Sun shines on Toon Taster

Free grub at a Toon Taster event held at Mulhollan's Butchers, Ballymoney on Saturday. Included are Sean Mulhollan, Brenda Cummings and Catherine Daly & shoppers Vivian McKeown and Sam and Ellen McConaghie.INBM40-13 204JC
Free grub at a Toon Taster event held at Mulhollan's Butchers, Ballymoney on Saturday. Included are Sean Mulhollan, Brenda Cummings and Catherine Daly & shoppers Vivian McKeown and Sam and Ellen McConaghie.INBM40-13 204JC

The weather was wonderful last Saturday providing a great setting for the Toon Taster Day.

The centre of town was transformed with attractive market stalls providing taster stops, with a delicious selection of tasty bites and sizzling samples.

Cafes, restaurants and takeaways joined in tempting visitors with Saturday Specials, adding their own distinctive twist to local treats, giving diners a unique taste of the toon on a plate.

Liz Johnston from the Town Marketing Team said: “The event was a big hit with shoppers and initial feedback from the trade is good.

“The town was buzzing as shoppers experienced the diversity of our food culture. A big thank you to butchers, bakers, greengrocers, chefs for supporting the toon taster by giving so generously of their time and product and to all who came to town to support the event.”

Commenting on the event Development Chair, Alderman Bill Kennedy, said: “This taster event was a pilot to gauge interest from trade and shoppers.

“We now plan to create a project team from participating businesses to explore the development of a larger food festival and from what I hear the enthusiasm created has generated interest and the team could be “cooking up a storm” for us to enjoy.”