August 5, 2008

A Taste of Wales at Eisteddfod ; Country & Farming

VISITORS to the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff this week will be able to sample award-winning Welsh food and drink at Blas, an area dedicated to creating tasty and innovative food from some of the best ingredients Wales has to offer.

The flagship cultural event will feature the Welsh Assembly Government's 180-cover Blas self-service restaurant where visitors will be able to buy a selection of hot and cold dishes produced from a wide variety of True Taste Award-winning food and drink.

The Welsh Assembly Government initiative provides a show case for True Taste Award-winning produce, giving producers the opportunity to supply directly to the food service and hospitality trade.

Keen to promote the benefits of sustainability, much of the produce used in the Blas menus comes from Cardiff and South East Wales.

Among the delights available will be a range of tapas dishes such as Black Mountain smoked duck with kumquat compote.

Hot food available includes Authentic World Food's slow-cooked lamb tagine with Moroccan spices, apricots and almonds, served with spiced fruit couscous, raita dressing and flatbread.

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