Love Local

February is Love Local month!

When you look around our phenomenal landscapes, you’ll not be surprised that we’re bursting at the seams with wonderful local producers. Bring your appetite, book a room and enjoy the tasty creations our farms, factories, breweries and bakeries aremaking. From ice-creams to Tayto Crisps to chocolate, you’ll be bowled over by our artisan excellence.

Key Events Happening This Month

Bangor Beer Club- Salty...

Bangor Beer Club is a place to meet some of the characters behind the ever growing NI brewing scene. Three years ago...
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Comber Farmers Market

The Comber Farmers' Market is on Thursday 4th February from 9am-1.30pm
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Year of Food &...

There will be local food sampling to coincide with the Year of Food & Drink at Tesco Lisburn on Friday 5th January 2016....
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Basket Making Workshop

Introducing our Basket Weaving Workshop in Ballycastle with Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts!  A perfect Christmas gift for yourself or a...
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Valentine’s Day at The...

Valentine’s Weekend at The Cuan- 12th-14th February 2016 Delicious food, wonderful wines, an open fire and lots of precious time to relax...
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Valentine’s Day at the...

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Londonderry Arms. Friday 12th February Enjoy two courses & live music with ALS for only £17.95 per person...
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Valentines Weekend at James...

As part of Valentines weekend, James St South restaurant will be focusing on its Taste of Ulster Tasting menu promoting the best...
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Last 1 Standing at...

The Cuan is the official food and and beverage location for this endurance running event. The Ultra event is a 4.2 mile...
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‘Love Local’ Brunch at...

Brunch at Newforge House with Belfast Food Tours Do you love brunch? Do you love local food? Do you love Bloody Mary's?...
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Taste our Best

Taste our Best - Growing a Foodie Destination. Supported by Northern Ireland Regional Agri-Food Programme & Tourism NI. Taking place in Derry...
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Focus on Food Conference 2016

Following the success of the first Focus on Food Conference in February 2015, which was attended by over 300 industry and tourism...
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Sausage Making Evening at...

Our Sausage Making Evening at Broughgammon Farm is here and we still have some spaces free! Kicking off on Tuesday 23rd February 7-9pm...
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World Host Sales Powered...

Have you got what it takes to showcase our tastiest produce and sell NI as a foodie destination? Are you ready to...
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Salty Dog Gourmet Evening:...

Enjoy a special Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 gourmet dinner at The Salty Dog. February is 'Love Local' month...
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Five Beer Friday

Five local beers open to taste on the last Friday of every month at Neill Wine in Groomsport. Email info@neillwine.com for further...
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Science of Food: Exploding...

Photo Credit: NI Science Festival website Suitability: All Ages Free. For registration and further information please visit scinnovate.co The Experimental Kitchen in...
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Artisan Pizza Workshop

Artisan Pizza Workshop with artisan bread making expert Dara of Ursa Minor Bakehouse Learn how to make true artisan pizza from scratch.You...
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This Months Offers & Promotions

Valentine’s Day at Tullylagan

Go the extra mile and treat your loved one to a luxury country house hotel stay this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a four course meal with complimentary cocktail for only £27.95pp. Phone 028 8676 5100 to make a reservation.
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Valentine’s Day at Old Post Office

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Old Post Office Lisbane. Available on Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February. Pre order to avoid disappointing that someone special. Only £19 per couple. Telephone the coffee shop on 02897 543335
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Lough Erne Pork Dish

Chef Noel McMeel’s Signature Dish – “Lough Erne Pork Dish” Reflecting the Very Best of Local Produce from Pat O’Doherty’s. Fillet of Pork – Pork Cheek – Ham Hock – Black Pudding Palmier – Pork Belly
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Brunch at Newforge House with Belfast Food Tour

Brunch at Newforge House with Belfast Food Tours Do you love brunch? Do you love local food? Do you love Bloody Mary’s? If you have answered yes to these questions, then you’ll want to come with us to meet John and Lou Mathers at Newforge House and enjoy what food critic and writer, Charles Campion
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Valentine’s at La Mon

Treat your loved one to an evening of bliss at La Mon! Enjoy a valentine’s cocktail on arrival, a valentine’s gift and a sumptuous three course gala dinner. Later, dance the night away with the smooth swing sensation, James Huish & band.
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Native Bites at NATIVE

Served from 12 noon and available until 5pm every day or until 7.30pm when there is a show on; the NATIVE Bites selection allows our diners to enjoy the finest local produce from award winning suppliers, washed down with a fine selection of local beers. 3 NATIVE bites £9.50 or any 3 bites plus bottle
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Valentines Day at Londonderry Arms Hotel

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Londonderry Arms Hotel. Be “Romanticised” with our mouthwatering Glenarm Organic Salmon – A plate of sheer pleasure OR Be BOLD and sizzle things up with our “5 Shades of Steak” – McAtamney’s Butcher’s Prime Irish Sirloin Please contact the Londonderry Arms Hotel for further information.
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Belfast Black Beef Stew at Hastings Hotels

Made with Whitewater Brewery’s locally brewed Belfast Black Stout, finest Northern Irish Beef and Comber Root Vegetables,with Garden Herb Dumplings and Creamy Champ. Served with Thompson’s Hastings Blend Tea or Bewley’s Estate Blend Coffee for only £10
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Valentine’s Jazz Session at Canteen Belfast

Enjoy our popular Valentines Jazz Session  on Friday 12th February with live entertainment from Conor Taggart from 6-8pm. Remember you can bring your own wine! Book a table and order from our All Day Menu.
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Canteen Belfast 2016 Menus

Small Plates Menu-  3 Small plates for £9 or £3.50 each. Bring Your Own Wine-  from 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Book your table on 90673136 or email info@canteenbelfast.com
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This Months Recipes

The Cuan’s Seafood Chowder

This Chowder is a signature dish of The Cuan since their opening on 17th March 1991. With compliments Peter and...
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Corned Beef , Cabbage...

 This dish was demonstrated by Emmett McCourt at the NI Potato Festival on 3rd October. Ireland was the biggest exporter...
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Sugar Baked Armagh Bramley...

This is a recipe from Brian Donnelly from the Slieve Donard Estate & Spa showcasing local food on the Taste of...
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Baronscourt Estate Venison Pie

This is a dish, Baronscourt Estate Venison Pie is from Mark Mc Mahon, The Cultra Inn, showcasing local food on the...
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Irish Stew

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Northern Ireland Soup

Let’s start with this basic recipe that is healthy, economical and unique to Northern Ireland. Made from vegetables grown near...
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