Slow Food Causeway: A Taste of Mussenden by Mussenden Seasalt

Slow Food Causeway

Slow Food Causeway: A Taste of Mussenden by Mussenden Seasalt

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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, features Paula McIntyre MBE and will pay homage to an iconic landmark along the North 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 Demense to Mussenden Temple where your dining experience awaits and is complemented by the atmospheric sound of the Atlantic Sea.

Whilst we cannot promise dry weather, we can offer a chauffeur to take you by car directly to the steps of Mussenden Temple.

The menu for the first evening has been created by Paula McIntyre MBE and will feature dishes from BBC Hamley kitchen. The food offered will showcase the very best of the Slow Food movement which Paula is a Director of which helps spread awareness of local food producers from Taste Causeway.

With eight courses and a house white wine to enjoy, you will leave feeling satisfied and proud to be part of the exciting food that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Tickets start at £70 and the event will run between 7pm and 10:30pm.


There are a number of guidelines that must be followed which include: 

  • Please avoid high spiked heels, flats are perfect to walk to the temple, please wear relatively warm clothing. As this is a 17th century building untouched by modern features. Don’t worry though, we do have heating, but as the fabric of the building is stone, therefore we would advise to layer.
  • The Event menu is prearranged and cannot be altered, we also can not guarantee a Nut free environment. Please contact us if you have any known allergens. 
  • Toilets are available and whilst they are at the entrance to bishops gate, we have provided transport by car to the toilets if you require the toilet midway through your evening.
  • Due to potential staining of the stunning flooring, our menu has been fixed and there will be no red wine served. 
  • We have COVID-19 safety procedures in place


About Paula McIntrye MBE: 

Having trained in Culinary Arts at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, USA, Paula McIntyre MBE has dominated the Northern Irish food scene. 

Specialising in fine dining and catering for events, Paula is a regular attendee to FoodNI events such as Balmoral Show, Glenarm Castle Festival, Flavours of Foyle Seafood Festival and also lectures in catering on the Professional Cookery Programme in Northern Regional College. 

In 2000 Paula appeared as a guest chef on “Ready, Steady, Cook” beating Paul Rankin in her second appearance. Since then she has featured on a range of BBC Northern Ireland food shows such as, “A La Carte”, “Taste for Adventure” and “Summer Season” programme and was a reporter on food issues for BBC 1 NI’s “Inside Out” programme. 

Paula also contributes to various papers in Northern Ireland including the Irish News, Newsletter and Belfast Telegraph.

Currently, Paula has been appointed Director Northern Ireland to the Slow Food UK board. 


About Mussenden Temple:

Located on the cliffs near Castlerock, the circular stone building sits majestically on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The dramatic 120ft cliff top boasts breathtaking views of Castlerock beach, Magilligan Point and Portrush.

Originally built as a library in 1785, the Temple is now owned by the National Trust as a popular tourist attraction along the world famous Causeway Coast. 


About Mussenden Sea Salt:

Mussenden Sea Salt was founded by Claire O’Kane after she couldn’t locate local Northern Irish sea salt to add to the Honora Kane collection of skin care products.

Claire then made it her mission to turn a passion into her very own product development.

Over two and a half years later, Mussenden Sea Salt was born and is completely bespoke.  

Not only is it Northern Ireland’s first sea salt, it is also ethically sourced and produced which reflects Claire’s commitment to preserving the coastal environment and landscape across our Island.


This event is part of the Slow Food Causeway launch programme funded by Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

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Date And Time

05-11-2021 @ 19:00 to
05-11-2021 @ 22:30

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