There’ll be a feast of an event in Conwy this weekend.
Gwledd Conwy, or Conwy Feast, will be held in the town on Saturday and Sunday.
There’s everything a foodie could want on offer – street food, chef demonstrations, a tasting kitchen, and Lancaster Square is the perfect location for Conwy’s local produce market.
Meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams, chutneys, eggs, bread, pies, chocolates and cheese will be some of the produce on offer over the weekend.
Chefs on the line-up include Lee Watson, the author of the new vegan cookbook ‘Peace and Parsnips’ and one half of the presenting team of 24 Hour Kitchen’s ‘Meat vs Veg’.
He is a food adventurer who travels the world making vegan versions of local dishes, combining two of his main passions; travel and cooking.
Lee is based in North Wales, where he cooks at Trigonos, a retreat centre and organic vegetable farm, and writes the blog The Beach House Kitchen focusing on local, seasonal produce given a regular global twist.
Lucknam Park Spa and Restaurant’s Hywel Jones is also set to cook for the crowds, alongside John Williams, who has worked in some of the best hotel and restaurants in Great Britain.
John trained originally in South Wales and Jersey and he became Head Chef at the Old Vicarage Hotel, Worfield, Shropshire, was Head Chef at Bodysgallen Hall between 2003 and 2007 and in this time he achieved and maintained the accolade of 3 rosettes from the AA, and secured Bodysgallen’s highest rating to date in the Good Food Guide.
John is also a Master Chef of Great Britain in which he has been awarded a fellowship. There are only 30 or so members of the culinary elite in the UK -the title given to craftsmen who have held a Michelin star and three rosettes for 10 years or more.
John Emmerson and Joe Kerswell trained at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London.The two friends now work together at Anna Hansen’s widely acclaimed restaurant The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell.
John and Joe will be giving a joint demonstration at this year’s Conwy Feast, using classic Welsh ingredients such as Welsh salt lamb or Welsh black beef.
TV chef Beca Lyne-Pirkis is also on the menu. She reached the semi finals of The Great British Bake Off in 2013, and is now the star of her own show Becws on S4C. Watch Beca in action here (via Becws TV, YouTube):
The crowds will also see Ian Watson, who started his career as an apprentice at Bodysgallen Hall Hotel.
He worked at The St Tudno Hotel in Llandudno for seven years during which time they were awarded three AA Rosettes.
Since 2000 he has been the owner chef of Watson’s Bistro in Conwy, from where he has earned a reputation for providing fine cuisine using locally-sourced produce.
Tasting Kitchen sessions:
11.00 Trealy Farm
Weekend ticket: Adult £13, under 16s go free (valid all day Saturday, Saturday night music on the Quayside, all day Sunday).
Saturday ticket only: Adult £8.50, under 16s go free (valid all day Saturday, Saturday night music on the Quayside)
Sunday ticket only: Adults £6.50, under 16s go free.
