Update: Boast Your Roast has tweeted “sad news, we’ve had to pull out of Hay festival….but we’ll be back with this amazing combo soon…”
There will be a new ‘pop up’ restaurant launching at the Hay Festival. ‘Boast Your Roast’ will serve up locally sourced food in a bespoke tent with 100 covers in the Pennard Orchard campsite which is a 5 minute walk from the festival site.
It promises to be an upmarket affair with the kitchen run by 2010 Masterchef finalist Matt Edwards (St. John, Hix) along with Christine Veronez (Cellar de Can Roca/Roca Brothers, Barcelona). The Maitre’D will be Elizabeth Tomes of Vinopolis.
Lunchtime fare will include a charcuterie board of locally smoked meats and pints of prawns served with aioli. The main event will take place in the evenings with spit roast suckling pig, Welsh salt marsh lamb, Herefordshire beef and original seasonal vegetarian options on the menu.
Wow, is sounds great! I like to think of Hay as an eating and drinking festival as much as it is a literary one. We need to keep stoked up to process all this lovely culture!
Sounds fantastic. Do venture further afield too – so many great places to eat around:
The Stagg Inn, Titley – http://www.thestagg.co.uk
Come and visit the ‘Pottering around Hay’ off site ceramics exhibition http://www.discoedceramics.wordpress.com if you go in that direction http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/onsite-extras-off.aspx?skinid=2%23Exhibition#Exhibition
The Harp Inn, New Radnor http://www.harpinnradnor.co.uk
Cooks Kitchen, Pembridge http://www.acookskitchen.co.uk
Lunch time only:
Workhouse Gallery Cafe, Presteigne http://www.theworkhousegallery.co.uk
Green Cafe, Ludlow down by Dinham Bridge
It’s breaking my heart that I won’t be able to make it this year, especially with the food looking so good.