With Wrexham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid gathering pace, a group of local independent restauranteurs have combined to stage an evening celebrating the areas local culinary talent.
Taking place on 25th April at Iâl restaurant – part of the new multi-million-pound development at Wrexham’s Coleg Cambria site which opened last year – five local chefs will devise a six-course tasting menu using some of the best local produce from within Wrexham County.
Working alongside the chefs will be catering students from Ial restaurant at Coleg Cambria itself, who will also prepare one of the courses under the watchful eye of leading award-winning chefs such as Grant Mulholland from the Hand at Llanarmon.
Having been awarded a £1,000 grant as part of the Wrexham 2025 bid, the funding will allow those restaurants taking part to cover some costs, whilst also using any profits from the ticket sales to donate to Hospitality Action – a national charity which strives to help current or former hospitality staff deal with many things ranging from mental health issues through to new skills training.
Along with Iâl and the Hand at Llanarmon, dishes will also be available as part of the six-course set-menu from the Bank Wine Bar & Bistro, the Fat Boar, the Hideout in Rossett and one other independent restaurant to be announced shortly.
With just over a month to go before the event, organiser Alex Jones from the Bank Wine Bar & Bistro said;
“We’ve known that Wrexham County’s dining scene has really gained interest in recent years and we have some fantastic talent working in our kitchens and superb local produce on our doorstep, both of which this evening will look to celebrate! The last two years has been incredibly tough for everyone in hospitality, however thanks to support from the Wrexham 2025 team, we’ve been able to access this funding to stage what will be a real celebration of Wrexham’s dining scene and hopefully set everybody in this industry up for a strong year ahead.”
Tickets for the ‘flavours of Wrexham’ evening are now on-sale priced at £25pp (or £40pp with matching wine flight) and are available at; https://flavoursofwrexham.eventbrite.co.uk