HCC to give couples free meals to celebrate St. Dwynwen’s Day

HCC to give couples free meals to celebrate St. Dwynwen’s Day

In order to promote Welsh meat, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales and Menter Moch Cymru are offering couples from across Wales a free three-course meal for St. Dwynwen’s Day.

Kirstie Jones, market development officer at HCC - Meat Promotion Wales.

Kirstie Jones, market development officer at HCC – Meat Promotion Wales.

The event is set to take place at Pitch Cardiff restaurant, with the aim of introducing new people to the meat that is produced in Wales.

As part of the Porc.Wales brand, the event coincides with the second annual Porc from Wales Week, which is running from 20th-26th January 2020, aiming to raise the profile of pork from Wales.

Kirstie Jones, market development officer at HCC – Meat Promotion Wales, said: “What we do here in Wales is special – and it shows in the quality of the meat; our pork is reared in smaller herds and reared for longer, boasting bigger flavour.”

“Pork is also very versatile and so we’ve been keen to ensure it’s on offer in every course at our event incorporates some of the tastiest and highest quality meat available.”

Jones revealed that every course on the menu – including dessert – will feature pork: “We’ll kick-off with a starter of ‘Pork, Pistachio & Mango Pâté’, before a delicious ‘Pork Belly and Crispy Crackling’ main – and then round off the evening off with ‘Maple Bacon Brownies.”

“We strive to make pork from Wales the go-to choice as Wales produces some of the tastiest and highest quality pork available…”

As part of Pork from Wales Week, some guests attending the restaurant visited a farm beforehand to experience the farming process and techniques that make pork from Wales a sustainable ‘farm to fork’ product.

Melanie Cargill of Menter Moch Cymru, a Welsh Government-funded initiative to develop the pig sector in Wales, said:  “There is a huge demand for pork in Wales, so celebrating the unique work that Wales’ farmers and suppliers carry out on our doorstep during occasions like Porc from Wales Week, is key to raising awareness.

“We strive to make pork from Wales the go-to choice as Wales produces some of the tastiest and highest quality pork available – and the menu on offer for visitors to Porc.Wales’ pop-up restaurant at Pitch Cardiff just goes to prove the innovative approaches being undertaken to ensure the meat can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.”

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