Festival Fringe 2012: Festive Menus
The Angel Hotel
15 Cross Street Abergavenny NP7 5EN Tel: 01873 857121 www.angelabergavenny.com
Tuesday 4 September, 3pm – 5.30pm, Tuesday 11 September, 3pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday 18 September, 3pm – 5.30pm, Tuesday 25 September, 3pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £16.80. Reservations essential
What's your cup of tea?
Do you usually stick to English Breakfast tea? Now's your chance to try some of the more unusual teas on The Angel Hotel's extensive menu, which changes seasonally. Come for Afternoon Tea and choose to sample a variety of teas – from the freshly cut Mint to the interestingly named Russian Caravan. You'll be guided by the knowledgeable team at The Angel Hotel which has held an Award of Excellence from the Tea Guild since 2008.
Friday 14 September, 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Cost: £27.50 per person. Wines charged as per the wine list.
A Taste of the Danube
Join us for a special evening in the Brasserie and enjoy a meal compiled by Head Chef Paul Webber and Jana Lewis, co-owner of The Beaufort. The menu will comprise dishes from Hungary and Austria along with traditional desserts of Jana's native Slovakia - all accompanied by wines and music from the region. The atmosphere will be relaxed with prices at value for money. We look forward to your company. Tickets can be pre-booked from our office on the above telephone number.
The Bell at Skenfrith
Skenfrith, Monmouthshire NP7 8UH Tel: 01600 750235
For tickets to either event contact Janet on above telephone number or vist www.skenfrith.co.uk
Thursday 13 September, 7.00pm
Cost: £65.00 per person
Australian Wine Dinner
The Bell at Skenfrith will celebrate its tenth consecutive Australian Wine Dinner, a long-standing Festival Fringe Event. Janet and William, in conjunction with Negociants UK, will welcome Matthew Jukes, the Daily Mail wine columnist and recent winner of Australia Day's Honorary Australian of 2012 Award. Matthew will choose wines from the Yalumba region to complement the five-course menu from Head Chef Kristian Greenwell.
The Bell at Skenfrith
Booking details as above
Sunday 16 September, 12.00 noon
Cost: single £38.00, double £68.00
Fringe Sunday Lunch at The Bell
This popular lunch starts at 12 noon with a tour of the Kitchen Garden. Ancre Hill will be showcasing its delicious wines and there will be a talk from an invited guest. Kristian Greenwell will be creating a three course menu using seasonal food, using many ingredients from The Bell's own Kitchen Garden. The Bell at Skenfrith, proud winners of the 2012 AA Wine Award for Wales and the UK overall.
Thursday 13 September
All at sea
We are holding our very popular 'fishy' evening in celebration of the fruits of the sea, prepared by our team of chefs led by Gary Nugent. A five-course meal will be served with each dish accompanied by an appropriate wine. Paul from Tanners, our wine merchants, will be visiting each table to talk about the wines and their suitability to the food, with other suggestions to suit different occasions and palates.
The Crown at Whitebrook
Whitebrook, Nr Monmouth NP25 4TX Tel: 01600 860254 www.crownatwhitebrook.co.uk
Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm
Cost: £110.00 per person. Reservations by phone or via email
Abergavenny Food Festival Mystery Gourmet Dinner
Enjoy an evening of Michelin Star Food, wonderful wines and serious fun at the recently awarded AA Restaurant of The Year 2011/12 Crown at Whitebrook. Champagne and Canapes on arrival followed by a seven course gourmet menu by Executive Head Chef James Sommerin served at 8.00pm (with accompanying wines). For added intrigue no menus are presented; you guess the ingredients! All will be revealed in due course. Informal seating at one large table with the wine guest speaker. Diners will also receive a copy of the menu signed by James. Dress is smart casual.
