Lisburn & Castlereagh Treat Week declared a rousing success

Following a week-long celebration of Lisburn & Castlereagh’s local eateries and producers, Treat Week has been declared a success by festival organisers and event participants alike.

Highlighted by 59 eateries, restaurants, cafes and gastropubs spanning from Moira to Dundonald cooking up a storm for Treat Week’s seven days of local food celebration, the event saw hundreds of diners flock to eating establishments across the Council area enjoying the best of what Lisburn & Castlereagh has to offer Northern Ireland’s thriving food culture.

Treat Week’s seven days of celebration culminated at Lisburn Square on Saturday 5th November, where guests enjoyed the Kitchen Sessions and Meet the Producers Fair. Other highlights of Treat Week included themed gourmet evenings, pop up suppers and brunches, in addition to special offers and signature dishes served up throughout the week.

Councillor Uel Mackin, Chairman of the Council’s Development Committee, speaking about the event, said: “I am delighted with the success of Treat Week which was attended by hundreds of residents and visitors to the area in the Year of Food and Drink. It was the ideal opportunity to showcase the excellent quality eating establishments in the Council area that range from cafes to gourmet restaurants. I hope that each local business will gain loyal customers following this showcase event.”

Chef demos, masterclasses and village food trails offered opportunities for exploration and discovery and highlighted the fantastic local ingredients and forward-thinking restaurants that push our culinary boundaries right on our doorstep. One of the legacies of Treat Week 2016 is the Moira Food Trail, which continues beyond the week and for which a new date of Saturday 26th November has been set.