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Dirt Pop Up at Crwst

On the 4th of April 2019, Crwst was taken over by Dirt Popup for one special culinary night.

Dirt is the creation of well regarded Cardiff chef and former chef-patron of Arbennig, John Cook, and it was amazing welcoming him to Cardigan.

The theme for this series of Dirt suppers was a seasonal 6 course vegetarian feast, with the ethos of ‘seed to supper’.  The takeover meant that Crwst staff could enjoy a meal in their own restaurant for one night without getting involved in an ounce of cooking or cleaning!

Here’s what Osian had to say about the night;

‘After following John Cook and the Dirt team on social media for some time, we were eager to them down to Cardigan for a pop up. Until now, all their previous pop ups were done in Cardiff, so it was a privilege to host their first pop up outside the city. The food was all vegetarian and delicious. Simple, but very clever. They’ll be back!’ 

We kicked off with two pieces of delicious focaccia, accompanied by a fresh wild garlic pesto and creamy warm potato sauce which added an element of luxury to the dish.

Next up was a tangy and light combination of beetroot and buttermilk which rested on a bed of crunchy gem lettuce leaves, with toasted seeds.

Thirdly on the list was the tender and sweet bite of roasted onions, which were served on a slice of toasted sourdough topped with a moorish cheese sauce.

Following the onions was an asian inspired, spicy combination of charred spring greens and whey roasted carrot, topped with a curry sauce and yoghurt.

Crwst made an appearance on the fifth course! On top of a velvety buttermilk custard sat our homemade doughnut with zesty lemon curd and tart raspberry.

To finish off was Dirt’s signature carrot dish. A combo of white choc and strawberry and dark choc truffle, sitting on a bed of edible chocolate soil – a superb end to the night!

By |2019-05-10T15:16:48+00:00May 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crwst comes out on top in British Rural Business Awards

After winning the ‘Best Rural Start Up’ in Wales and Northern Ireland, Crwst went on to represent the category at the Amazon Rural Business Awards  2018/19.

The Rural Business Awards were established in 2014, with the aim to give recognition to businesses operating across the Rural sector as well as celebrating the achievements of rural business. Categories range from engineering, to food producers and professional services organisations.

The 2018/19 awards were held in the Chateau Impney, Worcestershire.  In their category, Crwst were up against Westmorland Homecare, Meg Hawkins Art, Poppy’s Picnic, Made for Drink and Yagro.

Osian and Catrin, owners of Crwst attended the awards and were proud to pick up the award  for ‘Best Rural Start Up’, and delighted to be national recognition for all their hard work and dedication over past 12 months. Here’s what the Rural Business Awards had to say about Crwst:

‘The bakery, deli and restaurant, located in the Welsh town of Cardigan really impressed the judges with their passion for great local produce and their ambition of putting their small town on the “foodie” map! The judges commented on the business’s excellent use of marketing and digital tools, which is having a a real impact on the town, drawing customers from far and wide’

Crwst is celebrating one year in business this April, and would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support. Diolch yn fawr!

By |2019-03-29T14:29:34+00:00March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sam to represent the UK in the ‘Skills Olympics’

Former Pembrokeshire College student and talented Crwst chef, Sam Everton, has been chosen to represent the UK at the 2019 WorldSkills.

WorldSkills is the world championship of vocational skills. Think the olympics, but with categories for Bricklaying, Cabinet Making, Car Painting, Carpentry, Construction Metal Work, Electronics, Beauty Therapy and many more.

Sam, 20, from Cilgerran has been battling for this number one place for nearly two years, competing in numerous rounds against other young talented chefs from all over the UK.

After a lengthy selection process,  Sam won the right to represent the UK in the Cooking category.

He will join 31 other members of the WorldSkillsUK team, who will be travelling in August to Kazan, Russia where the 2019 WorldSkills are held.  The UK team will battle it out against counterparts from more than 60 countries.

Although hard work,  Sam is extremely proud of his achievements, he said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to be representing the UK at the WorldSkills. It’s been a tough process, but I’ve enjoyed every moment and can’t wait to compete out in Russia’

Everyone at Crwst are extremely proud of Sam, who has worked tirelessly for weeks, months and years to gain this fantastic achievement.   

We’d like to wish him the best of luck when he travels to Russia in August! Pob lwc Sam!

By |2019-03-29T14:12:55+00:00March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St Valentine’s Night

For Valentine’s day this year we decided to create something special for the evening – a night inspired by our recent trip to Paris!

