Thousands are expected to attend this year’s Derry Slow Food Festival, set to take place this coming Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th October.
Now into its fourth year, the award-winning Derry City and Strabane District Council event celebrates the best artisan produce in the north west, with tens of thousands descending on the city for the festival, which was named the NI Food and Drink Experience of the Year 2018 from Tourism NI, and Best Tourism Event at the North West Business Awards.
Attendees can look forward to cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, street food stalls, family fun, and more. The star of this year’s festival will be the Lough Foyle Irish Flat Oyster Bar where guests can learn everything from where it was caught to how to eat it, as well as tasting samples.
Celebrity chefs Jenny Bristow and Catherine Fulvio will be on hand to share their tips and tricks, while the best chefs and restaurants in Derry are coming together to present the Taste of LegenDerry Slow Food Dining Experience, a long table dining experience featuring local food and drink.
Speaking at the launch, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, said she was delighted that the annual event – which is the only one of its kind held in Northern Ireland – continues to go from strength to strength.
“The Slow Food Festival is always a staple for food and drink lovers in the North West and beyond, and it promises to be the best year yet with a magnificent five day programme,” she said.