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Taste the Island: A Celebration of Our Food and Drink

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“We know that our food and drink experiences are world class, now, we want everyone else to know too.”

Tourism NI are excited to announce their involvement in Taste the Island- A Celebration of Our Food and Drink.  The initiative is an eight week showcase of our fabulous food and drink which will run across September, October and November 2019. 

2019 will be the first of a three-year commitment, delivered in conjunction with our partners at Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.  The timing of the 8 week programme will build on the success of the 2016 Year of Food and Drink and coincides as we celebrate Northern Ireland winning ‘Best Food Destination’ at the International Travel and Tourism Awards 2018/19.

The all island celebration will provide to visitors, both domestic and international, compelling reasons to visit Northern Ireland through the promotion of festivals and events, high quality local produce and authentic food and drink experiences.  Taste the Island aims to enhance our food and drink reputation by showcasing our high quality produce and experiences, as well as assisting in seasonal extension and regional distribution.

Tourism Northern Ireland is inviting businesses, networks and individuals interested in providing tourists with a food or drink experience to attend workshops in their local area to find out how they can get involved in ‘Taste the Island’. 

Information sessions will inform the sector about this exciting food and drink initiative.  The workshops have been organised for the industry to learn more and provide them with the opportunity to shape the development of a programme of events and experiences for 2019 and beyond.

Workshop details:

Thursday 30th May 11:00-13:00- Clandeboye Hotel

Friday 31st May 14:00-16:00- Ranfurly House

Monday 3rd June 14:00-16:00 Bishops Gate Hotel  

To register your attendance at one of the information sessions, please click 'Register Now' select the session you wish to attend.