Articles in Category : Food & Drink

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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July 2021

Greek Souvlaki

Summer Recipe with Chef Christos

We are in the middle of summer and it is time to get your barbecue up and running and ready for Greek souvlaki. Meat or vegetable skewers cooked on a charcoal barbecue will achieve a smoky flavour with a crispy

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July 2021

All about the pink!

Wine recomendations with Antoinette Milne

  It’s July and the outdoors is THE place to be. Although we happily drink rose wine throughout the year, summer is when it arguably takes centre stage. We’ve got an exciting Welsh Rose Petal Gin to start, a Rose

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June 2021

Culinary Causerie

With Bay editor Lesl;ey Williams

Hurrah we can eat out and meet with friends – being very cautious who we hug of course. It was all well and good being able to eat out last month, but realistically with the weather bringing the coldest May

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June 2021

Happy June

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for Life Learning

June is upon us and summer is well on its way. How about a racy Gruner Veltliner for summertime sipping along with a fresh and lively iconic rose. A rich and full Portuguese red wine for those evening barbecues may

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June 2021

Greek Beef Stifado

Traditional recipe with Chef Christos

This month, private chef Christos shares his recipe for a true comfort food – a traditional Greek casserole. Here Christos uses beef but the original recipe would prob-ably have used rabbit or pork, alternatively you could use chicken thighs. Whichever

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May 2021

Happy May

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for life learning

The May Bank Holiday is almost here, accompanied by long, warm, sunny days! We’ve all been waiting for this (some more patiently than others)! There’s a beautifully bottled and summery Prosecco Rose to start, followed by a wonderfully fresh and

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May 2021

Quick and easy recipe

With Chef Christos

We are delighted to welcome private chef Christos Georgakis on board this month. Christos will be introducing us to authentic Greek dishes as well recipes from other cuisines in future issues. Christos is a highly experienced chef who in 2008

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May 2021

Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Restaurants and cafes will begin to re-open their doors to customers this month, so our restaurant recommendations and reviews will be back next month. Until then here are a couple of books that you might find interesting – they are

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April 2021

Easter Cheer

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for Life Learning

We’re celebrating Easter and the glory of spring this month! It’s finally here and with it, the wonderment of the season. We’re kicking off with bubbly Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne (and the beautiful glass gift set) before moving on to

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April 2021

Nishimura

Culinary Causerie with Lesley williams

Japanese cuisine has mostly passed me by. I have had sashimi – thinly sliced raw fish but not necessarily in a Japanese restaurant. I’ve eaten carpaccio of tuna in Portugal and Spain, so essentially the same thing. The secret being

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