Entry opens for Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 competition

Entry opens for Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 competition

Entry is now open for Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 competition (formerly Great Carvery of the Year) up to a deadline of September 29. The competition, in association with Knorr Professional, searches to find the best roast served up by pubs and hotels across the island of Ireland. Pubs and hotels... View Article

Friends open new Belfast brunch venture

Friends open new Belfast brunch venture

Friends Gary McIldowney and Ryan Jenkins have joined forces to launch OUTPUT Espresso, a new brunch and coffee destination on Belfast’s Lisburn Road. The 1150-square-foot, 40-seat food outlet will serve an all-day brunch menu with simple everyday options alongside unique captivating combinations of flavours and surprises. The food offering will... View Article

Milestone year ahead as IFEX celebrates 25th expo in NI

Milestone year ahead as IFEX celebrates 25th expo in NI

IFEX 2020 will be home to thousands of visitors, hundreds of exhibitors and Northern Ireland’s hottest culinarians, as the event returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, celebrating its 25th anniversary, since the biennial expo first opened its doors in 1970. Taking place over March 24-26, 200-plus companies from across... View Article

The search is on for Ireland’s next music star

The search is on for Ireland’s next music star

A new all-Ireland competition has been launched to give aspiring songwriters and musicians a chance to win €3,000 of music gear, a recording session in one of Ireland’s most famous studios and a chance to play a showcase gig at a top Irish venue. ‘Star Nation’ is the brainchild of... View Article

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council announce 2019 food & drink programme

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council announce 2019 food & drink programme

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has announced its own unique programme of food & drink experiences, running from June to December 2019. With several exciting events, festivals and tasting experiences scheduled to take place across Hillsborough, Moira, Lisburn and Dundonald, food lovers from across Northern Ireland and those travelling from... View Article

Local chefs and producers get ready for Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Food Festival

Local chefs and producers get ready for Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Food Festival

A taste of what’s to come was on offer at a recent launch event for the inaugural Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Food Festival, to be hosted in the 100-acre Co Down estate in partnership with BBC Good Food and supported by Tourism Northern Ireland. To be held over July 5-7,... View Article

Nashville in Belfast festival gets underway

Nashville in Belfast festival gets underway

A giant hoe down, celebrating over 20 years of the Belfast’s Sister City Relationship with Nashville, Tennessee, is underway this week. A jam-packed programme of events has been planned across the city over June 12-16 to mark the special Sister City relationship, which has evolved over the years to embrace... View Article

Tourism NI encourages industry and visitors to ‘Taste the Island’

Tourism NI encourages industry and visitors to ‘Taste the Island’

Tourism NI recently held a series of workshops across Northern Ireland to inform the tourism industry about an eight-week Taste the Island showcase of food and drink set to run from September to November. The initiative is part of a three-year commitment to be delivered in partnership with Tourism Ireland... View Article

Backyard at Blas takes to the road this summer supporting Ireland’s emerging food producers and bringing along some of the industry’s leading experts

Backyard at Blas takes to the road this summer supporting Ireland’s emerging food producers and bringing along some of the industry’s leading experts

Always a popular addition at the annual Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards in Dingle, Backyard at Blas is embarking on a new roadshow programme for summer 2019 bringing their innovative networking and learning programme to food producers across the country at a number of key locations. Designed to bring the food producing... View Article

Four Star Pizza celebrates 20 years in Northern Ireland

Four Star Pizza celebrates 20 years in Northern Ireland

Pizza lovers across the province are being asked to join the party as Four Star Pizza celebrates its 20th year in Northern Ireland. The first Four Star Pizza store in NI was opened on Belfast’s Beersbridge Road in 1999, and now the pizza chain operates 14 stores across the province... View Article