Producer Focus – Maggie’s Exotic Foods

A mixture of Wales, the Caribbean, India and a few more added for good measure! Maggie’s Exotic Foods is, of course, the creation of the delightful Maggie who has been influenced by global cultures and tastes and who is now based in the most beautiful Snowdonia countryside.

Maggie is passionate about local produce and of course taste and together these passions produce some of the most unforgettable and unexpected food to be found in North Wales. As far as is possible, her ingredients are sourced locally, mainly in the county of Gwynedd and the sauces and food that she produces are true testimonials to her love of flavour.

When Maggie takes part in the Movable Feast then you can guarantee the queues stretch far in front of her stand as Feast goers are always more than keen to enjoy both her food and her company – did we mention that Maggie has a personality almost as big as her flavours?

Also available are her range of sauces and chutneys which you will find on sale at the Movable Feast but also on on line at http://www.maggies-exotic-foods.com/shop-online/

Maggie and her food are an experience not to be missed!

Producer Focus – Baravelli’s Award Winning Chocolate

Baravelli’s chocolate just makes you smile. Always. This is something way out of the ordinary and is arguably some the most delicious chocolate that you’ll find anywhere and certainly in North Wales.

Baravelli's Chocolate North WalesLovingly hand made and crafted by Emma Baravelli at the home of Baravelli’s in Conwy, the Baravelli brand has won over 40 prestigious food awards with the most recent being 5 Academy of Chocolate awards in the 2018 judging.

Emma comes from a fashion and design background and her husband and business partner Mark Baravelli brings an engineering and business background to the company. Together they have created #BaravelliMagic at their shop which is nestled in the castle walls in Conwy.

Baravelli’s Conwy

And this is not your average chocolate shop. Emma’s design background is evident from first glance at the window where you’ll find amazing chocolate sculptures and centrepieces on display. Walk in and you’ll discover a magical chocolate land filled with chocolate bars, filled chocolates, Chocstix and so much more. Discuss process and ingredients with Mark and you’ll soon discover why the pair have won such critical acclaim.

Baravelli’s were Wales first ‘Bean to Bar’ chocolate producers and still remain one of only a handful in the UK. Sourcing the best cocoa beans, importing them and turning the raw ingredient into their chocolate speaks volumes about their passion for chocolate and for their business.

And they are also passionate about North Wales and in taking our region and it’s vibrant food and drink community out to the world. Being part of The Movable Feast means that they are able to showcase their chocolate and North Wales, for them it’s a winning combination.Baravelli's Chocolate North Wales

Member Focus – Amore Pizza

Our producer focus this week is on Pizza and  more importantly Amore Pizza. Established in 2011 by Wendy Rowland, Wendy is more than enthusiastic about all things pizza and very keen to use the fabulous local ingredients found in North Wales.

Having worked in the food and drink industry for a number of years, Wendy is keen on promoting great food and passionate about the pizza she produces. Using only the highest quality ingredients, the traditional stone-baked pizza is delicious and features some of our favourite flavours including a traditional Neopolitan. Her years of pizza experience can be tasted at several of The Movable Feast events this summer.

Throughout her career Wendy has been lucky enough to meet with some amazing celebrity chefs including Simon Rimmer and her love of great food and ingredients can be seen in every pizza that she produces.

Wendy and her mobile pizza van are also available for weddings, parties and corporate events and the smell of freshly baking pizza is guaranteed to make you and your guests hungry. Food trucks are an increasingly popular way to feed guests at events and a number of our Movable Feast producers have food and drink trucks that you’ll see in and around North Wales.

Amore Pizza have some great reviews from very satisfied clients, check out their Facebook Review page. Delicious, fantastic, value for money are just some of the things that people are saying – all tribute to Wendy’s hard work and dedication to her pizza craft.

 

 

Member Focus – Espresso Eccellente Mobile Barista North Wales

Espresso Eccellente Food Festival North Wales The ethos of The Movable Feast is to bring together local suppliers and businesses to showcase the very best of the vibrant North Wales food and drink community.

For our first Member Focus we would like to introduce you to Espresso Eccellente and its owner Mark Milne. Offering some of the finest coffee, tea and hot chocolate (alongside delicious artisan brownies and flapjacks), Mark is passionate about the quality and taste of his coffee and the only way to sample the luscious brew is to track down the next location of the Espresso Eccellente – it’s mobile only and can be found at many of the key food and drink festivals across North Wales and Cheshire.

Mark and his coffee are the result of a life long passion. Having grown up just over the Welsh border in Liverpool he has travelled throughout many of the coffee capitals of the world seeking the holy grail of the perfect cup of coffee.  Mark brings a wealth of coffee experience to North Wales along with his special brand of coffee magic. His passion and knowledge have resulted in a simply delicious product, perfectly served from a gleaming chrome machine which is set at the heart of Mark’s coffee empire. And of course a little something sweet to accompany your delicious hot drink.

Espresso Eccellente North Wales Mobile BaristaEspresso Eccellente is also all about the service delivery. Mark is known for his smile, a kind word and for always going the extra mile to ensure that customers and fellow traders enjoy his hot drinks. Check out the reviews on his Facebook Page and you’ll see what his customers are saying. His passion for North Wales, his business and of course his coffee shine through and you can come and sample his hot drinks at the next Movable Feast in Llangefni on Friday 11th May.

 

Espresso Eccelente North WalesThe Movable Feast is presented by The North West Wales Food Producer Group and is a series of 12 events throughout the summer of 2018 featuring the vibrant food and drink communities of North Wales. Each event features not only the food and drink but showcases local craft and artists, children’s activities and a programme of live music – a great event for all ages. Why not follow us on Facebook or Instagram for all the latest news and updates on what’s happening at each Feast.

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Movable Feast is in town.  

 

The First Movable Feast Llandudno – What an Amazing Day

The first Movable Feast came to Llandudno on the 28th April 2018. This amazing North Wales Food Festival featured food producers from across North and West Wales, Craft Stalls, Pom Pom Workshops, circus entertainers and a great line up of live music on the Feast Stage throughout the day.

We dined on the very best that North Wales has to offer and sampled local beers, wine, cider and gin. Whether you fancied Pizza, a sausage sandwich or just a taste of amazing home made fudge then you found it at the Feast.

There really was an activity for everyone, including an inflatable assault course, face painting and pilates workshops.  The sun shone and we celebrated late into the night with some spectacular musical performances.