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Secret party an Absolut success
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Secret party an Absolut success

April 4th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
    Belfast’s best known faces gathered at Little Patrick Street recently to dance the night away at a secret Absolut party. Until the last hour, the venue remained top secret with all invited guests meeting in the...
Strong turnout for NI Hotels Federation annual lunch
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Strong turnout for NI Hotels Federation annual lunch

March 2nd, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Members and suppliers of the Northern Ireland Hotel Federation were at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast earlier this month for their annual trade lunch event. The image above features Robert Thompson and Angela Bennett from Diamond...
Sweet Afton hosts Diageo’s media night out
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Sweet Afton hosts Diageo’s media night out

February 2nd, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Sweet Afton was a cosy city centre venue on a chilly night in January – the perfect venue for Diageo’s annual festive get-together with the local media. There was a good turn-out and many thanks to Diageo and the guys...
Industry upbeat at Hospitality Exchange 2015
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Industry upbeat at Hospitality Exchange 2015

November 5th, 2015 | by LCN Editor
The Europa Hotel in Belfast provided the plush surroundings for the 15th Hospitality Exchange event in mid-October, when trade representatives from around Ireland gathered for two days of business events, networking and...
NI’s newest expo centre opens its doors
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NI’s newest expo centre opens its doors

October 1st, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Belfast’s new Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC), sited opposite Titanic Studios in Titanic Quarter, opened in September, delivering a huge boost for local business in the process. The 6,000 square metre structure will be used as...
Gourmet evening celebrates 150 years of winemaking
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Gourmet evening celebrates 150 years of winemaking

September 9th, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Belfast restaurant, Cutters Wharf hosted a celebratory evening for Chilean wine producer, Viña San Pedro, recently to mark its 150th year of winemaking. The evening, presented by Master of Wine, Madeleine Stenwreth, invited...
Magic at Magners Race Evening
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Magic at Magners Race Evening

September 1st, 2015 | by LCN Editor
The Magners July Race Evening had racegoers descending on Down Royal in their droves recently.  The longer hours of daylight in summer provide the perfect opportunity to socialise with friends while enjoying a refreshingly...
Belfast trio named Hennessy connoisseurs
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Belfast trio named Hennessy connoisseurs

August 31st, 2015 | by LCN Editor
The much-anticipated Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge event took place  in Belfast recently. The competition saw 11 finalists go head to head to win the prestigious title of Hennessy Connoisseur. After a nail biting final,...
Roundstone hogs the limelight
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Roundstone hogs the limelight

August 31st, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Just as you thought you’d seen – and tasted – it all, something new and exciting comes along to grip the imagination. The Dark Horse, Belfast was the venue recently when Roundstone Irish Ale was launched to members of the...
IoH celebrates after successful Janus Awards
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IoH celebrates after successful Janus Awards

June 22nd, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Pictured at the recent Janus Awards reception in the Merchant are (from left), Stephen McKenna, Clearsky Brewery; Michael Cafolla, chair, Institute of Hospitality NI branch; Sinead Scott, IoH NI branch committee and Andrew...
The Licensed & Catering News Winners Revealed
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The Licensed & Catering News Winners Revealed

June 10th, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Highlights Video Friday night, June 5, saw more than 400 members of the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland come together at The Europa Hotel in Belfast to celebrate at the fifth annual LCN Awards. The event had a special...
Dillon Bass toasts Irish whiskey success
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Dillon Bass toasts Irish whiskey success

April 21st, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Dillon Bass hosted a select evening at the Harp Bar in Belfast recently during which it introduced an invited audience to some of the key brands in its burgeoning Irish whiskey portfolio. Leading an evening of informed tasting in...
MAC venue for UWM wine course
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MAC venue for UWM wine course

April 17th, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Recently United Wine Merchants held a Santa Rita wine training course at The MAC. With a focus on Santa Rita Wineries portfolio, Ciaran Meyler, United Wine Merchants’ wine manager accompanied by Santa Rita Wineries’...
Guests mark the arrival of Hop House 13
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Guests mark the arrival of Hop House 13

March 9th, 2015 | by LCN Editor
South Studios, Dublin 8, was the venue recently for a celebration of Hop House 13 lager, the latest beer from The Brewers Project. Guests enjoyed a sensory Hop House 13 experience with exploratory food pairings and a live set by...
Buddying up at a Super Bowl bash
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Buddying up at a Super Bowl bash

March 2nd, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Pictured at the Belfast Trojans Super Bowl party at Madison’s, Belfast, are Joe Staley; Jarlaith McGill and Chris Henry from Londonderry with Budweiser cheerleader, Rebekah Shirley.   The recent NFL Super Bowl XLIX was...
On the wing
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On the wing

January 20th, 2015 | by LCN Editor
Pictured at the Harp Earn Your Wings promotional event in Cafe Vaudeville last month are Otteran Joyce, Paul McAuley and Marty Cunningham.   The ‘Earn Your Wings’ sampling promotion from Harp continued last month at Cafe...