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 and hopes to preserve the ‘unique culinary heritage’ of NI.
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.
Slow Food Causeway celebrates the unique food and drinks culture of the Causeway Coast.
Here are 7 upcoming Slow Food Causeway Events happening:
1 & 2. Slow Food Causeway: Sourdough Baking Classes with Ursa Minor
Sunday, February 6 and February 20, 9am – 5pm
Come along and spend your Sunday learning the art of traditional sourdough making with the talented team of bakers at a Slow Food 2020 accredited bakery, Ursa Minor Bakehouse.
The class will cover the theory on 3 different types of bread, using both sourdough culture and yeast and all guests will have the opportunity to take home their loaves for family and friends to enjoy.
For more information, go to tastecauseway.com/event/ursa-minor-sourdough-making-class
3. Slow Food Causeway: Broughgammon Butchery Course
Sunday, February 13, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
This hands-on afternoon is ideal for those who are curious about butchering and want to improve their skills.
Led by the highly skilled team at the award-winning Broughgammon farm, each guest will be taught everything they need to know about butchering from knife handling skills, cutting techniques.
After the event, guests can take home a complimentary boning knife and the meat cuts ready to cook.
For more information, go to tastecauseway.com/event/broughgammon-farm-butchery-course
4. Slow Food Causeway: Smoking Masterclass with North Coast Smokehouse
Saturday 19th February, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Join Ruairidh from North Coast Smokehouse for an afternoon of curing and smoking some seafood favourites.
In this hands-on masterclass, you will learn the techniques involved in smoking hot and cold fish.
From filleting, curing and hot smoking, this is a wonderful chance to learn artisan skills off an award winning smoker.
Plus you’ll get to take home your smoked trout and your own small scale smoker to share your new skills with family and friends.
For more information, go to tastecauseway.com/event/smoking-masterclass-with-north-coast-smokehouse
5. Slow Seafood Soiree with Native Seafood and Paula McIntyre
Sunday, 20th February, 7pm
Join in on the celebration of our local, seasonal fish with Slow Food Director Paula McIntyre MBE at Native Seafood in Portstewart where you will enjoy a seven course tasting menu, drinks and music.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/event/slow-seafood-soiree-with-paula-mcintyre
6. The Spirit of the Bann Tour with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours
Saturday 26th February, 2:30pm
The award winning Causeway Coast Foodie Tours are back this Spring with their very special ‘The Spirit of the Bann’ river whiskey tasting experience along the picturesque river.
‘The Spirit of the Bann’ along with White River Charters are hosting an afternoon full of exquisite whiskey flavours accompanied by an array of tasty award-winning local Slow Food produce.
Where better to celebrate our unique Slow Food food and drink heritage than via a journey on the River Bann alongside the beautiful site of Mountsandel, Coleraine.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/events
7. North Supper Club by Ursa Minor at a Secret Location
Saturday 26th February, 7pm to late
Join the casual and relaxed evening with friends and enjoy a delicious feast, celebrating the best local produce with Ciara from Ursa Minor.
Enjoy three courses of beautiful seasonal food served under twinkling lights and candlelight in an unbelievably special location five minutes from Ballycastle.
After dinner, guests will be entertained by some of the finest voices on the island right now; the stunning vocal harmonies of Lemoncello; superb Dublin poet & playwright Stephen James Smith & the enthralling experimental folk artist Joshua Burnside.
For more information go to tastecauseway.com/event/north-supper-club-by-ursa-minor-bakehouse
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 events, dining experiences, tours and special menus.
Taste Causeway is delivering Slow Food Causeway with funding from Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. For more information go to tastecauseway.com/slow-food-causeway or follow the hashtags #SlowFoodCauseway and #TasteCauseway