Hungry for adventure? If you’re looking for something exciting to really sink your teeth into, then look no further.
From November 2021 to March 2022, Slow Food Causeway is hosting a series of unmissable events celebrating the unique cuisine of the Causeway Coast.
The Slow Food organisation was initially founded by activists in Italy to promote the defense of regional traditions, good food, the joy of gastronomics – and the slow pace of life. Slow Food has since gone global – and has recently welcomed Taste Causeway as a Slow Food destination, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, after awarding them the accreditation.
From guided food tours to delicious tasting menus, Slow Food Causeway has a host of delicious events to choose from.
Here are 4 Slow Food events not to be missed this November:
1. A Taste of Mussenden by Mussenden Seasalt
Friday 5th November, 7pm to 10:30pm.
Join Mussenden Sea Salt for an evening of luxury dining where sustainability meets great taste, in the beautiful surroundings of Mussenden Temple.
You’ll be warmly welcomed by our hosts and guided along the atmospheric Downhill Demense to the steps of the Mussenden Temple, where your delectable eight course menu and white wine pairing awaits.
The menu for the evening will be crafted by none other than Paula McIntyre MBE, and will feature dishes from BBC Hamley Kitchen, showcasing the very best of the Slow Food movement here, in Northern Ireland.
The first of its kind, this event is the perfect way to kickstart the Slow Food Causeway experience.
For more information, click HERE
2. Guided Forage And Feast Walking Tour With Ursa Minor
Saturday 6th November and Tuesday 9th November, from 10am.
Ursa Minor Bakehouse is known as one of the best bakeries along the North Coast. Creating bespoke, honest bakes that are crafted from high-quality local ingredients, encompassing the speciality of slow food with each of their creations.
This walking tour will be led by local tour guide, Ewen Friers, who will tell you all about the history of the area and the vast culture surrounding it.
Along the way, you’ll learn about the art of foraging, the hunt for wild food resources, with Clare McQuillan from Feasting With Weeds as you learn about the natural world around us.
The guided tour will also feature a picnic feast on the majestic Causeway cliff tops, allowing you to appreciate the spectacular scenery as you bask in a panoramic view.
For more information on the 6th November event, click HERE and for the 9th November event, click HERE
3. Sourdough Making Classes by Ursa Minor
Sunday 14th November and Sunday 28th November, 9am to 5pm
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of traditional sourdough making?
Voted Best Slow Food Bakery in 2020, Ursa Minor invites you to get up close and personal with their professional bakers to learn about the craft of sourdough. During the event, participants will create three different types of sourdough bread. Guests will receive refreshments of tea, coffee and Ursa Minor nibbles in between baking.
Get the behind the scenes experience from one of the North Coast’s most popular bakeries, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere guaranteed.
To read more click HERE for the 14th November event and HERE for 28th November.
4. Bushmills Banquet at Causeway Visitor Centre
Friday 19th November, 7pm to 11pm
To celebrate the first month of Slow Food Causeway, we are hosting a red carpet event featuring a sensational feast crafted by local chefs along with an exclusive tasting menu from the famous Old Bushmills Distillery.
Tickets include a drinks reception and delicious canapes to get your evening of wondrous tasting started. Guests will then sample a grazing platter, small plates and tasters, as well as scrumptious desserts that are all created in line with the Slow Food movement, showcasing the very best of our local produce.
You will also enjoy a relaxing nightcap in the historic Causeway Hotel, the perfect way to end your evening.
For more information, click HERE
Taste Causeway is delivering Slow Food Causeway with funding from Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/slow-food-causeway or follow the hashtags #SlowFoodCauseway and #TasteCauseway