Entrance to the music marquee and bars is free on Saturday and Sunday with a valid wristband
£5 on the door after 5pm on Saturday
£5 on the door all day on Sunday
In the River Food Hall:
|Aberffraw Biscuit Co Ltd||http://www.aberffrawbiscuits.com||Welsh shortbread called Aberffraw biscuits|
|Aerona||aerona-liqueur.co.uk||Aronia berry based products|
|Anglesey Farmhouse Chocolates||http://www.foelfarm.co.uk||Fine artisan handmade chocolates|
|Barcut Rose Veal||http://www.barcutveal.co.uk||rose veal meat produce various cuts and cooked option to sell as tasters|
|Beri Da||http://www.berida.co.uk||fruity Aronia berry vinegar and a range of Aronia chutneys|
|Bim’s Kitchen||http://www.bimskitchen.com||African-inspired sauces and condiments|
|Blaenafon Cheddar Co Ltd||http://www.chunkofcheese.co.uk||Speciality award winning hand made Welsh cheddar & goats cheeses.|
|Bodnant Welsh Food||http://www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk||Cheese, bread, butter, pies, burgers & sausages|
|Bragdy Nant||Www.bragdynant.co.uk||Bottled beer|
|Burtree Puddings||http://www.burtreepuddings.co.uk||Christmas and Sticky Puddings, Farmhouse baking|
|Cariad Gelato||http://cariadgelato.cymru/||Gelato & Sorbetto with freshly made waffles|
|Caws Cenarth Cheese||http://www.cawscenarth.co.uk||Artisan Organic Cheese, and speciality cheeses|
|Celtic Pride||http://www.chfoods.co.uk||Celtic Pride pies and slices|
|Celtic Spirit Co||http://www.celticspirit.co.uk||Liqueurs and Spirits from Wales|
|Chocopassion||http://www.chocopassionuk.com||Hand Made Italian chocolate Shaped Tools|
|Cnwc Crackers||http://www.foodies.mynewsite.link/cnwc-crackers||Savoury Crackers|
|Condessa Welsh Liqueurs||http://www.condessa.co.uk||Liqueurs from Anglesey|
|Conwy Brewery Ltd||http://www.conwybrewery.co.uk||Bottled Beer & Brewery Merchandise|
|Cwm Deri Vineyard||cwm-deri.co.uk||Welsh wines, mead and liqueurs|
|Cwm Farm Charcuterie||http://www.cwmfarm.net||Beer Stick (Snack Salami); Chorizo with Port|
|Daffodil Foods||http://www.daffodilfoods.co.uk||Layered Yoghurts|
|Driftwood Designs||http://www.driftwooddesigns.co.uk||Welsh art with coastal themes. Framed prints, posters and cards.|
|Eboni ac Eifori||eboniaceifori.co.uk||Award winning fudge, toffee, and toffee sauces|
|Edwards of Conwy||http://www.edwardsofconwy.co.uk||Welsh Sausages, burgers, meatballs, pies|
|Fire foods||http://www.firefoods.co.uk||chilli gift hampers, chilli grinders,chilli snacks|
|Flavour Magic||brooksdelicatessenltd.com||Spice rubs, Infused flavoured rock salts|
|Food Station Wales||http://www.foodstation.wordpress.com||Olives, Nuts, Baklava & Turkish Delight|
|Food Technology Centre||foodtech-llangefni.co.uk||Promoting technical support services for food businesses|
|Forever Fudge||http://www.foreverfudge.co.uk||30 flavours of fudge, peanut brittle, nougat and cinder toffee|
|French Flavour||http://www.frenchflavour.co.uk||French Artisan Foods ,Garlic Strings, Onions, Cider, Pates|
|Funky Nut Company||http://www.funkynutco.com||Range of natural and flavoured peanut and nut butters|
|Goch & Company Ltd||http://www.gochandcompany.co.uk||African Gluten free Chilli sauces,Chilli Flavoured Oils Salad Dressing|
|Goetre Farm Preserves||http://www.goetrefarmpreserves.co.uk||Jams, chutneys, mustards, honey & marmalade cakes|
|Great Orme Brewery||http://www.greatormebrewery.co.uk||Real ale & related merchandise|
|Halen Mon||http://www.halenmon.com||Sea salt|
|Harvies Ltd||N/A||Gluten Free pies and pastries, welsh cakes|
|La Triestina Ltd||http://www.latriestina.co.uk||Italian Deli products|
