Posted: Sat 30th Apr 2016

Cardiff’s Original Foody Event Returns This Summer For Its 17th Year /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 30th, 2016

Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival returns to Cardiff Bay from 8 – 10 July and the city’s original celebration of street food and home grown produce promises to be a mouth-watering paradise for families and food lovers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As Wales’s biggest free food festival, the event boasts over 100 local, national and international producers and continues to be one of the most popular highlights of the Cardiff Festival summer-in-the-city events programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Visitors can explore a host of stalls at the Producer’s Fayre and Farmer’s Market, many of which are independent or family run businesses and have interesting stories to tell about their produce. There is plenty of opportunity to sample and buy some of the best farmhouse cheeses, artisan breads, handmade chocolates and specialist liqueurs to name a few. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event welcomes a huge portion of street food vendors as well as numerous bars including the Champagne Bar on the water’s edge, craft stalls and live music. This remains one of the capital’s favourite summer dishes with highlights for 2016 including lobster and crab dishes from Pembrokeshire, charcoal BBQ kebabs, falafels, Greek Souvlaki and locally sourced ribeye steaks slow cooked over charcoal. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Running alongside the Wales Millennium Centre are nearly 30 craft stalls selling handcrafted pottery, glass, unusual jewellery, children’s and welsh themed gifts and much more. Visitors can soak up the atmosphere with a live music programme daily, starting at noon and continuing through the day until 9.45pm on Friday and Saturday (until 7pm on Sunday). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival takes place in and around Roald Dahl Plass and this year we are celebrating the Centenary of the Cardiff born writer that the location is named after. Fabulous food, fictitious or otherwise was often a big theme in Roald Dahl’s writing so expect the unexpected at the foodie event of the year! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Top Tip – why not start your weekend early and visit on Friday when you can browse, sample and buy at your leisure before the hustle and bustle of the weekend? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival is a Cardiff Festival Event. The Cardiff Festival runs across the city throughout the summer months. Other landmark events include Cardiff Bay Beach and Cardiff Harbour Festival and the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of The Sea. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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