This year’s Slow Food Festival was and even bigger and better than before as local cuisine took centre stage once again at a series of events across the city and beyond from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th of October In Derry~Londonderry.
The award-winning Derry City and Strabane District Council event celebrates the very 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.
The Festival Marquee was a hub of family fun and delicious food, with something for all ages and tastes as children enjoyed the street animation and kids’ workshops. The star of this year’s festival was be the Lough Foyle Irish Flat Oyster Bar where you can learn everything from where it was caught to how to eat it, as well as sampling the goods!
Visitors could also experience ‘A Taste of LegenDerry Slow Food Dining Experience’, Food Tours, Beer and cheese tours, as well as the launch of a new Irish oyster stout made with the unique Lough Foyle Irish Flat Oyster.
One of the objectives of the Slow Food Festival is idea to cement Derry’s growing reputation as a serious foodie destination.