Every September, thousands of foodies congregate to Abergavenny for one of the best food festival’s on the British map !. Because of the success of the past events, a Christmas Food & drinks fair kicked off for one day only on the 11th of December and again, it pulled in a huge array of grub mad folk !.
With Festive tunes playing, Children’s Secret treat workshops, Artisan bakers and Street food stalls, there really was something for everyone to get their teeth stuck into !
The cooking demonstrations were a pleasant change, as Candles on the table and a close proximity stage, made it feel that little bit more personal.
Creations from Christmas Pudding Mousse to a festive Pastilla were cooked up before your eyes, but a real highlight for me was the Welsh Sea bass with Lemon Pana cotta cooked up by Chef Matthew Dawkins from The Castle Inn, Usk. It looked and tasted amazeballs, and I will be paying his restaurant a visit when my significant other gets paid !
The Exhibitors were a vast mix of goodies from Luxury cheese, to locally brewed ale to Raw chocolate, and being able to sample it was a treat within itself !
I picked up some Beautifully coloured Rapeseed Oil from Cotswold Gold, that tastes delicious and is now pencilled into tonight’s dinner. I also picked up a fab loaf of Fig and Walnut sourdough from the newly opened Angel Bakery Abergavenny, which was spanktastic with some real butter spread on top ! ( EVEN MY KID’S LOVED IT !).
A very pleasant Sunday was spent at this event, Even my sulking 14 year old started to enjoy it, she even let me listen to the Carol singers !
I would recommend going to this next December as it was a pleasure to attend and a fiver entry is pretty good going !
It also means that I only have 9 months until my next fix of The Abergavenny Food Festival !