Monday, 14 December 2015

Arbennig Emporium - Preview

Next month the restaurant Arbenning in Pontcanna opens Arbennig Emporium right next door to it in the site of the now defunct Fat Pig Deli. 

Speaking to John and Ceri Cook who run Arbennig about what the plan is for the new venture they say, " the aim is to create a relaxed and friendly environment customers can enjoy a light bite with friends or simply some coffee and a slice of freshly baked cake". Also on offer will be a selection of seasonal soups and freshly baked focaccia sandwiches with a variety of fillings and styles. John who is the head chef at Arbennig says "the ethos of the emporium will match that of the restaurant. Sourcing quality ingredients and whenever possible ensuring they are local".

Ham Hock Scotch Egg is an example of what will be on the menu

Snowdonia Cheese scones to be served along side their soups

Arbennig Emporium also aims to be the first port of call for foodies looking for specialist cooking ingredients, so people can recreate the restaurant experience in their own kitchens.
That's not all, they plan to serve breakfast, provide a take away service of gourmet meals and if you are too lazy to leave the house then a delivery service will also be on offer through Deliveroo.

Take away Duck Confit!

Things have been in overdrive for the last few weeks as preparation for their opening is well under way with a launch date of the 12th of January 2016. For more information, menus and hours of business checkout their website or follow on Twitter @ArbennigE or like on Facebook
I for one am really looking forward to seeing what exactly will be on offer and think it will be an excellent addition to the area and Cardiff's independent food scene. I also plan to be the first in the queue when they open! 

Work in progress

Arbennig Emporium
Due to open the 12th of January 2016
Address: 4 Romily Cresent, Pontcanna, CF11 9NR 

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