The elegant Llanelli dining spot Sosban are announcing a brand new menu next week, and it's something I'm very much looking forward to. With an emphasis on seasonal Welsh produce, the new permanent menu will run alongside a weekly specials menu. Menu mainstays include Burry Port Mussels, Wild Garlic and Shallots to start; a huge Tomahawk 24oz steak to share (or to enjoy solo if you're really hungry); and Ginger Stem Panna Cotta, Poached Rhubarb with an Amoretti Crumb for dessert. Sounds great!
DEEP FRIED COCKLES!
Readers of the spring issue of Taste Swansea magazine will have seen the advert announcing that the delicious seasonal delicacy, deep fried cockles, will return to the Roma Fish Bar in Penclawdd from this month until September. The bar is open Monday to Saturday, and well worth checking out!
KERALAN KITCHEN TONIGHT
Malabar Aaanaa's popular pop-up Keralan Kitchen returns to Noah's Yard this evening (11 May) from 6.45pm. Tonight's kitchen will include a varied range, including - my favourite - the Grand Thali (£13), which offers the best way to taste a good mix of dishes, and even comes with dessert. Can't get there tonight? There's another one on Wednesday 25 May, so there's no excuse!
FOOD AND FASHION!
J-Shed favourite Cafe TwoCann are hosting an evening of food and fashion next Thursday (19 May). The event - in collaboration with Solo of Mumbles - starts at 7pm and includes a delicious meal from the TwoCann team and a fashion show from Solo. Tickets are £25, with a raffle to raise money for Save The Children. For more info check their Facebook page.
LOCAL PRODUCE MARKETS
Finally, with the weather getting better, the local produce markets are thriving and there are always plenty to attend in Swansea. This Saturday (14 May), we have the popular Mumbles Local Produce Market at its usual seafront spot. Also on Saturday, in Llanelli, is the the Pontyberem Local Produce Market at Pontyberem Hall.
GRAVITY STATION REFURB
The popular real ale and craft beer haunt The Gravity Station (the Strand) has closed its doors for the rest of May, and won't reopen until June following some maintenance work and 'reimagining', which sounds interesting! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information on the date it reopens.