Last weekend Omagh’s first ever Food Festival, organised by the Ulster Herald, was an ‘a la carte’ success with Main Street packed to capacity.
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On the menu was a selection of tasty treats including gourmet burgers to fine dining with top local chefs and of course celebrity TV & radio personality, Paula McIntyre.
A wide and varied mixture of exhibitors blended into Main Street’s cosmopolitan feel and atmosphere to provide a continental menu for food lovers. The taste buds were awash with herbs and spices and all things nice as well as plenty of family entertainment with face painters, magician Liam O’Neill and free goodies on offer.
The weekend’s programme of events started on Friday night with the ‘Country Meat Feast Menu’ launch event in the Silverbirch Hotel and Business Centre which included Tomahawk Steaks, Lamb and Ribs.
On Saturday and Sunday in Omagh’s Main Street, Paula McIntyre was the celebrity host dishing up gourmet plates that would grace any Royal banquet.
A host of local chefs joined Paula on the main Flogas demo unit creatively explaining their keynote dishes and desserts, to an enthralled audience.
Michael McElroy, proprietor of Main Street, was delighted with the feel-good atmosphere: ‘’Main Street was thriving and we’re absolutely thrilled with the numbers over the course of the weekend making it one of the best events ever for the Street and Omagh in general.’’
Darren Farnan, Ulster Herald event organiser was thrilled with the turnout, and believes there could be more to come, such was the reception for the weekend showcase.
He said, “What a weekend for Omagh and what a way for Omagh’s first food festival to be supported by the people of the town.
“Hopefully this helps put Omagh on the food festival map and you never know what it could mature into in the future.”