The Court Restaurant, Llansantffraed Court Hotel
Llangihangel Gobion Clytha, Nr Abergavenny NP7 9BA Tel: 01873 840678 www.llch.co.uk
Thursday 13 September, 7.00pm for 8.00pm
Cost: £65.00 including matched wines
Gourmet Dinner with Ancre Hill matched wines
Join us for a Gourmet Dinner with the freshest ingredients from our newly restored walled garden and produce from our trusted local suppliers matched with Ancre Hill Wines! Our recently refurbished restaurant is in the oldest part of the building with exposed beams and low ceiling making it a true dining experience, not to mention Charlott's love of ivy as featured on the tables. To view our gourmet dinner please email Charlott@llch.co.uk
Nantyderry Abergavenny NP7 9DN Tel: 01873 881101 www.thefoxhunter.com
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September
Wild and Foraged Foods
The Foxhunter in Nantyderry offers the very best of modern British cooking, characterised by daily changing menus featuring local, organic produce and recipes which remain true to the flavours of fresh seasonal ingredients. For the Food Festival this year The Foxhunter's menus will be focusing on wild and foraged foods as well as locally-reared rare breed meats.
The Inn at Penallt
Penallt, Monmouth NP25 4SE Tel: 01600 772765 www.theinnpenallt.co.uk
Friday 14 September, 7.30pm for 8.00pm
Cost: £45.00. Pre-booking required
Seven Course Gourmet Dinner
From run-down pub to award winning country inn, The Inn at Penallt has great views, great drinks and most importantly great food. To celebrate the award of their first rosette and first time at The Abergavenny Food Festival, Head Chef Peter Hulsmann has devised a mouth-watering seven course gourmand evening featuring the best of Welsh and local produce from regular suppliers.
Cross Ash, Nr Abergavenny Tel: 01873 821297 or 08453881861 www.18-61.co.uk
Tuesday 11 September – Sunday 16 September, from 7pm
Cost: Tickets: £46.00 (£70.00 with matching wines)
Gourmet Tasting Week
Join Simon and Kate King for a gourmet dining experience. Six specially designed seasonal dishes with best local produce. Simon will consult each party and put together a personalised surprise tasting menu. Dishes to be disclosed after each course presented. To reserve a table and discuss menus, please contact the restaurant on above number.
The Star Inn at Llansoy
Llansoy, Nr Raglan Tel: 01291 650256
Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September
Festival Specials with matching Real Ales
After celebrating its first year, The Star Inn Free House and now CAMRA'S Country Pub of the Year 2012/13 is offering a Festive Specials Board. Matthew Dawkins, Head Chef who represented Monmouthshire on ITV's "Taste the Nation" will match dishes to locally brewed real ales to tickle your taste buds. On Saturday from 7.00pm the new Micro Brewery "Tiny Rebel" from Newport will hold a Beer Tasting Evening. Newly brewed ales will be available to sample. Book your table now.
Abergavenny Cricket Club
Avenue Road Abergavenny NP7 7DB Bookings: 07831 581040 or 01873 859026
Friday 14 September, 7.30pm Dinner 8.15pm Informal seating
Cost: £45.00 per head. Inc. Prosecco and canapés (7.30pm) plus 5 courses and coffee
Franco & Pav Taruschio's Pop-up Kitchen
A one-off menu devised and cooked by the legendary founder of The Walnut Tree Inn and his daughter. View the full mouth-watering menu below. Vegetarian option if required. Please advise us if you have any allergies. Orders in advance would be appreciated either by phone (above) or e-mail email@example.com. A bar is available for wine and drinks.
St Michael's Centre Abergavenny
10 A Pen Y Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5UD www.stmichaelscentre.org.uk
Friday 14 September, 7.30pm
Cost: £40.00 – Sold out
Scott's Welsh Supper – to commemorate the sailing of the Terra Nova from Cardiff in 1910
This supper, taking place in the centenary year of Captain Scott's race for the South Pole, commemorates the dinner given to Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO, RN and officers and scientists of the British Antarctic Expedition, prior to their departure from Cardiff. Chef Spiro Borg recreates this Edwardian Feast using ingredients sourced in Wales. For menu, details of speakers, special complimentary gift and beneficiary organisations, please visit our website.
The 2013 Abergavenny Food Festival will take place over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September!
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