FOOD FESTIVAL’S MONSTER DAY
Thousands flock to town for fifth year of growing event:
A HUGE sea creature arrived on a North Wales beach on Sunday.
And the 20-foot-long Cragen Sea Monster, built entirely of plastic found in our oceans, brought an important message with it.
It made an appearance at the Beaumaris Food Festival, where it was used to highlight concerns about the harm plastic is having on our marine life.
Thousands of foodies descended on the seaside town to enjoy the annual festival, now in its fifth year. The event showcases local, national and international producers against the backdrop of the 13th century historic castle.
Many of the food exhibitors also used biodegradable plates and wooden forks and spoons, reducing the use of single-use plastics.
The extravaganza was bigger than ever this year, with more than 100 stands dotted around the town green, including chef demonstrations, food exhibitors, arts and crafts, a discovery tent, performances and more. In celebration of Wales’s Year of the Sea, many of the exhibitors and stallholders were serving fresh seafood, including Menai Mussels, Môn Crab, oysters and lobsters alongside a whole host of fresh artisan products. Anglesey Hog Roasts were back and dished up their popular seafood chowder served in an entire small cottage loaf.
A range of live music played from the bandstand on both days to entertain the crowds. Great chefs lined up for today including Jason Hughes of award-winning Chateau Rhianfa (restaurant of the year 2017 & gastronomic European hotel of the year 2018).
Jason is classically trained and worked under Gordon Ramsay for five years at 3-Michelin star restaurant Hospital Road.