The best of welsh cuisine comes to capital for Wales week in London
Submitted by angharad on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 13:26
Londoners will be able to celebrate St David’s Day in style with a series of free foodie events taking place across the capital to celebrate Wales Week in London 2012 (March 1- 4).
From a Welsh Food Market on the South Bank of the River Thames, tastings and tutorials, to in-store food and drink sampling, there is something for everyone.
The events are being organised under the Welsh Government’s Wales the True Taste banner in partnership with John Lewis, Waitrose, The Real Food Market and renowned grocer Partridges.
Alun Davies, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries said, “Wales Week in London affords us an excellent opportunity to spread the word about our food and drink. We have such a wonderful array of produce, and we want to share it with as wide an audience as we can!
“There is of course a strong link between the Welsh and London, and I hope the events planned for the city will not just evoke memories and prompt ‘hiraeth’ for some but also promote all-year-round interest in Welsh food and drink.”
The three-day St David’s Day True Taste Market at the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall (March 2-4) will be a feast of Welsh food and drink excellence.
The market will showcase some of Wales’ best produce, featuring a variety of Welsh producers, along with street entertainment, recipe ideas to try at home and cookery demonstrations at the True Taste Truck (demonstration kitchen) from top chefs including James Sommerin of the Michelin starred The Crown at Whitebrook, Jim Hamilton of the Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Rhodri Edwards of Y Ffarmers, and No 18 from Crickhowell.