Every year, more than 100 artisan producers, independent food traders and street food vendors pitch up in Cardiff Bay on the first weekend in July for the Cardiff Food and Drink Festival – but this year the food (and a taste of the festival experience) will be delivered straight to your door.
A new festival website will host recipes, music, and an online market place where visitors can order a range of premium quality local and international food and drink – things like delicious cakes, marinades, flavoured oils, preserves, speciality gins and cider, and more – directly from the people who make them.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “Cardiff Food and Drink Festival has been one of the highlights in Cardiff’s summer events calendar for more than 20 years, bringing crowds of food lovers into the city to sample some amazing produce and enjoy the buzz of the festival.
“Things are going to be a bit different this year, but we know that for many people a visit to this event marks the start of summer in Cardiff – and for the vendors at the festival it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to connect directly with customers.
“This virtual festival should be a great way to give people a flavour of what the Food and Drink Festival is all about, support the small businesses who rely at least in part, on the opportunities it offers, and help keep the festival spirit alive until next year.”
The Cardiff Food and Drink Festival website will launch this Friday at midday and run throughout July.
Full details of the festival and all the traders will be added to www.cardifffoodanddrinkfestival.com where you can also sign up to the festival mailing list for updates.