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Blas na hEireann Finalists 2022

The Irish Food Awards – Blas na hEireann Finalist 2022  13 of our Taste Causeway Producers have a combined total of 23 products through to the finals of this year’s  Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday 30th September 2022. Causeway Coffee  Niamh Coffee Bebo Coffee Causeway Coffee takes great …

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Taste Causeway Great Taste Award Winners 2022

Taste Causeway – Great Taste Award Winners 2022 Great Taste is the UK’s largest and most trusted awards scheme for speciality food & drink . 10 of our fantastic Taste Causeway members have won a total of 21 Stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards, including 2 products being awarded the highest accolade of 3 …

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Taste Causeway Summer – August

Taste Summer with Taste Causeway – August 2022 There’s lots happening over the summer months at Taste Causeway. Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date. Movie Nights at Bushmills Inn Thursday 11th August, 6pm “The Duke” Thursday 25th August, “The Phantom of the Open” Throughout the summer months Bushmills …

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Slow Food Philosophies Positively Embraced By The People Of Northern Ireland

The demand for Slow Food in Northern Ireland has soared over the last decade, thanks to a change in consumer preference and attitude towards their food choices and following the launch of Slow Food Causeway by Taste Causeway in November 2021, there is no better time to get involved in the grassroots movement that seeks …

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From TV Screens To Dinner Tables, NI Celebrity Chef Paula McIntyre On Dominating The Local Foodie Scene

Since the age of 14, Aghadowey-born Paula McIntyre MBE, has had a passion for cooking and appreciating the local taste of her Causeway Coast and Glens surroundings which have paved the way to her successful professional career as an award winning chef, food writer and now, Slow Food Northern Ireland Director. Growing up, Paula nurtured …

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7 Taste Causeway Experiences Happening This Month

Slow Food Causeway might be coming to an end this month, but there are still plenty of amazing foodie experiences happening on the Causeway Coast. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly Easter day out or wanting to kick back and unwind with friends, here’s what Taste Causeway has in store for you this month:   …

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6 Tips For Customers Who Want To Embrace Slow Food

Since November 2021, the topic of Slow Food has been on everyone’s lips thanks to the Slow Food Causeway campaign which launched in November 2021.  For the past four months, both producers and businesses alike have been busy putting on an exciting range of events, dining experiences, tours and special menus celebrating the unique Slow …

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5 Things You Can Do To Take Advantage Of Your Slow Food Causeway Membership

When Taste Causeway was awarded the prestigious accolade of becoming a Slow Food destination in 2021, the response was unprecedented with many producers and hospitality businesses alike eager to gain the red snail Slow Food accreditation. Slow Food Causeway members are spreading the word about this grassroots movement around Northern Ireland and helping accomplish a …

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Slow Food Causeway Events Happening This March

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 …

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Taste Causeway aims to improve on last year’s Great Taste Awards Success

Taste Causeway businesses are submitting their applications for the Great Taste 2022 Awards, hoping to join the list of members who have already received the Great Taste stamp of quality in 2021. “This is a great opportunity to put our food and drink in front of an independent panel of 500 experts to receive honest …

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7 Slow Food Causeway Events Happening This February

With only a few weeks left of Slow Food Causeway Events, the calendar is jam packed with a mixture of some familiar Slow Food favourites and new events. Originally founded in Italy during the 1980s to combine the regional traditions with the slow pace of life. Since then, the Slow Food movement has evolved worldwide …

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Enjoy a Slow Food Causeway Breakfast At Blackrock House

Blackrock House 5 Star Luxury Bed and Breakfast is delighted to be the first Bed and Breakfast on the Causeway Coastal Route to be awarded ‘Slow Food’ status by Paula McIntyre, Director of Northern Ireland to the Slow Food UK board.  To help launch the Slow Food Causeway movement, Nicola Neill, owner of Blackrock House …

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3 Slow Food Causeway Events Happening In January

After a successful end to 2021, the Slow Food Causeway events calendar is packed with even more events, dining experiences, tours and special menus involving over 60 local food and drink businesses from January to March 31 2022. Taste Causeway is an accredited Slow Food destination, one of only a handful of destinations in Ireland …

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Taste Causeway Producers Win Half Of Prestigious Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards

Slow Food Causeway and Taste Causeway Members scooped five out of 10 prestigious Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards last week. The awards were held on Friday December 10 in a night of celebration as local businesses across Northern Ireland were recognised for their dedication to deliver quality and sustainable food products and fulfilling the movement’s …

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Taste Causeway Producers Win Half Of Prestigious Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards

Slow Food Causeway and Taste Causeway Members scooped five out of 10 prestigious Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards last week. The awards were held on Friday December 10 in a night of celebration as local businesses across Northern Ireland were recognised for their dedication to deliver quality and sustainable food products and fulfilling the movement’s …

