Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Taste Swansea's Food and Drink Digest #8 (Dec 9th 2015)

If you've not yet checked out Issue #3 of Taste Swansea magazine, give it a read online. For now we have some delicious foodie news and events for this festive month. Remember, if you want some free coverage for any of your events, new menus or pop-up kitchens, just get in touch.


Vegan cupcakes on the way this weekend!

Swansea's first completely vegan Christmas market will be taking place at the National Waterfront Museum on Saturday (12 December). The Vegfest Christmas Market will feature a tempting variety of lovely foods and gifts from local, independent businesses, including chocolate, cakes, pies, drinks, chutneys, skincare and crafts. An excellent event, whether you are veggie, vegan or curious, and a great way to explore a cruelty-free Christmas. The event runs from 10.30am to 4pm and entry is free.


Tonight sees the return of the wonderful Keralan Kitchen to Noah's Yard - this time there's a festive twist on the South Indian theme. On the menu - among several other dishes - we see a very intriguing sprout and onion bhajji, a beetroot and yoghurt curry, and Kerala plum cake for dessert. The full menu can be found here. The pop-up starts at around 6.45pm - see you there!


A masterpiece.

Some of the best burgers I've tasted in Swansea are served inside No. 6 (Princess Way) by the independent kitchen, Nothing But Burgers. And I popped down to the trendy bar again last week to try out their special Christmas menu, featuring an ultra-festive free-range Pembrokeshire turkey burger, with an additional pork stuffing patty and cranberry chutney (and a little Perl Las cheese, of course). Fantastic. A hugely indulgent burger, served with a mound of moreish chips, then followed by a lovely homemade mince pie. Nothing But... are starting to build a great reputation in Swansea, and it's easy to see why.


Blue skies at the Marina Market (fingers crossed...)

The awful weather has forced the majority of Swansea's outdoor local produce markets to cancel or postpone over the last few weeks. The Mumbles Market had a reduced turnout a few weeks back, while the Uplands Market cancelled their slot last Saturday due to forecasts of torrential rain. Fingers crossed for the weather this weekend, as we have the Mumbles Market back in its usual spot on Saturday morning (12 December) from 10am. Then on Sunday (13 December) the Marina Market will take place, from 10am. Meanwhile, in Llanelli, the Pontyberem Local Produce Market also returns on Saturday at Pontyberem Hall from 10am.


The next issue of Taste Swansea magazine is on its way at the start of next year. Local food and drink businesses can get involved by emailing us, while readers are able to subscribe to the free digital copy now, receiving their copy as soon as the issue is published. Just send us your email address and we'll do the rest.

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