Elouise Hobbs’ November scran selections encompass things that pop up, things that are nicely established where they are thanks, and things invading a football ground during the international break.
Eritrean Food Pop-Up
Blue Honey Local, Roath, Cardiff, Mon 4 Nov
A recent addition to their central Cardiff location, Blue Honey Local is a more relaxed affair, and despite only being open a few months, has made a splash with their wide range of events and tasty food. In the first event of its kind, they have partnered with the Oasis centre in Splott to host an evening of eating, music and learning focused on Eritrean culture and cuisine. Attendees are also offered the option to purchase a ticket for a refugee or asylum seeker so they too can enjoy the evening.
Tickets: £6.50. Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Cakes And Bakes
The Culinary Cottage, Abergavenny, Sat 9 Nov
If you’ve been inspired by the Great British Bake Off and want to be the star baker of your kitchen, then this is a great half-day course to get you started, and quickly improve your confidence and skills. Beginning with the basics, the course will combine learning about what makes a great recipe stand out from the crowd and hands-on experience. There will be lots of opportunities to ask any questions, and a chance to experiment with new techniques and equipment. And the best part is, at the end of the day, you’ll be able to bring home all the delicious treats you’ve cooked up to share with friends and family.
Tickets: £tbc. Info: www.theculinarycottage.co.uk
Wales Gluten Free Food Show 2019
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Sat 16 Nov
This year, the Wales Gluten Free Food Show is returning to south Wales with more stalls, talks and events than ever before. Cardiff City Stadium will be transformed as producers, chefs and experts from across the country and beyond descend on this celebration of gluten-free food. Highlighting the options available for people enjoying a gluten-free diet, the event will include lots of talks, cookery demonstrations and recipes to inspire your home cooking. There will also be lots of stalls featuring both local and national producers, offering samples and new products.
Tickets: free. Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Pettigrew Tea Rooms, Cardiff, Thurs 28 Nov
Pettigrew’s cosy tea room at the edge of Bute Park is hosting an evening of fine dining with this special pop-up by chef John Cook, previous head chef and owner of acclaimed Pontcanna restaurant Arbennig. Starting the evening with cured ham bruschetta served with warm truffle cream, diners can expect the high-quality theme to continue with appearances of Middlewhite sausages and ox cheek making up the main courses. Even the accompaniments for the evening are set to use exciting and unusual ingredients and combinations including black cabbage, beer and treacle, and ginger cream.
Tickets: £35. Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk