Handmade fudge and chocolates, sourdough bread and goat burgers are among the fantastic fare on offer in Londonderry as part of the LegenDerry Food Festival, which ends today, March 17, this St Patrick’s weekend during the 2014 LegenDerry Food Festival.
The three-day festival began on Saturday and saw Guildhall Square fill with mouth watering aromas drifting from the immense marquee housing a feast of local produce given the star treatment by some of the biggest names in Irish cooking, and the very best local chefs. The event is organised by Derry City Council with support from Food NI.
The city’s Mayor, Councillor Martin Reilly, said the festival was a fantastic addition to the St Patrick’s weekend festivities. “The NW has always enjoyed the finest produce and the LegenDerry Food Festival provides the ideal opportunity to sample and celebrate some of the finest food available right on our doorstep’.
With demos and tastings aplentyseven local producers will also be showcasing a range of quality regional produce, including Broughgammon Farm’s cabrito burritos made with meat reared near Ballycastle, as well as a wide range of handmade baked goods.
Among the local talents revealing the secrets of their signature dishes will be chefs from La Sosta, Browns, The Sooty Olive, The Custom House, Harry’s, Primrose Café and many more. Irish Chef of the Year 2013, Ian Orr, will talk about the importance of local supply and celebrity chefs will share their insider tips. There will be many opportunities to try and buy some of the finest local products, including award-winning delights like Abernethy Butter, Broighter Gold rapeseed oil, Passion Preserved chutneys and relishes and Braemar Farm ice-cream, as well as a whole host of freshly prepared dishes.