Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Taste Swansea's Food and Drink Digest #6 (Nov 11th 2015)

We're excited to announce that the third issue of Taste Swansea magazine is on its way next week (check back - more about that soon), but for now here is a brief look at some of the most recent foodie happenings and upcoming events in the area.

If you have an event or some foodie news for this website, please get in touch!


After a short break, Malabar Aaanaa return to Noah's Yard this evening (Wedneday, 11 November), bringing an authentic taste of Southern India to rainy ol' Swansea. The variety of menus include dishes such as Kerala-style peas and potato masala, Kurumulaku Kozhi (pepper chicken) and curry leaf rice. If you can't make the pop-up at Noah's there's always the next one at Sketty Bistro, on Eversley Road (Friday, 20 November). There's too much food to list, so check out the full menus to both events here.


I popped along to the Beaufort Arms in Kittle for the tasting of their new menu, and I'm pleased to say I was impressed. Even though the pub is part of the Brains family and has to stick to a certain amount of core meals, their unique specials menu was where the chefs could really shine. I tried pretty much everything, but was mostly impressed with their warming pulled pork, chorizo and bean stew, seared tuna loin with salsa verde, and their herb-crusted rack of Welsh lamb (pictured above). Lovely, especially when washed down with a few pints of Rev James.

Christmas is the perfect time for appreciating some fine winter beers and word on the street (do people still use this phrase?) is that Swansea brewers Tomos Watkins are whipping up a new batch of their festive ale, Cwrw Santa. Brewed with both pale chocolate and crystal malts, it's a dark, full-bodied winter warmer. The beer should be available in pubs around the city towards the start of December. On a beery theme, I finally got my hands on a pint of Mumbles Brewery's Wild Thing (as written about in Issue #2 of Taste Swansea magazine) in Brewstone in the Uplands - a strong and flavourful beer, packed with hand-picked wild hops from Langland. Well worth a try.


On Friday, 27 November the enchanting Fairyhill in Reynoldston will hold a special 22nd anniversary dinner at the lovely hotel. The six-course menu for the night includes dishes such as a timbale of cured salmon, cucumber and crème fraiche; poached halibut, capers, and laverbread sauce; a fillet of Gower beef, horseradish rosti, and Dragon mustard; and an assiette of desserts. It's £85 per person, including matched wines - which is actually a bit of a bargain! Regulars will know that Fairyhill events tend to sell out very quickly, so get in touch with the hotel directly asap to book your place!

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