Hungry for adventure? Or maybe you’re looking for some fun to really sink your teeth into.
The search is over.
Slow Food Causeway is hosting a series of events celebrating the unique cuisine of the Causeway Coast.
The 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 welcomed Taste Causeway as a Slow Food destination.
From guided food tours to delicious tasting menus, Slow Food Causeway has something to tantalise your taste buds.
Here are 4 Slow Food events happening in November:
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 on Friday 5th November at Mussenden Temple.
The first of its kind event, this exclusive collaboration with National Trust Northern Ireland and Mussenden Sea Salt, will pay homage to an iconic landmark along the Causeway Coast for the launch of Slow Food Causeway by Taste Causeway, sponsored by Tourism NI.
On arrival, you will be met with a warm welcome and guided along the Downhill Demesne to Mussenden Temple where your dining experience awaits, complemented by the atmospheric sound of the waves below.
The menu for our first evening by Chef Paula McIntyre MBE, Director of Slow Food NI will feature dishes from BBC Hamely Kitchen and showcase local food and drink producers from Taste Causeway who epitomise the very essence of the Slow Food movement. The Menu consists of welcome drinks, a seven course taster menu and will include a bottle of wine/soft drinks.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/event/slow-food-causeway-a-taste-of-mussenden-by-mussenden-seasalt/
Guided Forage & Feast walking tour with Ursa Minor
Saturday 6th November and Tuesday 9th November, from 10am.
Take a trip along one of the North Coast’s famous coastal walks where you will soak up scenery, unravel the historical significance and tasty delights of the Guided Forage and Feast Walk with Ursa Minor.
Guests will begin their experience with coffee and pastries at Portballintrae where they’ll be joined by forager Clare McQuillan (Feasting with Weeds) and local tour guide, Ewen Friers, who will lead the trail with interesting tales and pause to taste the hedgerow edibles.
Come along and enjoy the Guided Forage and Feast Walk which starts at 10am in Portballintrae and will feature a picnic feast on the majestic Causeway cliff tops.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/event/slow-food-causeway-guided-forage-and-feast-walk-with-ursa-minor for 6th November and [INSERT LINK] for 9th November.
Sourdough Making Classes by Ursa Minor
Sunday 14th November and Sunday 28th November, 9am to 5pm
Learn the art of traditional sourdough making in a friendly and relaxed environment in the bakery’s workshop at Ursa Minor Bakehouse, the Best Slow Food Bakery 2020.
The class will run from 9am until around 5pm and in between baking, guests will be provided with refreshments such as tea and coffee and can enjoy nibbling at breakfast, lunch and snacks provided by the Ursa Minor Bakehouse team.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/event/slow-food-causeway-sourdough-making-class-by-ursa-minor for 14th November and tastecauseway.com/event/slow-food-causeway-sourdough-making-class-by-ursa-minor-2 for 28th November.
Bushmills Banquet at Causeway Visitor Centre
Friday 19th November, 7pm to late
To celebrate the launch of Slow Food Causeway, the team from Bushmills Banquet have collaborated with the National Trust Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre to deliver an exclusive, evening dining experience and a unique opportunity to ‘Embrace a Giant Spirit’ in this iconic, atmospheric venue.
The signature event in our Slow Food calendar takes place on Friday 19th November 2021. Enjoy a sensational feast prepared by local chefs, who have collaborated on this special menu showcasing local Slow food and drink producers from across the Taste Causeway network. The evening begins with an exclusive tasting from Old Bushmills Distillery “Causeway Collection” and a special preview from our newest gin distillery, the very aptly named “Giant’s Basalt Rock Gin”.
More info and booking details on www.bushmillsbanquet.com
The Causeway Coast and Glens is Northern Ireland’s first accredited Slow Food destination, Taste Causeway, the collaborative network of local food and drink businesses was awarded the accolade by the global Slow Food Movement following a rigorous assessment process. To launch and celebrate this prestigious award Taste Causeway is running a six month programme of events, dining experiences, tours and special menus.
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