Phil Ervine, director, Taste and Tour; Joanne O'Hagan, marketing manager Dillon Bass and Joe Magowan; Irish Whiskey Ambassador for Dillon Bass launch the new Belfast Whiskey Walk, part of a new Whiskey Club initiative from drinks company, Dillon Bass.
Purveyors of Irish whiskey are in for a treat as a new dedicated online hub for all things Irish whiskey is launched. – a new initiative from drinks company, Dillon Bass – will be a one-stop shop for fans of Irish whiskey to find out more about their favourite […]

Dillon Bass launches new Whiskey Club website and Whiskey Walk ...

Pictured at the charity’s Amy’s House family facility with Nadine, enjoying a taste of the fundraising fry-up, are (from left) Bronach Neill, Jeff Tosh, and Joanne Given, all from Tennent’s NI.
  Everything stops when your child has cancer: that’s the powerful message that drives CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland and now it has inspired the 114 employees at Tennent’s NI to fundraise for the charity. The company’s warm-hearted workers have chosen September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – to launch […]

Smile and thanks Tennent’s it’s Fry-day

: Duncan Hoy, Tesco; Junior Minister Alastair Ross; Economy Minister Simon Hamilton; Jorge Lopes, Diageo NI; St James Gate brewer; Brendan Guidera, Tesco and Sean Largey, Tesco.
  The Open Gate Brewery transported some of the magic from St James’s Gate to Belfast for this year’s Tesco Taste Fest.  This is the first time the Guinness Open Gate Brewery was at the festival showcasing some of their experimental brews for consumers to try. Guinness launched The Open […]

The Open Gate Brewery experience comes to Tesco Taste Fest ...

Franciscan Can range
Craft brewer Franciscan Well, which includes Ireland’s number one* craft beer Rebel Red in its range, is bringing its award winning craft beers into canned format in Northern Ireland from September. Rebel Red, Friar Weisse and Chieftain IPA will be available for the first time in a 330ml can across the […]

Ireland’s Favourite* Craft Beer in the can for NI market

Bullitt Bedroom
  With less than a month until Belfast’s coolest new hotel, Bullitt opens its doors, bargain-loving style seekers are being given the chance to nab an overnight stay for just £1. Bullitt’s ‘Kip for a Quid’ competition kicks off today (September 19th) and runs until 26th September. To mark the […]

Kip for a quid at Bullitt, Belfast’s coolest new hotel

Andrew Dickey from The Merchant Hotel
  The final of WORLD CLASS 2016 is fast approaching with the world’s greatest mixologists competing in the industry’s most prestigious and respected bartender competition in Miami from 24th-29th September – and Ireland will be ably represented by Andrew Dickey from The Merchant Hotel, Belfast. The elite competition is a […]

Belfast Bartender in the Mix to Join the WORLD CLASS ...

Sharon Michala, Food NI, joins Chefs Roy Abraham, The Smuggler’s Table, Killyleagh and Danny Millar, The Poacher’s Pocket, Lisbane, to announce the chocolate-packed line-up for the 2016 Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival.
  As thousands of chocoholics and foodies gear up for the highly-anticipated return of the biennial Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, outstanding chefs from Northern Ireland and further afield are joining up with festival organisers to ensure that the three-day festival offers a foodie experience not to be […]

Chefs going ‘cocoa’ over Killyleagh Chocolate and Fine Food Fest

Joan Burden, Cancer Fund for Children's Hospitality Manager and David Wilson Managing Director of Montalto Estate launch the charity's Winter Wonderland Ball which will take place in Montalto Estate, Northern Ireland's best kept secret, on Friday 26th November
  On Saturday 26th November 2016, The Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland to host a black tie event to raise money for local charity, Cancer Fund for Children. The glamorous gala ball will be held in the beautiful and ancient surroundings of […]

Magical Winter Wonderland Ball set to raise funds for Cancer ...

