Abergavenny Food Festival 2018
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Abergavenny Food Festival Celebrates its 20th Anniversary this September and we have plenty going on....


@The Angel Bakery

Thursday 13th September - Community Feast at The Market Hall

The first festival feast is by the community, for the community. Taking place in The Market Hall, to celebrate the installation of the famous festival decorations. Our team at The Angel Bakery will be putting their incredible bread ovens to work, cooking up a storm of delicious local produce served on family style platters. Guests are asked to bring their own cutlery and a glass. Tickets are £15. Click here or full details and to book.


Saturday 15th September - Seasonal Plant and Real Dairy Ice Cream, 4.30pm at the Angel Bakery

Kitty is the founder La Grotta Ices, a creative ice cream company in London that specialise in fresh, ripe, seasonal fruit sorbets and ice creams. Kitty is teaming up with Jane Scotter from Fern Verrow Biodynamic Farm in Herefordshire to demonstrate some simple tricks to making vibrant, seasonal plant and real dairy ice creams.


Saturday 15th September - Raw Milk, 7pm at the Angel Bakery

A discussion and tasting with Randolph Hodgson, owner of Neal’s Yard Dairy and chairman of the Speciality Cheese Maker’s Association, and dairy farmers Steve and Sarah Fletcher of New Hunt House Farm, Herefordshire. The focus is on farming practices and land husbandry which make the Fletcher’s milk so special and how these practices and qualities benefit cheese-making.


Sunday 16th September - Breaking Bread, 4pm at the Angel Bakery

Our bakers will be discussing the finer details and wider implications of making real bread in the UK today and tasting bread with bakers Kimberley Bell (Small Food Bakery), Ben Glazer (Coombeshead Farm Bakery), Andy Forbes (Brockwell Bake) millers Anne and Andrew Parry (Felin Ganol Water Mill) and farmer Fred Price (Gothelney Farm).


*Tickets for all events above can be purchased on the food festival website; www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com




Stalls outside the bakery this year include bricktop cheese toasties being made by Tom Calver of Westcombe Cheddar, wines by the glass and bottle from Ben Llewelyn of Carte Blanche Wines and beer from The Kernel Brewery, London. The bakery shop will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4pm.


@The Angel Hotel 


Lunch, Dinner & Tea can be 
booked online and we will be selling our famous Welshcakes & Scones with tea/coffee from our stall on Cross Street, alongside 'Petit Paris'.


'Petit Paris'

We will have an exclusive VIP area outside the front of the hotel 'Petit Paris', where Jazz music will set the scene as Boris& Julien serve Bollinger with Oysters.


@The Chapel

EAT YOUR WORDS: 14th 15th September; 7pm at the Chapel
Keep it Simple with Ishita Wilkins, Rosie Sykes and Kevin McFadden. Booking essential.

Eat Your Words is a celebration of eating together and the culture and history of classic cookbooks. Enjoy dishes brought to life by chefs from the very pages you are discussing, hosted by the Chapel as part of the Abergavenny Food Festival. 

Join Rosie Sykes and Kevin McFadden as they cook dishes from Alistair Little’s classic cookbook 'Keep It Simple'. Whilst you eat, Ishita Wilkins talks you through the inspiration and intricacies behind the food of the award-winning book. 

Alistair Little is known as the Godfather of modern British cooking and his Soho restaurant became known for the vividness of his radically simple dishes.  An early advocate of ethical food, Little placed importance on the supply chain of ingredients and let the flavors do the talking.  Keep It Simple was published in 1994 and won a Glenfiddich Award the same year. 

Arrive for apertifs at 7pm, discussion and supper begin at 7.30pm. Bookings: 01873 736434