Articles in Category : Food & Drink

Winter 2021

Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Hanson At The Chelsea Down a quiet alleyway off Wind Street is one of Swansea’s leading restaurants, Hanson At The Chelsea. Chef patron Andrew Hanson is renowned for being one of Swansea’s great chefs and has been recognised by the

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Winter 2021

Give the gift that cheers!

With Antoinette Milne - Wine for Life Learning

Finally, it’s December and the Christmas season is upon us! We’re favouring gift sets at this time of year and there are plenty to choose from. See the elegant and distinctive Bollinger Champagne gift set, the dynamic and flavourful Australian

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November 2021

November Wines

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne from Wine for Life Learning

November is here. It’s the pre-Christmas season and the anticipation is palpable. We’ve got a luxurious line-up featuring a savoury Fino Sherry En Rama, a terrifically tasty sparkling, a richly textured white and a boldly brazen red to begin the

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November 2021

Gower Beef Stifado

Slow braised beef with pearl onion stew - and autumn recipe with Private Chef Christos

This is a juicy, tender, melt-in-the-mouth local beef stifado with a delicious, slightly sweet, intense tomato-based sauce. It’s the perfect recipe for an autumn supper. One of the main ingredients is round shallots or small pearl onions – with a

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October 2021

October Wines

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for life learning

It’s October and autumn is creeping in. Leafy breezes and cool morning starts are par for the course. With Halloween around the corner, we’ve got two very spooky orange wines to try. Don’t miss out on the Gros Manseng white

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September 2021

Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Positano Although August wasn’t particularly sunny and warm, there was the odd occasion when the temperature was high enough to sit outside and enjoy an alfresco dinner. There are not many restaurants in Swansea, that get the sun late in

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September 2021

Ease into Autumn

wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne

September is here, and autumn is right around the corner. Nights are drawing in and the wines and foods we eat tend to reflect the season. Plums, blackberries, pears, apples and figs can feature on the menu this time of

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August 2021

Celebrate August

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for Life Learning

August is upon us and so is the sun (hopefully) along with a Bank Holiday! Why not try a romantically named Prosecco for those long summer evenings? Or ONNA, an unusual white wine made from the native Catalan Xarel-lo grape

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August 2021

Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

One of the biggest drawbacks since returning to some sort of normality is that most restaurants and bars have had to reduce their number of covers dramatically, to conform to social distancing. This coupled with the need to book beforehand,

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July 2021

Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

The River House Oh, the joy in being able to get dressed up and have a date night. So many celebrations have gone uncelebrated, birthdays and wedding anniversaries that have all been marked with a cursory nod to the occasion.

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