A traditional L’entrecôte restaurant caught our eye when we stumbled across a long queue of people outside their door.  ‘This must be good!’ we thought to ourselves, so decided to join the back of the queue. There was no menu, no prices, and you were simply sat on a sharing table and served steak and fries with a sauce that’s a secret recipe to this day.  And WAW we weren’t disappointed! What an amazing evening of food and socialising. 

So for Valentine’s 2019 we decided to do a take on L’entrecôte with Welsh Black sirloin steak sourced by Tom Samways butcher. But first, as served in L’entracôte, was our complimentary salad dressed with a French dressing, crumbled Perl Las cheese, walnuts and fresh bara Crwst.

We loved this night, and we hope our customers did too!

By |2019-02-15T16:29:22+00:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crwst Vegan Burger Night

On the 1st of February 2019, we held our first ever vegan event – a burger night to celebrate Veganuary!

We’ve been wanting to host a vegan night since opening, but with Veganuary being such a celebrated month these days, we couldn’t think of a better time.

Vegan food is becoming more popular by the day, so we took time before deciding what sort of food to base the evening on. We wanted to create a short menu that could be enjoyed by vegan’s, while also serving as an introduction for people who don’t eat or haven’t tried vegan food.

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good burger? We do, and so do a lot of our customers, so it was agreed that a ‘Vegan Burger Night’ was the right way to go!

Osian created 3 vegan burgers, where all the patty’s were made from scratch, including fillings such as homemade vegan cheese and carrot bhaji. Also crated was two vegan puddings, a ‘Millionnaire Mess’ and ‘Pineapple + Coconut’.

The night was a huge success, and we’d like to thank everyone for coming out and experiencing our first vegan night! Possibly the first of many!

By |2019-02-12T13:23:15+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noson Nadolig Crwst Festive Night

Croeso i Noson Nadolig cyntaf Crwst! Dewch i ymuno â ni ar nos Sul, 23ain o Ragfyr am noson Nadoligaidd! Pa ffordd well o dreulio nos Sul na chael hwyl gyda ffrindiau a theulu yn Crwst. Bydd y ‘mulled wine’ yn llifo, goleuadau Nadolig yn ‘twinclo’ a cherddoriaeth yn chwarae … Bydd hefyd ychydig o stondinau crefft a chynhyrchwyr lleol am siopa Nadolig munud olaf! Noson berffaith i’ch rhoi yn hwyliau’r ŵyl gyda digon o fwyd i’w mwynhau.

Drysau’n agor am 4yh, gorffeniad bwyd am 7:30yh a byddwn yn cau am 8yh!

Welcome to Crwst’s first Christmas Night! Come and join us on Sunday evening, 23rd of December for a night of festivities! What better way to spend a Sunday evening than getting merry with friends & family at Crwst! The mulled wine will be flowing, Christmas lights twinkling and music playing… You will also find a few craft and local producer stalls for some last-minute Christmas shopping!  A perfect evening to get you in the festive mood with plenty of grub to enjoy.

Doors open at 4pm, food finish at 7:30pm and we close at 8pm!

By |2019-02-12T12:35:26+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gig Einir Dafydd a Ail Symudiad!

Roedd ail gig Crwst yn un arbennig iawn. Gydag Osian o gefndir cerddorol, cawsom noson Nadoligaidd o gerddoriaeth Gymreig a gynhaliwyd gan ei deulu! I gychwyn y noson oedd cyfnither Osian, Einir Dafydd, a’i set hyfryd unigol. Act pennawd y noson oedd band tad ac wncwl Osian, sef Ail Symudiad! Wrth ddathlu 40 mlynedd yn 2018, dyma oedd eu gig olaf y flwyddyn! Ac aethant allan gyda bang.

Diolch i bawb a ymunodd â ni am y noson arbennig hon. Rydym eisoes wedi cael pobl yn gofyn i gynnal gig tebyg Nadolig nesaf, felly cadwch lygad mas am fwy o wybodaeth!

By |2019-02-12T11:56:14+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emily Barker at Crwst!

Crwst cannot wait to welcome Emily Barker to Cardigan on the 14th of October!

This will be our first live music night at Crwst! We are so excited to announce that Emily Barker, accompanied by Lukas Drinkwater, will be headlining the night, with support from local singer songwriters Lowri Evans and Lee Mason. After returning from the US, we’re lucky to catch Emily just before she heads off to Ireland as part of her tour. We only have a limited number of tickets available so make sure you grab yours quick!

www.emilybarker.com

www.lukasdrinkwater.com

www.lowriandlee.com

Doors open at 6.00. Food served 6.00 – 7.30. Seating on a first come, first served basis.

By |2018-09-05T15:31:27+00:00August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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