If you were one of the many hundreds (actually, it was probably over a thousand) people who rolled up to this weekend’s Penarth Picnic then, chances are, you, like us, had a great time.
Station approach was closed for the weekend and the great effort by the organisers was rewarded with a lovely eveing Saturday and a beautiful warm spring day today. Blue sky was just what was needed to make the wekeend almost perfect.
The various traders reported brisk business: A chap from Old Cogan Hall Farm said, “We sold everything we had allocated for the weekend by halfway through Saturday!” I have to say, their blt roll was fantastic, and the pork roll with everything was a triumph.
The weekend had a great vibe and the music stage provided great sounds as a backdrop to an event that will, we’ve no doubt, pretty soon give the Cowbridge Food Festival a run for its money.
Sue Tasher, co-owner of The Pickled Pepper in Penarth, was buoyed by the attendance: “We’ve had a great Saturday. I was absolutely wiped out last night but, here we are, back again today and it’s fantastic. It’s been a lot of fun.”
Sue was working with Anaan George for the weekend and the team could just about keep up with demand. Next to Annan was award-winning chef, James Sommerin, and, by all accounts, his steak burger was “to die for”.
We finished off our visit with coffee and a Portuguese tart in the newly opened Ty Gwin wine bar. The menu, which is tapas style, looked tempting so we’ll definitely be paying a visit.
Lovely to see the Umpa Lumpa ladies there too selling their tasty sweets. You can find this fab shop in the gorgeous Windsor Arcade in the centre of Penarth.
Yes, this weekend’s Penarth Picnic was a great success. I think it’ll be bigger and better next year. there’s certainly an appetite for it.
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