Invite. Fancy a festive catch up with Cardiff food and lifestyle bloggers? Yes, please?! Earlier this week I headed to Thomas Restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff Bay. It is not often I get to be a customer, so was looking forward to trying the food and drink and experiencing the Christmas vibes.
I love a glass of rosé! Who doesn’t? In a sea of endless new gins, cocktails and premium ciders, it is clear to see that the trend has gone pink. It is thought this is because they are transcending the gender bias, which lager and beer have always struggled to do.
In the heart of Bristol city centre is a jazz venue called Jazz at Future Inns. It is underneath Chophouse Restaurant, both of which are part of Future Inn Bristol. That’s right, a restaurant with live music in Bristol, and Thursday nights are dedicated to Jazz. Each week sees a different local or internationally known artist, duo, ensemble or group.
Welsh rarebit is a simple but very popular dish of toasted bread covered in a cheese sauce or melted cheese, mixed with mustard, spices or ale, and has been popular since the 1500s under the name of ‘caws pobi’, which is Welsh for toasted cheese.
Nobody’s quite sure of the origin of the name, but it’s generally believed to be a jest at the expense of the early poor of Wales, from the South Wales Valleys, who may largely have subsisted on rabbit and ale (though how this relates back to cheese on toast, I am not sure). The dish was thought to be a staple in the diets of Welsh men and women.