MILGI, the Observer Food Award-winning veggie restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Roath, has this month celebrated it’s tenth anniversary.
I’ve been a big fan of the food at Milgi for a good few years (see here) and as owner Gabrielle puts it, “Our plates are nourishing, which is great for your wellbeing and health but, our focus is firmly on everyday eating and creating dishes that are satisfying and rich in flavour. We’ve defined our own modern way of eating at MILGI, and it’s all about creating a sustainable and balanced lifestyle that’s right for the individual, rather than preaching any specific diet.”
Basically, their promise is firmly on great flavour, with the health and ethical benefits coming second to that – an approach which has proved popular with veggies and meat-eaters alike.
Owners and sisters Gabrielle and Rebecca are committed to using organic produce from farms and growers they know and trust – ‘slow living’ is at the heart of everything they do. They forage throughout the seasons so the kitchen team can incorporate ingredients like seabuckthorn, samphire, nettles, herbs and wild mushrooms into the dishes and drinks. In 2016, they intend to show everyone else exactly how they do it, too.
Rebecca explained, “We’re always being asked about how we make our food and drinks so this year we’re going to share these processes and give a backstage glimpse into the MILGI way of living. You’ll be able to experience everything we do how to make kombucha, sprouting lessons, food talks, foraging walks and meet the producers who supply us all, through curated digital content every month. To follow our adventure – join the ‘MILGI Tribe’ via our website.”
To top off this celebratory year the team are also planning a massive 10th birthday ‘feast under the stars’. The table will be set for 100 guests to enjoy a huge outdoor celebration with ten courses, a cocktail bar and some of Milgi’s favourite musicians providing the soundtrack to a weekend around the campfire – before ending with sleeping under the stars.
More information will be released about the summer feast location, and more importantly, how to book, through their website: www.milgicardiff.com