Northern Ireland Regions Shortlisted In Foodie Destinations 2019

Two Northern Ireland regions have been shortlisted by The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) for Foodie Destinations 2019, sponsored by FBD Insurance.

The two enterprising local regions are Mid and East Antrim Borough and Taste Causeway/Causeway Coast and Glens.

Foodie Destinations is an initiative run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, that aims to find the ultimate foodie destination in Ireland. It celebrates Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and encourages local food tourism initiatives across the country.

They are among nine destinations across the island of Ireland shortlisted by RAI for the 2019 awards. Others include Food Coast Donegal, Tralee and Galway.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite 2019 finalist at  Voting opens on Wednesday, 24 July and closes on Thursday, 20 August.

The winner of Foodie Destinations 2019 will be announced at the end of August.

RAI Chief executive Adrian Cummins said the organisation was delighted with the broad range of entries received this year. “Ireland has a diverse food landscape and we can’t wait to see the unique contributions that the Foodie Destinations 2019 Finalists are making,” he added.