7 Taste Causeway Experiences Happening This Month


Slow Food Causeway might be coming to an end this month, but there are still plenty of amazing foodie experiences happening on the Causeway Coast.

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly Easter day out or wanting to kick back and unwind with friends, here’s what Taste Causeway has in store for you this month:


1. Easter Egg Making Class & Chocolate Tasting Experience

North Coast Chocolates at Sleepy Cow Curiosities, Ballymoney

Thursday 14th April - 6pm to 8:30pm

In this Chocolate Masterclass, you will have the unique opportunity to design your very own Easter Egg.

Here you will learn how to paint and shell a chocolate mould using a fine 33.6% Callebaut milk Chocolate.

Whilst waiting on your masterpiece setting you will receive a tasting experience from our highly qualified Chef and Chocolatier Ruaraidh. He will explain the passion behind local collaborations for North Coast Chocolates showcasing the amazing food culture in Causeway Coast and Glens.

This event is part of the Slow Food Causeway launch programme funded by Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

For more information or to book, click here.


2. Kids Easter Experience at The Chocolate Manor Multiple dates starting Wednesday 13th April at 11am

Join The Chocolate Manor in Castlerock for the most Eggs-citing Easter experience on the North Coast.

In this one hour kids only experience, their egg-stra special guests will make three eggs-cellent chocolate creations using our finest Belgian chocolate.

They will be offered a hot chocolate while their creations set and then package them up to take home and enjoy.

The Chocolate Manor will provide aprons but please note this can be a messy experience.

For more information and for booking details click here.

3. The Spirit of the Bann Tour with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours Saturday April 16, 2:30pm-4:30pm

The award-winning Causeway Coast Foodie Tours are back this Spring with their very special ‘The Spirit of the Bann’ river whiskey tasting experience along the picturesque river.

‘The Spirit of the Bann’ along with White River Charters are hosting an afternoon full of exquisite whiskey flavours accompanied by an array of tasty award-winning local Slow Food produce.

Where better to celebrate our unique Slow Food food and drink heritage than via a journey on the River Bann alongside the beautiful site of Mountsandel, Coleraine.

For more information click here.


4. Flat Caps & Wellies with The Lamb Van Saturday 16th April, 11.30am

An experience suitable for the whole family on the Dempster’s sheep farm just outside Ballymoney.

Visitors can interact with the sheep and lambs, be educated about daily life on a sheep farm and leave with a full belly of local produce after trying to pen a sheep with only a crook and feeding some of the newborn lambs by bottle.

Meet Farmer Al and his trusted sheepdog and watch them work as a team rounding up the sheep. There will be awards and photo opportunities.

This event is part of the Slow Food Causeway launch programme funded by Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

For more information and bookings, click here.


5. Apple And Blackberry Chutney Workshop Saturday 16th April, 11:30am

If you want to learn how to make Apple and Blackberry chutney then come along to Jam at the Doorstep’s Easter workshop on Saturday 16th of April.

This workshop will take place in Amanda’s farmhouse kitchen and no experience is necessary.

Using the finest local produce, you will perfect your own chutney and take two jars home to share with family and friends. There will be a cheeseboard on the day and will be sampling lots of Farm Shop produce throughout the workshop.

Afterwards, you can unwind with light refreshments and enjoy a scoop of Morelli's ice cream served with Jam at the Doorstep’s very own sticky toffee pudding.

Places are limited so book your space today by calling Amanda on 07880593492, email: jamatthedoorstep@gmail.com or through Jam at the doorstep.


6. The Taste Causeway Chocolate Experience at The Chocolate Manor

Friday 22nd April 7pm to 9:30pm

The Chocolate Manor are proud to have been a founding member of the Taste Causeway group and in their Taste Causeway Experience, you will be introduced to an exclusive selection of local artisan products and learn how to pair them with the finest chocolate.

You will handcraft a delectable collection of chocolate truffles – during each Taste Causeway experience Chief Chocolatier Geri Martin will guide you through making ganaches with the stunning selection of local artisan products.

For more information or to book click here.


7. Basalt Distillery Giant Experience Saturday 23rd April, 2pm - 5pm

This interactive, hands-on experience gives you an in-depth introduction to the art and precision of distilling using iStill technology by the founders and head distillers of Basalt Distillery.

Learn the brilliant history of one of today’s most popular spirits and get creative making your own.

Immerse yourself in the 60+ botanicals available.

Pick and blend to create your own unique recipe and watch as your creation distils before your eyes then wax and label your own 50cl bottle to take home that very day.

General ticket sale starts Wednesday 13th at 7 pm, early access tickets are available from Tuesday 12th at 7 pm.

This event is part of the Slow Food Causeway launch programme funded by Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

For more information and bookings, click here.


Taste Causeway is delivering Slow Food Causeway with funding from Tourism NI in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

For more information go to tastecauseway.com/slow-food-causeway or follow the hashtags #SlowFoodCauseway and #TasteCauseway


The Slow Food Events are extremely popular and sell out in record time. Don’t be discouraged if you have missed out, there are more events coming very soon.

To keep up to date, keep an eye on our social media or go to our brand new website: slowfood.tastecauseway.com.

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