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Gourmet Market

Saturday 16 July, 2016 | 11:00 am - Sunday 17 July, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Soma Taste Experience

Join us for the Soma Taste Experience Gourmet Market in Castlewellan. The Soma Taste Experience celebrates NI Year of Food and Drink 2016 with a showcase of artisan food, crafts, local craft beers and live music. You can also visit our live demo kitchen, all with free entertainment throughout the weekend. Be sure not to miss it!

Who’ll be there?

  • Mourne Seafood (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Seafood chowder, salt and chilli squid, oysters and real fish and chips with tartare sauce – what more could you want?
  • Whitewater Brewery (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Established 1996 on the third generation family farm amidst the spectacular Mourne Mountain range in the north of Ireland, Whitewater Brewery still retains the passion and desire to brew beers with fantastic flavours.
  • Mourne Brewery (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Founded in 2015, owner Connaire McGreevy is a craft beer aficionado and businessman who was inspired to launch his own brewery after he travelled and visited craft brewers and bars all over the world, seeing first-hand how exciting the industry can be.
  • Long Meadow Cider (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Long Meadow Cider is a true Armagh Craft Cider produced by father and son Pat & Peter McKeever. For three generations the McKeever men have been tending to the farm at Long Meadow, growing and producing a variety of apples including tart Bramleys (PGI) sweet Katy’s, Worcester and Golden Delicious.
  • Kilmegan Cider (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Although not known as an apple producing county, apples were grown and small batches of cider were made on some farms in Co. Down 100 years ago. Andrew Boyd made his first small batch in 2010 from the apples in his father’s orchard, which is at least 100 years old.
  • Red Bus Company (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    The clue is in the name here. This company owns a big red London bus- a 1965 Routemaster to be precise. She’s called Ruby and she’s been done up to the nines ready for your big event.
  • Crêpes 2 Go (visit website)
    Family-run, Crêpes 2 Go is passionate about producing fresh crêpes bursting with flavour.
  • The Corporate Crepe Company (visit website)
    At The Corporate Crepe Company we are outside caterers who specialise providing the finest, authentic French Crepes. We are a mobile crepêrie that brings the authenticity and charm of the French countryside direct to your event!
  • rocketvan (visit website)
    Let rocketvan relaunch your day with gourmet paninis & salads. Inspired by the fiery, fresh rocket leaf, rocketvan’s recipes will really give you a boost!
  • Red Dog Artisan Foods (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Paul Van Gelder is a Californian with more than a passing knowledge of chilli, herbs and spices. He’s a complete encyclopedia. He has brought his decades of experience in American barbecue and savoury seasonings to his wife Barbara’s home town of Kilkeel. It is the HQ of Red Dog Artisan Foods and it is where they make their magical sauces, rubs and salts..
  • Deli Lites (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Deli Lites started as a small family run sandwich bar in Newry more than 20 years ago and have grown to become a major presence in both the café and convenience food sector throughout Ireland.
  • Johnson’s Coffee (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    It was Henry Johnson back in 1913 who kickstarted this Lisburn family’s obsession with coffee. Since then they’ve been sourcing the best beans from around the world and then roasting and blending them.
  • Rock Junkie Jewellery (visit website)
    It was Henry Johnson back in 1913 who kickstarted this Lisburn family’s obsession with coffee. Since then they’ve been sourcing the best beans from around the world and then roasting and blending them.
  • Tasty Wee Numbers (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Tasty Wee Numbers Home Bakery is a traditional artisan bakery based in the heart of County Down. Our emphasis is on traditional home baking and that means all of our products are hand crafted and baked in our kitchen.
  • Squeeze Wheatgrass (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Company director, Jacquelyn Stewart became interested in wheatgrass and its benefits when she was diagnosed with skin cancer and decided to grow and juice her own wheatgrass as part of her treatment programme. Now she’s the only UK producer of a Ready to Drink Wheatgrass Shot with 12 week extended shelf life.
  • George & Phobees
  • Mary Finnegan
  • Belfast Candle Company (visit website)
    Handmade natural ecosoya wax scented candles.
  • Neary Nogs (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    The NearyNog family have been pairing best quality chocolate with winning flavour combinations for years in south Armagh.
  • Tom & Ollie (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Tom and Ollie is the company name but it’s Shay and Cormac who produce a whopping 65 different mezze lines in County Antrim. They take raw material from Ireland, the UK and Europe and transform it into totally yummy hummus, pestos, tapenades, olive mixes… you get the idea!
  • Holden’s Chocolate (visit website)
    Specialising in handmade Belgian chocolates personally imported from a Master Chocolatier in Brugge.
  • Madex’s Tasty Treats
    Ann Murray’s own delightfully tasty baking!
  • Chocolate Fountains, Weddings Parties and More (visit website)
    Chocolate Fountains, Weddings Parties and More is a family run business established in 2008, based in Dungannon, County Tyrone.
  • The Bearded Candle Makers (visit website)
    Two bearded guys from Belfast who have a passion for scent.
  • Foster’s Chocolates (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Norman Foster grew tired of selling other manufacturers confectionery lines. In 1990 he began his own family chocolatiers which has grown massively since!
  • Mini Donuts
  • Thee Plaice (visit website | FoodNI profile)
    Thee Plaice have a fast food restaurant in Omagh which is so popular they just HAD to bring their yummy stuff out on the road. Their bestseller is the classic Fillet of Kilkeel Cod with fresh salad and home made chips topped with Honey and Mustard Dressing!
  • Oui Poutine (visit website)
    Oui (pronounced wee) is French for yes, and you should always say YES to Poutine!
  • Frogurtys (visit website)
    Fat free frozen yogurt with healthy or naughty toppings.
  • Art Bar Funkel (visit website)
    The original Art Bar Funkel Bistro was established in February 2006 in Newry Arts Centre, hence, the name!


Saturday 16 July, 2016 | 11:00 am
Sunday 17 July, 2016 | 8:00 pm
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Upper Square
Castlewellan, Co. Down BT31 9DQ Ireland