The Cardiff Wine Passport is Back (exclusive discount code below)

My little passion project, the Cardiff Wine Passport – a unique scheme aimed at promoting independent hospitality businesses in the heart of Cardiff – is back for another year, inviting people to explore Cardiff’s vibrant independent bar & restaurant scene by swapping passport stamps for handpicked glasses of wine over a period of six weeks.

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Three Sustainable Cardiff Chefs To Keep An Eye On in 2024

Here in the Welsh capital, three pioneering chefs have taken the local scene by storm with their regular pop-ups and sell-out kitchen take-overs. With lower overheads associated with their nimble, nomadic operations, they’ve had time to refine their offer and build a following – but also to build relationships with local suppliers, championing provenance and sustainability.

With all three promising ‘big plans’ for the new year, these are the sustainable Cardiff chefs I’ll be keeping my eye on in 2024…

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The celebrated chef with an MSc in Food Policy cooking in Canton this Xmas

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. 

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Five Places to Pick Your Own Pumpkins near Cardiff

Nothing beats spending a day outdoors, picking out the perfect gourd from the pumpkin patch – and it’s a great way to support local farmers and family-run businesses. There are hundreds of pick your own fruit (PYO) farms across the country, but these pumpkin patches are all based within a few miles of Cardiff.

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