|Llaeth y Llan||llaethyllan.co.uk||Chilled dairy yogurt|
|Llanvalley Natural Products||http://www.llanvalley.co.uk/||Goatsmilk Soaps, Creams and Balms with Honey & Beeswax|
|Love Cheesecakes||lovecheesecakes.com||Chilled fresh cheesecakes|
|Magic Knife Company||http://www.magic-knife.website||Kitchen knives, sharpener, magnetic holder, scissors and peeler|
|Mama Zo’s Cakes & Cookies||Facebook: Mama Zo’s Cakes & Cookies||Cookies, lemonade & raspberry lemonade|
|Marbletree||http://www.marbletree.co.uk||Handcrafted marble and slate gifts|
|Megans Kitchen||N/A||Handmade Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith|
|Mocha Express||http://www.mochaexpress.co.uk||Coffee , Tea , Hot Chocolate , cakes and snacks|
|Mr Fitzpatricks||http://www.mrfitzpatricks.com||Traditional Cordials Dandelion & Burdock Sarsapirilla|
|Narnas||http://www.narnaschocolates.co.uk||Cakes and confectionery|
|Natural Game / Seasons||Www.naturalgame.co.uk||Gourmet range of British game, poultry and exotic meats|
|Orchard Pigs||Www.orchardpigs.co.uk||Meat pies, scotch eggs, artisan bread, cakes and biscuits|
|Oscars Kitchen||http://www.oscars-kitchen.co.uk||Homemade traditional sweet and savoury preserves|
|Pant Du||http://www.pantdu.co.uk||Welsh wines, cider and water|
|Pen-y-lan pork||.facebook:welshsausage||Gold Award Handmade sausages & meatballs|
|Purple Moose Brewery||http://www.purplemoose.co.uk||Bottled beer, gift packs and related brewery merchandise|
|Radnor Hills||http://www.radnorhills.co.uk||Heartsease Farm sparkling fruit presse|
|Retro Shots||http://www.retroshots.co.uk||Handmade flavoured vodka, chilli & Drunken Bee Honey Infused Spirits|
|Roberts Country Fayre||http://www.robertscountryfayre.co.uk||Cold Eating Pies|
|Rosie’s Triple D cider||http://www.rosiescider.co.uk||Rosie’s Triple D cider, Rosie’s Wicked Wasp cider and Rosie’s Black Bart cider|
|Sabor de Amor||http://www.sabordeamor.com||Handmade Spanish products, Paella sce, Tapenade, Salsa Brava, Alioli, Spanish Preserves|
|Snowdonia Cheese Co Ltd||http://www.snowdonia-cheese.co.uk||Snowdonia cheeses will be available with gift packs and special offers|
|South Caernarfon Creameries||sccwales.co.uk||Dairy produce cheese and milk|
|Spanish Hamper||http://www.thespanishhamper.co.uk||Chorizo , sobrasada & sangria|
|The Dangerous Food Company||http://www.dangerousfoodco.co.uk||Fiery fruity jams made using fruits and chillies|
|The English Chocolate Fountain Co||http://www.tecfc.co.uk||Belgian Chocolate Fountain, marshmallows, fruits, fudge and cream in cups and on skewers|
|The Flavoured Butter Co||N/A||Selection of flavoured butters|
|The Gift of Oil||http://www.thegiftofoil.co.uk||Olive oils & balsamics|
|The Little Round Cake Comany||http://www.thelittleroundcakecompany.co.uk||Tweeners (mini layer cakes), tarts, merangz and merangz ‘bites’|
|The Magnificent Marshmallow Company||http://www.themagnificentmarshmallowcompany.com||Marshmallows flavoured with fruits, oils and natural flavourings|
|The Patchwork Traditional Food Company||http://www.patchwork-pate.co.uk||Handmade artisan pate|
|Trealy Farm Charcuterie||http://www.trealyfarm.com||Charcuterie products|
|Two Guys from Brussels||facebook:TwoGuysfromBrussels||Belgian Speciality food and drink|
|Ultimate Fudge Outlet||http://www.ultimatefudgeoutlet.co.uk||Homemade traditional & speciality fudges|
|Warner Edwards Distillery||http://www.warneredwards.com||Harrington Dry Gin, Elderflower,Rhubarb & Sloe Gins|
Street food vendors:
|American Street Food Limited||facebook.com/dixiekitchenUK||Pulled pork, shredded beef hot dogs chutney & coleslaw|
