main events

Legenderry Food Festival / 15.03.14


Legenderry Food Festival

Location: Guildhall Square
Date: 15 March - 17 March 2014
Time: 12 noon – 6pm
Suitability: Everyone
T: 028 71376545

Enjoy a LegenDerry festive feast this St Patrick’s weekend

Handmade fudge and chocolates, sourdough bread and goat burgers will be among the fantastic fare on offer in Derry this St Patrick’s weekend during the 2014 LegenDerry Food Festival.

Sponsored by the DARD NI Regional Food Programme, Invest NI and the City of Culture Legacy programme, the festival will take place from Saturday 15th until Monday 17th of March. Guildhall Square will be filled with mouth watering aromas drifting from the immense marquee which will house 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.

From RTE’s Nevin Maguire to BBC Radio Ulster’s Paula McIntyre, there’ll be demos and tastings aplenty. Compere Brian McDermott aka ‘The No Salt Chef’ will be introducing chefs from Derry who will be sharing recipes and staging live cook offs throughout the weekend. Seven 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.

During the festival, nutritionist Jane McClenaghan will be giving a talk and signing copies of her new cookbook and local chef Emmet McCourt will also be there with his new book Feast or Famine, charting the fascinating food history of the North West. Street food is also a growing trend and Tricycle Trading’s and Pyke and Pommes sweet and savoury offerings are sure to please.

We can’t promise good weather, but we can promise great foodie fun this St Patrick’s weekend.


This is free event

how to get there

Guildhall Square, City Centre

rate this event

No reviews available, please review this event

Whilst we endeavour to vet all reviews on the website, DCC are not responsible for the views and opinions expressed within the website. For further information please view our Terms & Conditions of the website.

Your Email Address

Please enter security code to post a comment

 Security code
Your Comments

Back to Listings
Search What's On

Login to your Account