Portrush’s very own brewery - Lacada - has brought its unique north coast taste to Belfast after being invited to appear as a guest artisan producer by an award-winning restaurant.
Fish City Belfast welcomed guests to the launch of their ‘Healthy Options Menu’ on March 1 with key speaker Christopher Elliott, Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast.
John and Grainne Lavery of Fish City offer a unique dining experience in the heart of Belfast’s city centre and invited the award-winning Lacada Brewery to come along as an artisan product as part of their reception.
Embracing a sustainable approach to sourcing, this fish and chip restaurant and take-away is exceptional in its commitment to healthy eating and full traceability.
Welcoming guests to the launch, owner John Lavery shared his vision by stating, “We at Fish City have a strong ethos on sustainability, traceability and nutrition.
“We have a solid commitment to these beliefs which have won us numerous awards and accreditations nationally and internationally in our sustainable and environment practices, healthy eating, food quality and marketing.
“This event is about bringing our partners together and showcasing the flavours in our new menu. We aim to develop new opportunities promoting fish, supporting tourism and our local economy.”
Guest speaker Professor Elliott stated, “The concept of Fish City is absolutely in keeping with reconnecting people with what they eat.”
He continued, “To understand that fish is delicious and nutritious but also sustainable and traceable is incredibly important.”
Roy and Gillian Willingham of Lacada Brewery Co-operative said: “This was an exciting opportunity as we have been brewing now for 18 months and it is important for us to collaborate with businesses such as Fish City.
“Following on from year of Food and Drink with NIGoodFood, our craft beers are particularly good with fish and so many other dishes as well as for general enjoyment. It was a great evening and thank you to Fish City for the invitation.”