Consumer Public Relations
November 29, 2019

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has this weekend proved that BBQing isn’t just for the summer, with the great success of its first BBQ Sunday Social led by all-Ireland BBQ Champion, Smokin Yankee Michael Duffy in partnership with Moira based Great Outdoors BBQ, who hosted the event in their picturesque courtyard.

The council’s latest unique food event took place as part of its 2019 Food & Drink Calendar and saw over 40 ticketholders learn all about picking, preparing and grilling the best locally sourced seasonal, foods that are perfect for the BBQ. Also in attendance was one of Northern Ireland’s top chefs, Chris Fearon who was on hand to offer some great culinary tips which ensured guests were fully equipped ahead of any impending winter BBQ dinner parties.

Reflecting on the BBQ Sunday Social, Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Alan Givan said, “The BBQ Sunday Social was a great reflection of the diversity of this year’s Food & Drink Programme. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to host such a unique, seasonal event and partner with experts like Michael and Chris to teach guests the culinary art of BBQing no matter what the season. We would also like to thank Great Outdoors BBQ who very kindly gave us access to their stunning country yard and fantastic range of BBQs, without them the event just wouldn’t have been possible.”

Guests to the BBQ Sunday Social had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious food on offer straight from the grill from producers including Hellbent, Buchanans and Hannans Meats. Ticketholders were also welcomed to avail of the wide range of seasonal sides including BBQed vegetables such as roasted maple parsnips, pumpkin pie, and much more! If this wasn’t enough, guests were also encouraged to enjoy a festive tipple to keep them warm throughout the brisk winter day.

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