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Belfast Food Tour in a Box offered as a festive experience

Taste & Tour, the events company behind Belfast’s ever-popular food and drink tours, has pivoted to introduce its award-winning concept in an at-home delivery format.

Starting at just £50, Belfast Food Tour in a Box, is a specially-curated selection of Belfast’s best-loved local produce, offering foodies the opportunity to experience a taste of the multi-award winning Belfast Food Tour in the comfort of their own home or to share with a fellow foodie as a thoughtful gift experience this Christmas.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taste & Tour’s portfolio of food and drink tours, which typically visit restaurants, bars and hotels across the City, have been postponed. As a result, it has innovated to create alternative immersive experiences that deliver on the same discovery, craic and comfort foodies have come to love about Taste & Tour.

Each Belfast Food Tour in a Box is beautifully wrapped and includes Taste & Tour’s fantastic facts about each of the suppliers and products. Experiences include:

THE WEE ONE – £50 – With just the right amount for one hungry foodie, this box experience includes local charcuterie, cold-pressed rapeseed oil, hand-rolled butter, artisan chocolate, organic smoked salmon, two kinds of local cheese with fancy crackers and chutney, as well as Armagh apple juice. For a supplement of £10 this box can also include local beer, local cider and a miniature 5cl bottle of local gin with mixer and garnish.

THE INBETWEEN ONE – £80 – A bountiful box packed with plenty, this size is ideal for two and includes local charcuterie, cold-pressed infused rapeseed oils, hand-rolled butter, artisan chocolate, two types of local cheeses with fancy crackers, organic smoked salmon, Armagh apple juice, a local beer, a local cider and a standard size 70cl bottle of local gin with tonic water and garnish. Orders to the Republic of Ireland cannot include alcohol and so will be subsidised with additional food produce.

THE BIG’UN – £100 – A full-on feast, this box includes an almost endless supply of local charcuterie, cold-pressed infused rapeseed oils, hand-rolled butter, handmade boozy chocolates, hot chocolate mix, a selection of three local cheeses with fancy crackers and chutney, organic smoked salmon, Armagh apple juice, two local beers, a local cider and a standard size 70cl bottle of local gin with premium tonic water and a garnish. Orders to the Republic of Ireland cannot include alcohol and so will be subsidised with additional food produce.

“Whilst there are restrictions in place, we aren’t able to tour,” said Phil Ervine, co-founder of Taste & Tour. “However, we still want to be able to offer a taste of the Belfast Food Tour for people at during the festive season.

“We can’t wait to return to hopefully return to some form of normality as soon as possible but, in the meantime, we have had to pivot, just like many other businesses, into the online and delivery sector.

“Christmas is usually a strong season for us with corporate and group tours and it’s as important to us, as ever, that people still have viable celebration options to mark the season together without having to scrimp on quality or safety.”

Caroline Wilson, co-founder of Taste & Tour, said: “With that driving our vision, we created our Belfast Food Tour In A Box concept. The experience offers recipients a chance to discover a taste of the Belfast Food Tour – in this instance from the comfort of their own home with a few friends – and we can still connect with and support our network of suppliers.

“As a company, we’re driven by our passion for sharing local produce and talent and we’re thrilled that we’ve found a way to continue to bring a taste of Belfast to foodies across the island.

“Everyone likes to splurge a little at Christmas time on premium quality goods they may not buy every week and our boxes offer people the chance to do just that but in a convenient and affordable way.”

Taste & Tour’s Belfast Food Tour In A Box options are available to purchase online now with prices starting from just £50.00. For more information, visit tasteandtour.co.uk.

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