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Taste Causeway Christmas Dessert Recipe & Video Demo by Paula McIntyre

As part of the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Festive Celebrations our very own celebrity chef Paula McIntyre has been showing us how to create this festive Christmas Dessert with a local Taste Causeway Twist. Click on the image below to download and print the recipe for Festive Tiramisu with Chocolate Matchsticks.     …

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Taste Causeway Christmas Dinner Recipe & Video Demo by Paula McIntyre

As part of the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Festive Celebrations our very own celebrity chef Paula McIntyre has been showing us how to create this festive Christmas Dinner with a local Taste Causeway Twist. Click on the image below to download and print the recipe for Seaview Farm Gammon with Bushmills Whiskey, smoked …

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Taste Causeway Christmas Starter Recipe & Video Demo by Paula McIntyre

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As part of the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Festive Celebrations our very own celebrity chef Paula McIntyre has been showing us how to create this festive Christmas Starter with a local Taste Causeway Twist. Click on the image below to download and print the recipe for the North Coast Smokehouse smoked salmon with …

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6 Slow Food Causeway Events Happening In December

If you’re looking for something new this winter, Slow Food Causeway has a variety of events celebrating the unique food and drink culture of the Causeway Coast.  Taste Causeway is an accredited Slow Food destination, one of only a handful of destinations in Ireland to be awarded the accolade by the global Slow Food Movement. …

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Deadline Is Approaching To Vote In The Slow Food Awards

Created four years ago, the UK Slow Food Awards are a powerful platform to showcase local producers and hospitality venues who epitomise and promote the Slow Food ethos of Good, Clean and Fair in their daily operations.  These awards are truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners are simply chosen by whoever gets the most votes. Our …

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Slow Food Causeway Joins Global Slow Food Movement & Launches 6-Month Event Programme

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 are running a six month programme of …

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Everything You Need To Know About Slow Food

Following the launch of Slow Food Causeway by Taste Causeway many may be considering just what this means.  Put simply, Slow Food is a global organisation dedicated to nurturing good, clean and fair food across the world.  Founded initially in Italy by Carlo Petrini and fellow activists during the 1980’s, Slow Food has spread to …

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4 Slow Food Causeway Events Happening This November

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, …

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Slow Food Causeway Joins Global Slow Food Movement & Launches 6-Month Event Programme

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 are running a six month programme of …

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11 Accommodation Providers You Should Check Out In Causeway Coast & Glens

With so much to see and do along the Causeway Coast, you may need to recover from an action-packed day with a well deserved rest. Luckily, there’s plenty of accommodation providers all along the coastal route that will welcome weary travellers with open arms. Taste Causeway, an organisation set up to promote spectacular food and …

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10 Taste Causeway Cafes You Should Visit This Summer

With summer just around the corner, the Causeway Coastal Route is bound to be full of day-trippers and tourists looking to settle down with a fresh cup of coffee and delicious treats while viewing some spectacular sights.  Taste Causeway, an organisation set up to promote and raise awareness for the wide array of exceptional food …

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10 Food & Drink Tours You Should Try On The Causeway Coast

The Causeway Coast is renowned for its stunning landscape, sprawling beaches, and a number of incredible local eateries that people can’t help but go back for more of.  Luckily, there are plenty of ways visitors can explore some of the best places to eat in a matter of hours.  Taste Causeway, an organisation that promotes …

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9 Restaurants You Should Check Out In Causeway Coast & Glens

Along the Causeway Coast, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants, so much so, that it can almost be impossible to narrow it down.  Taste Causeway, an organisation that was set up to promote and raise awareness of local food and drink providers, has luckily made the mammoth choice so much easier. These 9 Taste Causeway …

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8 Jams, Preserves & Spreads You NEED To Try From Taste Causeway

If you’re taking a trip up to the Causeway Coast, there are plenty of fantastic businesses that are selling all kinds of delicious spreads and would make the perfect addition to any kitchen cupboard. Taste Causeway was set up to help promote businesses around the coastal route and lists 7 different enterprises where sensational jams, …

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8 Cookery Classes & Tasting Experiences Along The Causeway Coast

The Causeway Coast is bursting with talented chefs and cooks who serve up incredible dishes on the daily for locals and tourists. However, they’re not harbouring their secrets.  Full of passionate artisans, Taste Causeway is an organisation set up to help promote and raise awareness for the multitude of exceptional food and drink providers along …

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6 Tasty Treats You Can Discover Along The Causeway Coast

After a long day of exploring all the Causeway Coast has to offer, there’s nothing better than indulging yourself in some sweet treats. Taste Causeway, an organisation set up to promote incredible food and drink businesses based around the coastal route, has a number of members who serve up delicious treats for you to enjoy. …

