An ethos of sourcing locally, championing seasonality, and radically minimising food waste has seen The Pasture Restaurant group secure a 3* ‘Food Made Good’ Rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA); they are the first independently owned restaurant in Wales to achieve the respected accreditation.View Post
An acclaimed Cardiff-born chef who has worked in some of London’s most celebrated kitchens has announced a month-long series of pop-ups at a coffee shop in Canton this December.
Alex Vines’ pared-back style of cooking has been influenced by his experiences in London, and also, by his MSc in Food Policy. As a result, he focuses on truly seasonal and sustainable ingredients and is passionate about working directly with local farmers, designing menus around the produce which comes fresh from the fields each week.View Post
Working with two of my creative pals, Will and Sam, I’ve launched the Cardiff Wine Passport: Summer Edition – a new way to explore the best indie bars and restaurants in Cardiff city centre.
I created the passport as a way to champion some of the brilliant independent hospitality businesses who have had such a rough ride over the last couple of years. Unlike the chain venues you’ll find in cities all over the UK, indie hospitality venues make our city centre a unique place to spend time, giving it a flavour and a personality you can’t find anywhere else!View Post
Last year, Cardiff was awarded Silver Sustainable Food Places status – becoming the first place in Wales (and one of only six places in the UK) to achieve the prestigious accolade; the scheme is based on bronze, silver and gold achievements across six key sustainable food issues.
Now, independent businesses, third-sector organisations, and major institutions in the city centre are being urged to join in, and help Cardiff achieve Gold Sustainable Food Places status by the year 2024.View Post