“Culinary Bites” at the Rathlin Sound Marine Festival

This fun, laid-back, and educational set of cooking demos will showcase our local seafood, our local artisan products, and promote the many fantastic businesses in the area that carefully select, prepare, prepare, and present nautical-themed dishes.

Chefs and Producers at Cooking Sessions will include: Gary Stewart of Tartine at Distillers Arms, who will feature his award-winning Pickle Sauce and award-winning Red Seafood Chowder. Emer Mullan of Thyme & Co who will showcase a seafood platter. Harry Jordan – Oyster Catcher, Harry will teach you to appreciate oysters to the fullest.

A duet with Pie in the Sky’s Rob Kerr and North Coast Smokehouse’s Ruairid Morrison, who will showcase their culinary skills by cooking fresh local fish.

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Chef Gary Stewart of Tartine Bushmills prepares for Rathlin Sound Mritime.

The Festival is a great opportunity to bring people together to celebrate our unique culture, heritage and local products in the most positive way, to celebrate all that is beautiful in this magical part of the world in the heart of the Causeway Coast and the Glens. music, people, scenery, craftsmanship, culture, and unrivaled local produce.

Gourmet delicacies don’t end there: in Ballycastle, many restaurants and cafes will also be offering special deals during the festival period, including a seafood themed night on Friday 27 May at Marconi’s at the Marine Hotel. On Rathlin Island you can take part in the foraging trip on Sunday 29 May at 13:45. Join local guide Xenia on a leisurely stroll along Ratlin’s coastline and stone ponds, learning about the diverse marine life that makes Ratlin home. For the past 16 years, Xenia has been collecting and preparing natural products that grow along the rocky coast of Ratlin Island. This price is £20pp. Book online – www.Nineglensadventuretours.co.uk or Ballycastle Visitor Information Center (VIC). Or partake in the BIG Rathlin lunch on Sunday, June 5 at approximately 12:00 pm – the biggest picnic on the island; bring something to share – pasta, bread, local produce and fruit. This will be the first big dinner on Rathlin Island in a couple of difficult years, and it will remind us how much we really depend on our neighbors throughout the year, giving everyone a chance to repay the kindness of those we know or make new friends for the future. . Bring some food to chat on the shore and see what’s happening in the bay (sponsored by LIFE Raft – a biodiversity restoration project, Rathlin Acting for Tomorrow, funded by EU LIFE, the National Lottery Legacy Fund and DAERA).

Shauna McFall of Naturally North Coast and Glens said, “Other temptations will be on sale at the festival, including a range of hot dishes and gourmet treats from Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market. We are happy to support the festival again this year and offer our traders the opportunity to showcase their products to a wider audience. Festival goers will be able to immerse themselves in the wealth of fantastic culinary knowledge that our chefs and producers have to offer.”

The full festival program is now available on the festival website www.rathlinsoundmaritimefestival.com. For the latest updates, you can contact the Ballycastle Visitor Information Center by calling: 028 2076 2024.

Please note that details are subject to change due to tides and weather conditions, so attendees are encouraged to follow the festival’s Facebook (@RathlinSoundMaritimeFestival) and Twitter (@RathlinSoundMF) channels for the latest announcements.

The Causeway Coast and Glens City Council is working with the Ballycastle Community Development Group and the Rathlin Development and Community Association to bring you this hugely popular celebration with a rich program of events both onshore and offshore inspired by the Rathlin Sound – body. water connecting Rathlin Island to the mainland at Ballycastle.

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