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5 Farm Shops You Can Visit On The Causeway Coast

If you are visiting the Causeway Coast, one thing you might not want to miss is the great selection of authentic farm shops along the way. With a vast range of locally sourced and produced food available, tourists and locals exploring the Causeway Coastal route can set their taste buds alight. Taste Causeway, an organisation …

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4 Économusée Experiences You Can Visit On The Causeway Coast

The Économusée, or ‘working museum’, concept was first developed in Quebec, Canada in 1992. Over the last three decades, the programme has grown into an exciting international network, with over 110 artists that are renowned for their excellence.  The aim of the Économusée is simple, to promote and keep traditional crafts and knowledge alive by …

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Easter with Taste Causeway

North Coast Chocolates Easter Hamper is available to order via Instagram or Facebook only. Local collection or local delivery (BT52, BT53, BT55, BT56) One 18cm egg, two 11cm eggs and a lovely box of six bon bons to finish off. Non Vegan £45, Vegan £50       Easter Hampers available from Annie’s Delights www.anniesdelights.com …

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Mother’s Day Ideas from Taste Causeway

Don’t forget about Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March.  Here are a selection of ideas from our Taste Causeway members. Gift Vouchers are also available from many of our members so have a browse through the “where to eat and stay” and “tours and experiences” sections for more inspiration.    Mother’s Day hampers available from …

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Plans for new Distillery for Causeway Coast & Glens

Local company Glens of Antrim Potatoes have exciting plans to build a potato vodka distillery with a state of the art visitor centre, shop and restaurant / cafe.  The distillery has been designed by local architects 2020 Architects and is scheduled for opening in 2022.

Bushmills Barn team up with local chef Julia Shirley for unique dining experience

The Old Bushmills Barn has teamed up with the incredible Julia Shirley to give all guests the option of their very own private chef! Julia is a trained cordon bleu chef and has been catering professionally for over 30 years, making a name for herself both at home and abroad. She has cooked for a …

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Delicious Takeaway/Delivery Options from Taste Causeway

Although your favourite Taste Causeway place to eat might currently be closed many are now offering takeaway and/or delivery options so you can still enjoy their food during lockdown.  So why not treat yourself to a night off cooking or an afternoon coffee and support your local businesses at the same time.  The following are …

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Big Telly Theatre Company – Recipe for Disaster

The Big Telly Theatre Company’s brand new show ‘Recipe for Disaster – A piece of cookalong theatre’, featuring our very own professional chef Paula McIntyre, is opening NEXT WEEK, 29th and 30th January. Capacity is limited so advanced booking is advised. It’s theatre you can eat! Ticket price is £10 per device and recommended for …

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Christmas Gifts & Hampers from Taste Causeway

Why not buy a gift or hamper from one of our fantastic Taste Causeway members this Christmas and help to support local businesses?  Here is a just a selection to inspire you but you can browse all our members at https://www.tastecauseway.com/taste-finder/   If you’re looking for some local, sustainable and tasty Christmas presents then Broughgammon …

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Christmas Vouchers from Taste Causeway Members

Why not treat someone to a gift voucher from one of our fantastic Taste Causeway members this Christmas and help to support local businesses?  Vouchers available for restaurants, accommodation and tours. Here are a just a selection to inspire you but you can browse all our members at https://www.tastecauseway.com/taste-finder/   These special Christmas gift vouchers …

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Christmas Food & Drink with Taste Causeway

Why not treat yourself or someone else to some of our amazing Taste Causeway food and drink products this Christmas and help to support local businesses?  Here is a just a selection to inspire you but you can browse all our members at https://www.tastecauseway.com/taste-finder/   North Coast Chocolates have teamed up with other local food …

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Launch of Taste Causeway Hamper

Just Launched! This limited edition Taste Causeway hamper comes filled with Taste Causeway products, branded wooden spoons and Paula McIntyre recipe cards. Starting from £50 this also includes a beautiful branded presentation box and a gift card. Available to order through Warke’s Deli, Portstewart https://www.facebook.com/warkesdeli/ The Chocolate Manor Artisan Food Emporium in Castlerock https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateManor/ and …

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Christmas Experiences

    ?Christmas Movie Evenings? with The Bushmills Inn – The perfect festive night out, a 4 course Christmas Banquet followed by a festive movie in the boutique cinema (£45 per person). Movie nights are always in high demand and there is very limited numbers due to new Government guidelines so don’t delay in booking! …

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Takeaway / Delivery Options Available from 16th October 2020

The following Taste Causeway restaurants and cafes will be offering takeaways / deliveries from 16th October. Check out their websites or social media pages for further information. Arcadia – Cafe open Wednesday to Sunday with a new winter warmer takeaway menu. Delicious sweet treats and coffee also available for takeaway. Babushka are continuing with takeaway …

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