posted on March 2nd, 2018

BelFeast has arrived!


Calling all foodies out there or anyone who is up for some good food, drink and a bit of craic! BelFeast – a new three-day food and drink festival taking place from 23rd until 25th March.

The event promises a ‘taste’ of Belfast and aims to boost Belfast’s reputation as a top food and drink destination by showcasing the finest in local produce, the skills of local chefs, and the best of local restaurants, cafes and bars. The foodie festival, based around the Cathedral Quarter is being complemented by an entertainment programme that includes live music performances, street artists, tours, workshops, and talks. The Cathedral Quarter will come to life with special events like an artisan food market and street food village. For those interested in learning more about local produce and how to use it, BelFeast Food Theatre at Mac will feature demonstrations from some of the finest chefs, food writers and creators in Northern Ireland as well as showcasing some of the emerging stars of the local food industry. BelFeast, funded by Belfast City Council and sponsored by Destination CQ BID, is being delivered by the team behind Culture Night in collaboration with Food NI and supported by local producers and the wider hospitality industry. Tickets for all the events can be purchased from individual venues.

Lonely Planet 2018 has already named Belfast as one of the best places to visit. A big reason for that is our food culture with Lord Mayor, Nuala McAllister hoping that BelFeast will boost this reputation as a food destination.“The festival will celebrate the unique role that food plays in our lives, encouraging people of all ages to get involved and learn more about what they eat and where it comes from,” added Councillor McAllister.

Gareth Neill Destination CQ BID Manager said: “BelFeast promises to be a fresh and exciting addition to Belfast’s rapidly expanding menu of world class fare sure to tempt visitors from near and far to sample a taste of Northern Ireland and the Cathedral Quarter.”

This is definitely a date to add to the Food lover’s calendar with thousands of people expected in the city centre to enjoy the foodie festival. More information on the festival programme is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/BelFeast where a downloadable programme is available. Tickets are purchased directly from venues.