Friday, 29 June 2012

Dive & Dine Dinner - Pre Demonstration Supper at the Torch Theatre Milford Haven

Food with the 4 J's last night became Food with the 2 J's (other 2 J's were at work).

The venue was the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven for Pembrokeshire Fish week's Dive & Dine Dinner. This comprised of a three course menu featuring a locally caught fish main course of grilled mackerel, broad beans & chorizo from Bryn Williams, a yummy chocolate & apple desert by Alyn Williams, 2 Michelin Star chef from,restaurent_viewItem_2-en.html and a selection of canapes to start by Guy Morris of 'on a plate' There is no picture of the canapes owing to the fact we were busy chatting and enjoying their delicious taste.....we forgot about a picture!...ooops...!
After dinner we went to watch 'A Fair Fish for a Fare Dish' cookery demonstration. Our friend Simon Wright from (who I promise we are not stalking!) presented the evening. Ravinder Bhogal and Anthony Evans chatted & cooked during the first half then Bryn Williams & Alyn Williams took their turn in the second half. 
We enjoyed listening to their tales of the morning spent fishing (Ravinder & Anthony) diving (Bryn) & Alyn driving along the M4 ! We learnt about whelks, pollock, rock salmon, skate, fish curry & foraging for foods such as sorrel & sea beet. Our friend Yun Hider forages for foods in and around Pembrokeshire for chef Alyn Williams and was both at the dinner and in the audience.
We came away from the evening well fed & a little bit more informed about fish!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Wright's Independent Food Emporium

a food store and a little bit more... ...Food with the 4 J's first outing took place on Tuesday 12th June 2012. 

We chose to go to Wrights Independent Food Emporium at Nantgaredig between Carmarthen & Llandeilo.

We knew Simon & Maryann Wright from their time at Y Polyn & Simon's help & involvement with the Narberth Food Festival (Narberth is where all the 4 J's currently live)

We started off with some great apple juice from Crickhowell and all chose a different lunch..from Cothi Valley Goats cheese & salad leaves, smoked haddock & leek pie, raclette cheese & new potatoes and a pea & mint chowder. All very delicious. 

We all indulged in a little food shopping. One of the 4 J's bought a pie to take home in an enamel tin. You can pay a deposit on the tin and can return it next time and get another pie. You can do a similar thing with bottles of wine straight out the barrel & olive or rapeseed oil the same way by paying a deposit on the bottles which can be reused.

They kindly stored our shopping for us whilst we popped into Llandeilo to do a bit of retail therapy at Peppercorn the kitchen shop & Toast the clothes shop.

We paid our second visit in one day back to Wright's to have a well deserved pot of tea and a selection of cakes, including a slice of lardy cake!