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Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas Blogger Event at the Grape & Olive

Is it too early to start talking about Christmas? Of course not! One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the lovely food and drink, so you can imagine how much I was looking forward to sampling the brand new Christmas menu at the blogger and press event at the Grape & Olive in Swansea.

The restaurant is situated on the 28th floor of the Meridian Tower, which is the tallest building in Wales. I've been to the Grape & Olive a couple of times before (you can read my previous blog post here), but I'd never actually tried out their Christmas menu, so I had a feeling that this was going to be fun.



Upon arrival we were given a glass of bubbly and had the chance to mingle with other bloggers from South Wales. Everyone was really friendly and it was lovely to get to know each other better. We were each given copies of the Christmas celebration menus (Christmas Festive Menu, Christmas Day Menu, and the New Year's Eve Menu) to take a look at, and Gavin the General Manager welcomed us and explained the menu concept and told us a bit more about the Grape & Olive.

The starters were delicious, and my personal favourite was the deep fried camembert, which was really indulgent. I enjoyed trying the pheasant and cured pork terrine, and the fig and goats' cheese tart was also lovely.
The mains were gorgeous, and I loved tucking into the pastry parcel of the beef wellington, which was accompanied by crisp goose fat roasted potatoes and rich beef gravy. The roasted fillet of hake rarebit had a delicate flavour and was also very moreish.
The desserts were definitely the highlight for me; the mulled berry brulée was full of festive flavours, and the treacle tart with fresh raspberries and lemon curd and clotted cream ice cream was extremely sweet and scrumptious! I really enjoyed the mulled wine poached pear with mulled berries and clotted cream (it had cooled down by the time I tried it, but it was still delicious). However, the real winner for me was the chocolate and orange fondant with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce! This was rich, chocolate-orangey, and luscious 😍

The Grape & Olive is in a fantastic location, and the views over Swansea Bay and the city are spectacular. The food was absolutely gorgeous, and the general ambience was wonderful...so much so that I've booked a table for the girls and I to enjoy a festive get together in the run up to Christmas!

Thank you for reading! Angharad x

Grape & Olive
Meridian Quay
Maritime Quarter
Swansea, SA1 1JW 


Phone: 01792 462617
Website: Click here

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  1. This event looks like it was amazing, especially the food! It's crazy to think that Christmas is just around the corner!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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    1. It was a lovely event, Courtney. Christmas will be here before we know it :)

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  2. Love Grape & Olive - a shame I couldn't make the event, the desserts in particular sound scrumptious! :)

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    1. The desserts were definitely my favourite, Jamie :)

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  3. Oh wow sounds like you had an amazing time and gutted I couldn't make it - such a stunning location! That food looks so good!
    Laura x

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    1. We had a wonderful time, thank you Laura x

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  4. What a lovely blog event :) The location looks really lovely and the food is 100% up my street - check out the chocolate dessert, mmm!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. It was a lovely event and I'm really looking forward to going back, Gabrielle x

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  5. THIS IS MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT THIS POST MADE ME SO HAPPY!! Because I used to live in Swansea, oh my god the memories. Thank you so much for bringing a little taste of home c:

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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