Visitors to this year’s Balmoral Show will be able to enjoy food and drink which contributed to Northern Ireland being acclaimed as the world’s best food destination at the prestigious World Travel Trade Awards in London last November.
Northern Ireland came out on top in the international competition. The global award recognised the success of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, an initiative delivered by Food NI.
Visitors will also be able to talk to many of the producers in the Food NI Pavilion at the show, now among the biggest and best agri-food events in the UK and Ireland. Thousands of quality products will be showcased by upwards of 100 participants during the four day show, which will run from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May.
Tesco is again supporting the Theatre Kitchen, which will involve dozens of demonstrations including vegetarian dishes and how to make the perfect NI cocktail.
Michele Shirlow, Chief Executive at Food NI, said: “Northern Ireland has undergone a food and drink revolution in the last ten years, resulting in an abundance of outstanding local producers. With outstanding taste, short supply chains and award winning companies, visitors are bowled over by our excellence in food and drink.
“To have this showcased at Balmoral Show in the Food NI Pavilion is great for local producers and visitors who can experience a genuine taste of local food and drink in a setting that reflects Northern Ireland’s culture and heritage and reflects our reputation as an outstanding food and drink region.”