Abergavenny Food Festival

With the BAY TRAVEL CLUB

TINA PRICE has been busy organising upcoming events for the Bay Travel Club and will be back next month with her column offering useful advice for travellers.

BAY TRAVEL CLUB HAS THE PERFECT DAY OUT FOR ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES GOOD FOOD – A DAY OUT AT THE RENOWNED ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER.

Dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of food festivals’ by Observer Food Monthly, Abergavenny Food Festival is one not to be missed – you can sample the best produce from Wales and beyond with over 200 stallholders.

The Angel Hotel is our venue for lunch. Chef Wesley Hammond (pictured below left with his team) leads The Angel’s talented culinary team to provide guests with a memorable dining experience. Chef Hammond values the brilliance of simplicity that involves choosing the freshest and finest ingredients.

THE MENU

  • Warm breads and butter

Starters

  • Pressed ham hock terrine, apple purée, crackling
  • Baked beetroot, poached pears, Mrs. Bell’s Blue cheese, hazelnuts
  • Prawn cocktail, endive, cucumber and avocado salad, Marie Rose dressing

Main Dishes

  • Roast breast of Creedy Carver duck, roast garlic potato purée,
  • porcini mushrooms, orange-flavoured roasting juices
  • Roast rack of lamb, roast root vegetables, Anna potatoes, lamb jus
  • Roast cod loin, crab crushed potatoes, spinach, shellfish dressing
  • Vegetable selection

Desserts

  • Blackberry and apple fruit crumble, crème anglaise
  • Crème brûlée with cognac-soaked prunes
  • Black Forest chocolate mousse

THE COST OF £75 INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE FOOD FESTIVAL,THREE-COURSE LUNCH AT THE ANGEL HOTEL AND LUXURY COACH TRAVEL WITH CONVENIENT PICK-UP/ DROP-OFF POINTS IN SWANSEA.

I was delighted to see that Tina had organised this trip to Abergavenny and have booked our places already. How convenient to be picked up and driven in luxury to the Food Festival – parking is always so difficult – and to have lunch at The Angel Hotel knowing that we can indulge in a glass of wine as neither of us will be driving.

I must make a note to take a cool bag to store all the goodies I’m sure to buy – with over 200 exhibitors there is going to be lots to choose from.

A trip is planned for August – Dolphin watching boat-trip in Cardigan Bay from Newquay with a fish and chip lunch. Visit The Bay TRAVEL CLUB Facebook page for full details or see in the June issue of Bay magazine.

To book your place for Abergavenny please call 01792 290486 to pay by credit/debit card.


Fully escorted – Royal Mint Experience & Llanerch Vineyard Tour

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK!

A perfect day out on Wednesday 20th June 2018

There are still a few places left for the Royal Mint Experience and Llanerch Vineyard Tour as advertised last month. The day starts with a tour of the Royal Mint Experience including the chance to strike your own coin. Then it’s a short coach ride to Llanerch Vineyard where you’ll be greeted with a glass of Cariad sparkling wine followed by a tutored wine tasting. You’ll then enjoy a fabulous 3 course lunch at Calon Lodge with the opportunity later to take a self-guided tour of the vineyard*.

Lunch Menu

Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, pickled shallots or Ham hock terrine, piccalilli purée, cheese scone

Braised beef cheek, horseradish mashed potato, chestnut mushroom & silverskin onion jus, crispy leeks or Pesto-roasted chicken breast, Provençale potatoes, tomato velouté

Sticky toffee pudding, ice cream or Lemon tart, clotted cream

Vegetarian option available, please advise when booking

Cost £79 per person

To book your place please call 01792 290486 to pay by credit/debit card.

* Ground can be uneven

 

 

 

 

 

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