|Address||Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL|
|When||29th October - 5th November 2016|
Lisburn and Castlereagh presents Treat Week, a 7-day celebration of our tastiest restaurants. Running from Saturday 29th October to 5th November, eateries from the region will come together to deliver one-off food and drink experiences. We promise to whet your appetite with a choice of gourmand evenings, cooking masterclasses, afternoon teas, brunch at my place,…
Lisburn and Castlereagh presents Treat Week, a 7-day celebration of our tastiest restaurants. Running from Saturday 29th October to 5th November, eateries from the region will come together to deliver one-off food and drink experiences.
We promise to whet your appetite with a choice of gourmand evenings, cooking masterclasses, afternoon teas, brunch at my place, explore & discover, pop-up suppers, chef & guerrilla cooks, meet the producers and village food trails.
Lisburn & Castlereagh Treat Week promises to be an adventurous collaboration of all those involved in our food scene from Farm to Fork, creating a lasting legacy for our local restaurant scene.
In the spirit of the Year of Food & Drink 2016, we are encouraging the public to get involved and discover the true Taste of Ulster. Lisburn and Castlereagh has its fair share of Northern Ireland’s foodie destinations stretching from Moira to Dundonald. Leading the way is Chef Chris McGowan’s restaurant, Wine and Brine, which has recently been crowned the UK’s Best Local Restaurant by The Good Food Guide. There are many other local food heroes dedicated to provenance and showcasing Northern Ireland’s food heritage such as Stevie Higginson, Derek Patterson and Stephen Jeffers. There are a few new kids on the block too making a name for themselves so it is worth keeping posted – you never know what culinary treasures you may come across.
The weeklong celebration of Lisburn and Castlereagh’s culinary heroes begins on Saturday 29th October and wraps up on 5th November. Bringing together restaurants, cafés and gastropubs, Treat Week will deliver one off food and drink experiences in Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink.
Cooking demos, special offers, farmers markets’, themed evenings, afternoon teas and a food trail in Moira means there’ll be something for all eating occasions throughout the region. Some of these events are detailed below but for a full rundown go to www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com/events/treat-week.
Whether you are a seasoned foodie or simply want an excuse for a day out or night off, our restaurants, cafés and bars will serve up a treat for everyone.
To view the jam-packed Treat Week booklet, click the following link: treat-week-bookletweb
Harvest fest cookery demos
A number of well-known chefs from Lisburn and Castlereagh will be at St. George’s market on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October for Harvest Fest, and will be showing you how to serve up some tasty dishes to celebrate the harvest season. On Saturday, Chris McGowan starts us off at 9:30am with Cathal McGreevey finishing things off. Moving on to Sunday we’ll haveDerek Patterson and Stephen Jeffers rounding off the weekends demos from 10am until noon.
You’ll also be able to soak up the blue grass live entertainment that will be playing all weekend.
For further information on any of the Harvest fest cookery demonstration please visit Treat Week Facebook events page. (https://www.facebook.com/pg/treatweek/events/?ref=page_internal )
Halloween Fest at Inns Market
Halloween Fest at Inns Market launches Treat Week with a special themed market on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 2pm.
The market will feature its usual mix of local seasonal and artisan producers along with cooking demos featuring top chefs including Stephen Jeffers, Paul Milligan, Stevie Higginson, Sarah McGreechan of Sarah’s World Fare and Alessandro Bianco of Pizza VanTastica. A scarily good line-up of our food heroes showing how to make the most of local and seasonal produce with an emphasis on NI’s Year of Food & Drink.
Fancy dress is encouraged with family fun in the form of story-telling, potato printing, balloon modelling and of course face painting to complete those costumes!
Chef Demos at Forestside
For anyone that has a few minutes to spare while doing their shopping, the Forestside Cookery Demos will feature top chefs from across Lisburn & Castlereagh. The afternoon of demos, kicking off at 1pm and rounding up at 6pm. Keep an eye out for chefs being added to the line up!
Kitchen Sessions & Meet the Producers Fair
Kitchen Sessions and The Meet the Producers Fair is the perfect excuse to get your weekly food shop off to a good start and take in some chilled Saturday afternoon vibes at the same time.
Lisburn Square will play host to local meat, dairy and vegetable farmers and small batch artisan producers. Top local chefs including Stevie Higginson of Square Bistro will provide inspiration for dishes you can easily create at home in the Kitchen Sessions. The Speckled Hen’s, Cathal McGreevey, will focus on Pub Classics, whilst Alfredo’s Lisburn will team up with RubyBlue Spirits for a cocktail making masterclass. For something a little bit different, Sarah McGreechan of Sarah’s World Fare will demonstrate how to incorporate a meat free day into your diet and Erin from The Edible Flower Supper Clubs will take you on a global culinary journey.
With family fun, live music, street food and artisan coffee, there is something to keep big and small happy.
The Pop Up Chefs Table with Stephen Jeffers pops up in Forestside Cookery School on 29th October. For those who remember the Jeffers by the Marina days and miss it sorely, Stephen will be showing you how to create these 5 delicious dishes while you sit back & relax with your loved ones, then enjoy these scrumptious dishes in Forestside Cookery School.
Wine & Brine are kicking off Treat Week with a Game Themed Masterclass on Saturday 29th October. Spend the morning in the kitchen with Chris McGowan and the team, then move into the restaurant to enjoy the fruits of your labour. A masterclass, lunch and an apron all for only £60 per person.
Treat your little angels to an afternoon of food and fun at Forestside Cookery School on Monday 31st October. Stephen Jeffers sets a perfect yet simple to follow recipe for your kids to make goodies fresh for your own Halloween party. Drop your kids down to the cookery school for this quick class while you go shopping or relax in our dining area with a tray bake & coffee. Toffee Apple Muffins are on the menu!
The Moira Food Trail takes you through the village on the morning of Saturday 5th November. With a number of stops throughout the trail, you’ll have the chance to speak to the makers and sample their specially prepared dishes.
The Owl & Pussycat Café in Hillsborough will finish off Treat Week with afternoon tea that is open to all on Saturday 5th November. Running from 3pm-6pm and BYOB for those who would like to bring their own Prosecco or Champagne.
For more information or to explore the full line-up of Treat Week events held across Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council visit www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com/events/treat-week or follow Treat Week on facebook.com/TreatWeek or Twitter @TreatWeek and Instagram @TreatWeek2016.
Here is the full list of participants of Treat Week:
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