What a dish!

Hastings serves up winter warmers this October for the NI Year of Food and Drink 2016

Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink continues into October, and Hastings Hotels is supporting the initiative with a series of mouth-watering recipes across all six of its hotels.

October is Harvest Month, a celebration of the fruits of the land and the talented farmers across Northern Ireland.
To mark Harvest Month, Hastings Hotels will be serving up a special Slow Cooked Irish Beef and Spiced Pumpkin Hotpot throughout October.

Hazel Magill, Executive Head Chef at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, said:-
“Northern Ireland has a rich agricultural heritage, and we at Hastings have always supported this with our use of the finest quality local ingredients, something that is particularly appropriate with this month’s Harvest theme,” commented Hazel.

She continued: “Our slow cooked beef and spiced pumpkin hotpot is the ultimate comfort food, made with the finest local beef, seasonal pumpkin with a hint of spice, and accompanied by buttery cabbage and a horseradish mash.
“The whole meal is available served with Thompson’s Hastings Blend Tea or Bewley’s Estate Blend Coffee for just £10, and as the days get colder and shorter it is certain to warm you up.”
For those who wish to treat themselves, Hastings Hotels are also celebrating seasonal local fruit with a special desert for the themed month, a delicious apple and blackberry crumble.
“Anyone wishing to upgrade their meal to include our mouth-watering apple and blackberry crumble can do so for an additional £5.
“It’s made with local fruit, served in a pastry tartlet shell with a rich vanilla custard, and anyone with a sweet tooth will find this autumnal dish hard to resist,” Hazel concluded.

The tasty beef hotpot meal and tempting crumble will be available throughout all the restaurants in the Hastings Group during October, Harvest month, in celebration of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016.