Abergavenny Food Festival has now been acclaimed nationally but it was a first this weekend for Abergavenny Christmas Food Fair. It was feared that it would not be well supported due to the dire weather conditions but in fact it was a huge success with a very large attendance and a wide variety of stalls selling their mouth watering wares.
The venue was the Market Hall which had been transformed with striking floral mobiles. Stalls sold all manner of food and drink, both local and international. There was a Christmas Cookery Demonstration hourly and Karl Cheetham, Gliffaes Head Chef, gave a first class presentation creating a stunningly attractive Parfait out of left-over Christmas Pud! Karl has a natural bent for attracting an audience with his humour and ability. The demonstration was filmed for TV and he should come over well. Recipes and Gliffaes brochures were handed around so all in all it was a worthwhile event for us.