To celebrate NI's Year of Food and Drink #LoveLocal Month during February, Tourism NI are encouraging people to have some rhyming fun by creating an #OdeToFood poem!
The competition has been inspired by the great produce and tremendous local brands that Northern Ireland has to offer, as well as one of the world’s best-known poets from Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney, who wrote about food in poems like Digging and Blackberry Picking.
Our staff got on-board to kick us off with some Titanic themed #OdeToFood poems...
Like the Astors and the Duff Gordons,
Your taste buds won’t suffer from boredom
Local burgers to beers, crepes to cupcakes (Three cheers!)
It’s no wonder the staff want to hoard them!
For lunch on Titanic they served Fillet of Brill,
Which gave everyone on-board such a big thrill!
While our shipyard workers loved Belfast clangers
Or tucking into champ with some good ole local bangers!
From White Star Line coffee to Aunt Sandra’s toffee,
We love something sweet, especially our homemade banoffee
For Afternoon Tea our chef loves to bake,
A particular favourite - Titanic’s signature cake!
Thompsons Tea is just the ticket,
Or Titanic Quarter Beer – we know how to pick it!
Enjoy Titanic Afternoon Tea,
Like the one served at sea,
White Star and five star,
Titanic's sumptuous treats
are hard to beat!
Titanic Belfast’s dishes have the X factor,
Serving local ingredients from NI shores and tractors.
Washed down with a local tipple –a gin or ale,
With our 5 star service, your experience will be unreal!
If you’d like to enter your own personal poems for the competition you can post them to Tourism NI via social media using hashtag #OdeToFood, email to [email protected]
or post on Facebook tagging @discovernorthernireland by Monday 29 February.
The best poem will win one night’s bed and breakfast in stunning, Laurel Villa boutique guest house in Magherafelt for two people and entry for two on the Seamus Heaney Tour.