Pictured are, from left, John Farrand, Guild of Fine Food, Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats and Michael Ward, Harrods.
From 10,000 entries in Great Taste this year, the prestigious honour of Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016 has been awarded to Moira-based Hannan Meats’ Glenarm Shorthorn 4 Rib Roast. Hannan Meats is the first producer in the 22-year history of Great Taste to take the top award for a second […]

Glenarm Shorthorn Rib Roast lifts Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016

First Minister Arlene Foster joins celebrations with Titanic Belfast’s Vice-Chairman Conal Harvey, Chief Executive Tim Husbands MBE and Titanic Foundation Limited's Kerrie Sweeney, as it is named as Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards held in Sardinia, Italy,
  Titanic Belfast has been named as Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards held in Sardinia, Italy, last night. It is the first time an attraction in Northern Ireland has won the award at the ceremony, which has been nicknamed the ‘Tourism Oscars’, in its 23 […]

Titanic Belfast Named Best Attraction in Europe

Pictured are husband and wife Derek and Christina Thompson with their son Michael, founders of Gluten Free Ireland.
Gluten Free Ireland is to host its first exclusively gluten free food fair in Belfast on September 17 in the Crumlin Road Gaol, with over 1,500 people already taking to Facebook to express an interest. Now in its sixth year, the Gluten Free Ireland Food Fairs are a miniature food […]

Belfast to host first dedicated Gluten Free Food Fair

From sodas farls to wheaten, barmbrack and boxty, Northern Ireland is well known for its unique bread and baking traditions. In recent years new and different breads have emerged in cafes and bakeries across Northern Ireland and with that has come a resurgence in traditional baking methods. With different monthly themes […]

Sept 5 deadline for Northern Ireland’s Best Bakery

NI Economy Minister Simon Hamilton is pictured with Ryanair Sales & Marketing Executive Lisa Buckley and Belfast International Airport MD Graham Keddie.
Belfast International Airport is predicting a sizable boost for Northern Ireland tourism with the new Ryanair Berlin route which commenced yesterday. The airport says advance bookings on the airline’s first direct European destination from its new Belfast base show how much German visitors are looking forward to enjoying the Northern […]

NI tourism boost expected from new Ryanair Berlin route

Matthew Wylie from Peninsula Care Services, edible gardener and author Jilly Dougan, Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell and manager of Clifton Nursing Home Stuart Johnstone officially unveil Peninsula's memory garden at Clifton Nursing Home in Belfast.
Multi-award winning Peninsula Care Services, a leading domiciliary care, nursing and recruitment agency, has gifted a memory garden in one of their valued clients’ care homes, Clifton Nursing Home in Belfast. MD for Peninsula, Jonny Cook, commissioned author of Sow, Grow, Munch and edible gardener Jilly Dougan to design a sensory […]

Blooming marvellous garden for North Belfast Care Home

Niall McMullan, creator of Yardsman beers
Hercules Brewing Company, the first craft brewery to open in Belfast for almost 160 years, has won a gold medal at the World Beer Challenge 2016 for its small batch brew lager, Yardsman Lager. It was the only company in Ireland to be recognised at the prestigious ceremony in Estroil, […]

Yardsman wins World Beer Challenge 2016 gold and silver

Declan Clarke, one of the 2015/16 apprentices is pictured in Hadskis where he secured a full time job following his involvement with the Apprentice scheme.
The next generation of kitchen stars have until the September 1 to submit their applications for the programme, which gives hospitality students the chance to learn their skills from some of the best chefs in Northern Ireland. Now in its third consecutive year, the scheme, which is endorsed by the Department […]

Final call for Apprentice Programme at James Street South

Joanne Walsh, Business Development Manager Lough Erne Resort, Heather Gott, NI Children’s Hospice William Kirby General Manager Lough Erne Resort, Noel McMeel, Executive Head Chef Lough Erne Resort, Tanya Teague, Horizon West Care team Manager, and Lynne Phair, Lough Erne Resort
  Lough Erne Resort has announced a new charity partnership with Horizon West Children’s Hospice, part of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice which is located in Killadeas, County Fermanagh. Staff at the five-star resort will work to raise crucial funds to support the local charity, which is the only dedicated […]

Lough Erne Resort looks to Horizon in charity alliance

Social Sounds Music Festival
Home grown star Duke Special and Dublin’s Keywest are the headliners for an intimate outdoor experience at the Social Sounds Music Festival on September 8 & 9. And we can also look forward to performances from an excellent support line-up of local talent including Matty Rea, LORIS, Callum Stewart, Owen Denvir, The Bonnevilles, Ryan McMullan, […]

Intimate music festival Social Sounds is back at Cathedral Quarter ...