We can confirm that Armagh’s Food & Cider weekend will safely return next month with an exciting new line-up of events including cider tastings, orchard tours and farm-to-fork treats.
Famed the world over for its Armagh Bramley apples, top class cider and quality cuisine, the region’s award-winning food and drink experience will share its proud heritage with locals and visitors alike from Thursday 24th until Sunday 27th September.
More than 20 pre-bookable events are scheduled to celebrate Armagh’s unrivalled Food Heartland status and the warmth of its welcome in the ultimate weekend of culinary indulgence.
This special gourmet weekend is led by some of the area’s best local chefs and food producers, working creatively together to produce a unique menu of food events that combine tradition and contemporary taste. Weekend highlights include tours of Armagh’s famed apple orchards accompanied by exclusive tastings and talks with global cider expert and author Gabe Cook, and a scrumptious five-course feast curated by Gareth Reid from 4 Vicars’ Catering at the stunning Crannagael House.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Lord Mayor, Kevin Savage, said, “Developed with everyone’s safety in mind, this year’s special series of events rightly commends our proud past and our present culinary successes and I’m delighted that this award-winning event is back on the menu this year so that more people can enjoy our local provenance, meet the people behind it and share many memorable stories for years to come.”
From Armagh City to Banbridge, Scarva and Portadown to Markethill and Richhill, there are plenty of tasty events to get your teeth into, including a lunch inspired by the Celts at Navan Centre & Fort and a foraging event at Oxford Island to seek out wild and tasty ingredients.
Armagh Food & Cider Weekend carries the accredited ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard developed by VisitEngland in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland, which means all events fully adhere to government and public health guidance.
Click here to see the full programme and to book your place.
Want to learn more about the amazing food and drink produced in this region? Read about Deputy Editor Jocelyn’s experiences eating her way around Armagh here, or check out our recipe for Armagh Bramley apple butter.