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Chapel Kitchen open for Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch

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Christmas puddings – made on a rare visit to the Chapel by Laura Jackson of Towpath, London

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Fresh Turmeric Root – for our Golden Milk – with almond milk, fresh ginger & honey – a perfect immune booster

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Freshly made – Orange, Cardamom & Thyme, Lemon & Rosemary, Crystallised Quince – Marmalades

We are open on Sunday 11th December 10am-4pm in celebration of the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair. 

The creative energy of artists, designers, artisans and chefs enlivens our spaces with innovative, festive works – jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings, printmaking and edible creations.

The Chapel will be open all day for breakfast, brunch and lunch. For sale from our larder – Christmas puddings, big festive tarts and cakes (including gluten and dairy free. Put in your orders for Christmas), bottled cordials and ketchups, alcohol infusions, preserves and quince jellies, boxes of membrillo, pastilles, honeycomb and chocolate Valencia almonds. Biodynamic wines, locally brewed craft ales and cider and small batch speciality coffees available.

From the woods, stars and wreaths, balls of mistletoe, berry-laden holly and gilded apples.

There is a children’s corner with books to cherish. Artists’ cards, calendars wrappings (good enough to frame) and of course artists’ materials, box sets for calligraphy, printmaking, writing, painting and drawing and more at The Art Shop.

Great gift ideas for all ages… for the difficult ones and the ones who are a pleasure to buy for.

Hope to see you…

 

 

 

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On Friday 16th September, the evening before the opening of the Abergavenny Food Festival, join us for a celebratory feast and wine tasting with our wine merchant, Ben Llewelyn, of Carte Blanche Wines.

£55 with a wine tasting paired to every course. For booking 01873 736430.

The arrival of Autumn is a clarion call to all true lovers of food to come together and enjoy one last gastronomic frenzy. This is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. With the Autumn harvest – vegetables, fruits and seeds from hedgerow and garden – we stock up our larder, foraging, pickling and preserving to prepare breakfasts, lunches, suppers and produce for our shop and café.

Our Chapel Kitchen will be open all festival weekend 17-18th Sept. See our kitchen page for sample menus.

 

chapel 19IMG_5462chapel 22chapel 23aWe are celebrating the Abergavenny Food & Drink Fair on Sunday 13th December…

Both our venues will be open all day 10am-4pm. At the Chapel you can buy our freshly made Christmas puddings (small and large), bottles of spiced clementines, preserves, mincemeat, ‘Peace Dates’ from Palestine, Raw Sugar Cane Syrup (great with porridge), Portuguese Christmas cake and lots more…

The Chapel Kitchen will be serving delicious food and drink all day.

In the Market Hall, for the Food & Drink Fair, there will be more than 85 producers selling their best selection of festive cheeses, meats, drinks and sweet treats, you will find plenty of Christmas gifts for the food lovers in your family.

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Hand-made crackers. Kits available – add your gift and embellish.

We are open on Sunday 8th December from 10am-4pm to celebrate the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair.

Stock up on all your Christmas foods – fresh and cured meats, cheeses and chocolates, cakes and desserts, wines, liqueurs and more… from over 90 producers.

Come and visit our festive display in the market hall. A table decked with hedgerow gathered berries, twigs and branches; gilded walnuts and leaves threaded with gold; unique hand-made crackers; delicious Christmas delights and exquisite ceramics by contemporary makers. Personalise your festivities…

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Small collection of Kinetic Creatures

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Parade of Puppets

This year as part of our Abergavenny Food Festival celebrations, we have invited artists, Matt and Amanda Caines to create something completely unique outside in front of our shop.

They are transforming their Pop -Up Stall into an extraordinary Theatre of events…

…Puppet making workshops for children and adults. All ingredients supplied for printmaking, drawing, collaging and embellishing. Just turn up and assemble your own magical puppet. With an exhibition of Matt and Amanda’s artwork, including small kinetic scrimshaw work, hand carved and engraved and larger puppet works (see images).

Don’t forget to come inside and enjoy our delicious spread!

 

Cornelia O’Donovan RCA – A Plate for Dandelion Flowers – pencil & gouache 59 x 42cm

Rachel Eardley –  Tunnocks Teacake – hand drawn ceramic plate

James Burnett-Stuart – Scalloped Big Bowl – earthenware

Come and enjoy our celebration, starting on Saturday 15th outside our shop in our pop-up painting studio with Kumar Saraff, who will be painting and drawing from a still-life table of delicious foods. Come and observe a Royal Academy Schools trained artist at work.

At 1pm there will be live music by Carmina, “a superb mix of jazz, folk and celtic crossover music – taking the audience on a bewitching journey full of melodic grace and inventiveness – a brilliant band superbly fronted by vocalist Pippa Marland and guitarist Rob King” (Jack McGouran, Guinness Jazz Festival).

Our Food Festival Exhibitions this year are…

A Theatre of Platesartist decorated vintage ceramics

A Dinner Set for an Imaginary Banquet – A small exhibition of works on paper by Cornelia O’Donovan RCA (see 1st image above)

Beautiful and Damned – photographs by Camilla Broadbent