Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Taste Swansea's Food and Drink Digest #16 (August 3rd 2016)

We hope you've enjoyed reading the Summer Issue of Taste Swansea magazine, which is packed with news, recipes and tips. What's that... you want more? Well take a look at these delicious upcoming food and drink events in Swansea and Llanelli.


It was great to see pictures of the first afternoon tea event at Sosban earlier this week - the homemade sandwiches, scones, cakes and treats all looked fantastic! The event was so popular it is likely to become a regular occurrence, with the next afternoon tea scheduled for Tuesday, 6 September between 2.30pm and 4.30pm - although check Soban's Twitter page for updates.


The Gower Show is back, and will take place this Sunday (7 August) at Penrice Castle Park in Reynoldston, from 9am to 6pm. Good news for foodies as there are loads of local producers showing off their goods. And even more good news - the weather forecast doesn't look too bad! Among others, look for the Swansea Bay Good Food Circle stall, which will have printed copies of Taste Swansea magazine available.


Tapas is very hot at the moment, and is a lovely way to accompany a post-work / early evening drink. And one tapas menu worth checking out is Cafe TwoCann's, which is served from 3pm until late on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and between 3pm and 5:30pm on Fridays. They offer three tapas for £14, with the long list of dishes including pan fried chorizo and chicken; meatballs with tomato sauce; and hummus with crudities. Check out their full tapas menu!

While there are some great pubs in Swansea, there's a lack of craft beer-dedicated bars. Thankfully the very stylish Copper Bar is ready to open its doors to thirsty beer-lovers this Friday night! Located on Castle Square, the bar is an outlet for Swansea's Boss Brewing beers, served alongside a great range of other craft beers, beer cocktails, beer bread and specialty coffees (because it can't all be about beer!). The bar is taking shape and looking like a great place already - just what Swansea needs.


Come rain or shine (and hopefully it's shine) there's no nicer setting for a summer lunch than Fairyhill - especially now they have launched their bargain set lunch menu, which sees two courses at £20, three for £25. Dishes include slow cooked Gower lamb belly, spinach gnocchi, caramelised shallot and truffle jus to start; and pan fried hake, garden beans, new potatoes and laverbread sauce for the main course. Check out this week's delicious full menu.


It's getting closer! The ever-popular Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival returns to the Brangwyn Hall on Thursday to Saturday, 25, 26 and 27 August. There'll be 100 real ales and 60 craft-brewed ciders and perries, with live musical entertainment on all days, as well as a selection of hot food. Entry is £3 per day for Camra members and £5 per day for non-Camra members, including a glass and the festival programme. Keep an eye out for Taste Swansea columnist Rob Turner from the Mumbles Brewery, who will be showing off a range of his delicious brews!


Finally it's time to look at the local produce markets that take place around Swansea every week. This weekend we have Swansea's newest market, the Morriston Market taking place at Woodfield Street on Saturday (6 August), while the Sketty Local Produce Market at Bishop Gore School is also back on Saturday. Looking ahead to next week, the Mumbles Local Produce Market will be happening on Saturday 13 August, before the Marina Market returns the next day, Sunday 14 August. Get your teeth into those!

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