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An Evening Of Fine Dining And Theatre At Magheramorne Estate

Taking centre stage in the tranquil setting of Magheramorne Estate, renowned chef Paula McIntyre MBE and internationally acclaimed Big Telly Theatre Company will take guests on a gastronomic journey filled with delicious local food, storytelling and live sounds.

The Captain’s Feast: Flavours and Folklore will run for two nights beginning on February 25 situated in the legendary coastal estate in Magheramorne, County Antrim, a popular venue for weddings, corporate events and special occasions due to its sweeping formal gardens and impressive views across Larne Lough.

Over the course of the evening, guests will first be welcomed by a sparkling glass bubble reception and then led to the elegantly designed ballroom where they will taste the quality flavours of the five course luxury menu designed by Paula and in-house catering, Jane’s Kitchen.

Based on the modern Irish renaissance cooking style, Jane’s Kitchen have been at the top of the hospitality sector for years due to their dedication to serving up excellent quality food and they provide catering for all dining and events that take place at the County Antrim estate.

Sara Allen, Head Chef at Jane’s Kitchen said: “The Captain’s Feast is a truly unique and immersive dining experience that will blow guests away and create everlasting memories for everyone.

“I am delighted to be working alongside Paula to bring together our culinary skills to delight guests in every aspect of our menu.”

Drawing on the coastal surroundings, Paula explained how the menu will feature some special sea inspired ingredients and references to the stories from the past.

"At the Magheramorne Captain's Feast visitors can expect a delicious range of local produce including seaweed, some smoky rum, seafood, chestnuts and gold” she said.

“The courses will delicately weave in the history and heritage of the local area, an example being the story of the Spanish Armada sailor who was buried in Cairncastle with a chestnut in his pocket.

"Diners at the Captain's Feast will be truly immersed in a journey of the senses."

Guests also have the opportunity to upgrade their ticket and take full advantage of their visit to the Victorian estate and add on a relaxing overnight bed and breakfast stay in one of the deluxe bedrooms which boast magnificent views of the grounds.

This event has been funded by Tourism NI COVID Market Led Product Development Programme 2021-22.

Tickets for The Captain’s Feast: Flavours and Folklore on February 25 and 26 are £85 per person, overnight packages are also available.

About Paula McIntyre:

Having trained in Culinary Arts at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, USA, Paula McIntyre MBE has dominated the Northern Irish food scene and is now the Slow Food Director of Northern Ireland.

Specialising in fine dining and catering for events, Paula is a regular attendee to events such as Balmoral Show, Glenarm Castle Festival and Flavours of Foyle Seafood Festival.

Last year, Paula presented her own TV programme on BBC which was filmed on the Causeway Coast, taking the area’s stunning landscape and local food provenance to a new audience.

Paula is also an established food writer and has a regular Saturday morning radio slot on Radio Ulster featuring her favourite recipes and food stories.

About Magheramorne Estate:

Designed in 1878 by Samuel P Close, the impressive Magheramorne Estate was built for Sir James Hogg to mark his rise to the peerage of Baron Magheramorne in 1880 and is now an exclusive venue that can be used for special occasions, corporate events and weddings.

Nestled in the woodland of Magheramorne, the venue is near the seaside town of Larne and is just 23 miles from Belfast.

The family business specialises in providing an excellent hospitality experience and welcomes everyone to the private Victorian estate with over 40 acres of stunning grounds.

Additional information:

Evening starts at 7pm

25th and 26th February 2022

£85 per person

All-Inclusive overnight package £350 for 2 people sharing


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