Nothing goes better with this glorious weather we’ve been having than stuffing your face with good food, eh? Luckily enough, a new food festival entitled BITE will be coming to Cardiff on the Saturday 14 July 2018. It will take place at the gardens of Insole Court to celebrate all things food-related and local. Also – and this is most exciting of all – it is DOG FRIENDLY, so our resident super-pup Zelda will be coming along for a sausage or two.
Dusty Knuckle pizza-maestro Phill Lewis and ex-Street Food Circus Simon Thomas founded the festival with the goal of providing varied, locally-sourced, and affordable dishes at a good price. The festival will be doing away with the usual array of over-the-top marketing, food trucks, and entrance fees; each selected business will provide a single, specially-created dish, for only £3!
A lot of businesses have decided to take part, with dishes coming from across the whole of Cardiff’s community. A full list of businesses can be found below (and they’re some really, REALLY great people!):
- Jamie O Leary of JOLS restaurant
- Tom Furlong of Milkwood restaurant
- Tommy Heaney of The Great House restaurant
- Ceri Johnston of The Early Bird bakery
- Matt Waldron of The Corran Restaurant
- Deri Reed of The Warren restaurant
- Lia Moutselou of Lia’s Kitchen
- Illtud Dunsford of Charcutier LTD
- Andrew Frost of The Parkhouse restaurant
- Thom O Sullivan of Spit & Sawdust restaurant
- Phill Lewis of Dusty Knuckle restaurant
- Monserrat Prat of La Cuina restaurant
- John Cook of the DIRT supper clubs
- Simon Wright of Wrights Food Emporium
- Jon White of The Two Anchors pop-up
- Neil Patel of the Vegetarian Food Studio
- Ben Moss of The Parsnipship
- Antonio Simone of The Humble Onion
- Abi Dymmock of Jack & Amelie meals for kids
- Krish Pankaj of Keralan Karavan
- Vicky of Shawarmawarma
- Michelle Evans of Slowpig
- Aled of Mister Laverman
- Darren Lewis of Mr Croquewich
- Stephen Terry of The Hardwick restaurant
The above list satisfies just about any palette, so there will be something there for everyone. Phil spoke on how each business is excited about the festival:
“All of the chefs have been hard at work recipe testing and coming up with their own unique dishes for the festival – it’s getting a little bit competitive which is great to see as it shows all the chefs are giving it their all. There should be some really creative and exciting food on offer on the day. We’ll be revealing the full menus in the next week or so, so stay tuned!”
By limiting each chef to one dish, the festival is looking to show the best of each business. Food will not be the only thing on offer, with drinks provided by Wrights Wines, Skyborry Cider, and Lufkin coffee. Lufkin was recently featured on We Are Cardiff’s ‘Four Canton Businesses That Give Back’, with the coffee spot being the best roaster in town. Local craft beers will be on sale, too.
Whether you’re looking to fill your belly or get on a small drinking session, head on down to BITE. The festival is here to discuss what makes up “real food”, and to help facilitate that discussion between local people. For more information about BITE, keep an eye on the BITE Facebook event page.