Oct 23

I don’t seem to get into Cardiff too often these days, so it was great to get an invitation to Steak of the Art, that interesting combination of restaurant and art gallery on Churchill Way. Since the restaurant opened in February 2015 it has seen some stiff competition from other city centre openings so I […]

Aug 29

Forget about the Roast Beef – look to the sea for a great Sunday Lunch in Cardiff. Sunday Lunch at Fish At 85. Back in my early days of Twitter I’d fire up the software and scroll back through my timeline to catch up on what had happened that day.  Of course, then, Twitter was […]

Aug 29

Plant based fine dining with Milgi at Street Food Circus I was fortunate enough to get an invite to the preview of the Milgi pop-up restaurant at the launch of this year’s Street Food Circus at Sophia Gardens. Now I’m a pretty committed carnivore but I’d never managed to get to the Street Food Circus […]

Jun 2

Press Release Having judged more than 100,000 entries from across the globe in the UK and Ireland over the past 22 years, Great Taste is now set to head overseas for the first time, launching Great Taste Portugal in association with ConsumerChoice – Centro de Avaliação da Satisfação do Consumidor, an organisation that champions Portuguese […]

Jan 1

Happy New Year As we caper merrily into 2016 it seems obligatory to write a short retrospective on the year we leave behind.  2015 was a year which saw reduced input into Corpulent Capers for a number of different reasons. The year started with Babette appearing on Radio Wales on the Jamie Owen Show, continued […]

Oct 30

In the first of a series of guest posts, award-winning chef James Sommerin gives us some Autumnal ideas for root vegetables and provides a great recipe for all the pumpkins that are available this time of year. As the chill starts to creep into the air and the leaves turn a burnished orange my thoughts […]

Mar 30

A new Slow Food UK group has started in Wales: Slow Food South East Wales / y De-ddwyrain. This is the fifth group to open in Wales, with the others being in Llangollen, Dyfi Valley, Carmarthenshire and Anglesey (Dros-y-Fenai). People in South East Wales will now have an opportunity to participate in a wide range […]

Feb 23

This year Fairtrade Fortnight runs from the 23rd February to the 8th March 2015 and we are celebrating the impact of Fairtrade by turning the spotlight on the producers who grow the products we love. Take for example, farmer-owned Fair Trade nut company, Liberation Foods who source all their nuts from co-operatives of small-scale growers […]

Feb 9
Alma de Cuba Coffee Review
posted by: Gomez in Front Page, Products on 02 9th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Over the years I’ve sampled many different coffees and visitors to Corpulent Towers have come to expect a decent cup to be served.  So much so that they only ever comment when what they get doesn’t live up the normal standards. So it was interesting when a cup of Alma De Cuba, prompted a fellow […]

Feb 1
Zest Revisited
posted by: Gomez in Restaurant Reviews on 02 1st, 2015 | | No Comments »

The last time we wrote about Zest they had just partnered with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage as part of a pilot programme to introduce a local, seasonal menu. We were pleased to be invited back recently and given the opportunity to discuss the experience with Executive Chef, Anthony Barnes. For those who are not […]

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