|Anglesey Hog Roasts||http://www.angleseyhogroasts.co.uk||Hog and ham roasts with side salads and special sauces|
|Arjee Bhaji||facebook:arjeebhaji||Indian street food, curry & kebabs|
|Bank of Conwy||http://www.vonomondo.co.uk||Sangria & Tapas|
|Bwyd O’r Mor||N/A||Menai Mussels,Bass,Skate,Mackerel,Plaice,Squid,Octopus|
|Caffeine Rush||N/A||Coffee , Tea , Hot Chocolate, cold drinks|
|Celtic Country Wines||http://www.celticwines.co.uk/||Fruit wines, liqueurs, seasonal giftboxes, mulled elderberry wine|
|Chuckwagon bbq||http://www.chuckwagonbbq.co.uk||Pulled Pork,chicken, brisket,bbq beans and pickles|
|Churros con Chocolate||http://www.lovely-churros.co.uk||Handmade & rolled churros with chocolate sauce|
|Continental Catering||http://www.continentalcatering.com||Bavarian smoked sausage, paprikawurst, frankfurter, frikadelen|
|Crave de Taste||N/A||Caribbean dishes with fish, meat rice dumpling & vegetables. Tropical fruits & smoothies|
|Debbies delights||N/A||Chipsticks & Jacket Potatoes with various fillings|
|Fodder in the Field||http://www.fodderinthefield.co.uk||Banger and Mash|
|Fratelli Brothersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Authentic Neapolitan pizza baked in a clay wood fired oven|
|Fresa con Crema/Choco Art||N/A||Strawberries & Cream/cakes|
|Fresh Butter||N/A||Fresh hand churned butter|
|Fried & Wineemail@example.com||Deep fried seafood and vegetables with prosecco|
|Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd||http://www.heavyindustrybrewing.com||Bottled/Canned beer & charcuterie Cooking on site|
|Joles Gourmet||http://www.facebook.com/jolesgourmet||Casadias, baguettes, muffins, Cakes|
|Kababoom Kitchen||twitter.com/kababoomkitchen||Persian street food Kofta and Falafel, Kebabs|
|LFR Direct||http://www.lfrdirect.co.uk/||Fruit & Vegetables|
|Luke’s Cocktail Bar||http://www.lukescocktailbar.co.uk||Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails|
|Mango Rays||http://www.mangorays.co.uk||Chilli & Curry and Smoothies, Mulled wine|
|Mela Food Co||N/A||Tortilla wraps – chicken tikka, falafel, Samosa and Bhaji|
|Moorish Cuisine||http://www.grovefarmshawbury.co.uk||Moroccan food such as Tagines with cous cous and flat bread wraps|
|Old Sandlin||N/A||Apples, Pears, Plums, Apple and Pear Juice, Quinces|
|Pizza Peddlers||http://www.pizzapeddlers.co.uk||Wood fired pizzas using the finest local and seasonal Welsh produce available|
|Primo Cafe||primocafe.co.uk||Gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate + artisan cakes|
|Rigatoni’s Pasta||http://www.rigatonispasta.co.uk||Gluten free Pasta & Sauces, Gluten free garlic ciabatta bread Bacon rolls, hot drinks|
|Simply Crepes||N/A||Sweet & Savoury Crepes Cooking|
|Somtam||http://www.somtamthai||Thai fish cakes, Chicken satay, Thai Curry, Egg Noodles|
|The Flintshire Street Food Company Ltd||flintshirestreetfood.co.uk||Sweet, Savory & liqueur french style crepes made to order|
|The Ham Bone||http://www.hambone.co.uk||World flavours of chicken|
|The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company||http://www.beachfood.co.uk||Lobster wraps, Crab and Seaweeds|
|The Rustic Cooks||https://www.facebook.com/rustic.cooks||Continental smoked sausages cooked on a 1950s army field kitchen|
|The Shropshire Spirit Co.||http://www.shropshirespiritco.co.uk||Salopian Spirits, Vodka, Rum, Gin|
|The Wrap Shack.co.uk||http://www.thewrapshack.co.uk||Hot filled wraps chicken shish, chorizo & chicken, smoked mex beans & salad bar|
|Top Pot||N/A||A new concept in fast food|
|What you Like Catering||N/A||Potato cakes with beef, field mushrooms, crab and prawn|