What have the Ulster Rugby players and food festival have in common?
They were both at Victoria Square in Belfast today. The Ulster and Irish players Jared Payne, Rory Best and Ian Henderson were at the Grand opening of the Flagship Lifestyle Sports Store in Victoria Square. All three are Ulster and Irish players, Rory being captain of both, Jared hailing from New Zealand and Ian aged 23 all took time out to answer questions before getting ready for big Pro 12 semi final next week…..Good luck guys!!!!
The food festival was on the lower ground floor and made of two sections. The first comprised of mini stalls serving up samples of pickles, preserves and sauces. My favourites here was the Habanero Steves gourmet chilli jams, which did jams in increasing strengths and hot sauces (I got the Venom one and am looking forward to it!!) and Ruby’s Pickles.
Still in the Orient it was the turn of Wagamama to produce up Gyoza, chicken, fresh fruit juice and sake (rice wine). For the very exotic experience of surf and colour,the Hawai’in Ku ‘Aina served up chicken teriyaki and craft beers.
There’s a great buzz about the place and fantastic atmosphere. I certainly ate “around the world” and you can do today and tomorrow. There are some great offers to be had in the restaurants taking part.