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Bank House brownie crowned top of the traybakes

Press release   •   Sep 23, 2019 15:13 BST

Sinead and Martin from The Bank House with their winning traybake pictured alongside food critic and judge Joris Minne

As part of Taste the Island, Whitehead foodie businesses have been showcasing their own traybake recipes, bringing visitors on a flavour adventure!

Traybake Central took place from 16 - 22 September and the judging was on Saturday where one of NI's most famous foodie's, Joris Minne, crowned the Bank House the winner with their raspberry chocolate brownie.

Eight businesses in the Victorian village of Whitehead took part and had an array of fantatsic recipes, some of which you may even be able to get your hands on if you visit.

  • Bank House
  • Bentra Grill
  • Carmel’s Confectionary
  • Coastal Coffee
  • Edwardian Tea Room
  • Old Tea House
  • Whistle Stop
  • McKees Bakery

The competition was all part of the island wide initiative ‘Taste the Island’ to show off the talent and unique, quality food products we have in Mid and East Antrim.

It was also great to see so many local businesses getting on board under the area's tourism initiative, Shaped by Sea and Stone.

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