3 Slow Food Causeway Events Happening In January

14 January 2022

After a successful end to 2021, the Slow Food Causeway events calendar is packed with even more events, dining experiences, tours and special menus involving over 60 local food and drink businesses from January to March 31 2022.

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.

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. 

Slow Food Causeway celebrates the unique food and drink culture of the Causeway Coast. 

Here are 3 Slow Food Causeway events happening throughout January:

  1. Slow Food Causeway: Sourdough Baking Classes with Ursa Minor

Sunday January 23rd, 9am to 5pm.

Join the talented team of bakers at a Slow Food 2020 accredited bakery, Ursa Minor Bakehouse and spend your Sunday learning the art of traditional sourdough making in a friendly and relaxed environment in the bakery’s workshop.

The class will cover 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 taste.

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  1. Slow Food Causeway: Broughgammon Butchery Course

Sunday January 30th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

This hands-on afternoon is perfect for those who are curious about butchering     and want to refine their skills.

Led by the team at Broughgammon farm, each guest will be taught everything from knife handling skills, cutting techniques and will also take home a complimentary boning knife and the meat cuts ready to cook.

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  1. Slow Food Causeway: Paula McIntyre at The Arcadia

Saturday January 22nd 

Director of Slow Food Northern Ireland MBE Paula McIntyre, will be hosting an exclusive dining experience in collaboration with The Arcadia along Portrush’s beautiful East Strand.

Drawing on inspiration from the coastal surroundings, Paula McIntyre MBE invites you to join her for an evening of coastal dining featuring some of the finest high quality and local produce from along the Causeway Coast. 

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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 or follow the hashtags #SlowFoodCauseway and #TasteCauseway

About Slow Food Movement 

Slow Food International was founded in 1989, as an organisation which campaigns for good, clean and fair food across the world.

Slow Food is one of the world’s largest NGOs with offices in 150 countries and growing.

They campaign on issues of food heritage, quality, the right to good food for all, health, education, climate, the role of women and those less often heard, and food sovereignty.

Everything they seek and do is governed by three words: Good. Clean. Fair.

About Taste Causeway

Taste Causeway is an All-Ireland Foodie Destination Award Winner and an accredited Slow Food Destination. We epitomise the brand values of NI destination brand Embrace a Giant Spirit. Come and experience the products and the people, which make this a must-see place for genuine food lovers.

#tasteunrivalled captures the many elements that come together to make our food and drink offering truly exceptional.

  • We value authenticity. We’re passionate people who draw on our rich landscape and long heritage to create extraordinary eating experiences.
  • We value people. We welcome newcomers into our corner of the world with delicious food and warm hospitality.
  • We value ambition. We strive to create exceptional food and drink through imagination and innovation, developing fresh takes on old traditions.

We also care about the safety of our customers and staff in the current Co- Vid environment. Many of our businesses have undergone bespoke health and safety training under the Taste Causeway Safe and Alert accreditation and are further accredited under the NI Good to GO scheme.

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