Guernsey will be welcoming two cruise liners, the ‘Brilliance of the Seas’ and the ‘Azmara Journey’ into St Peter Port on Sunday 28 July, which is the dame date as the next ‘Eat Drink & Be Local’ Seafront Sunday … and what a feast of local food and drink producers awaits plus the attractions of the artisan craft stall holders and live music.
Guernsey has long been intrinsically linked with apple growing and has an accomplished cider heritage – a heritage that continues with the award winning Rocquette Cider that is locally produced and distributed and sold across Guernsey and Jersey.
Nestled in the Fauxquets Valley in the heart of Guernsey countryside and with distant views of the English Channel, the Meller family farm has become established as the home of Rocquette Cider with over 5,000 apple trees in the 25 acres of orchards. As James Meller, Director of Rocquette Cider says “Our modern orchards enjoy the temperate climate, fresh Atlantic breezes and sun-filled days that combine together to make exceptional cider making conditions.”
You can’t miss James and Rocquette Cider at Eat Drink & Be Local and their “Flying Donkey” cider bar that will be located on the Crown Pier, St Peter on Sunday 28July 2019. To learn more about this very successful Guernsey drinks producer, visit www.rocquettecider.comor find and follow them on Facebook.
Eat, Drink & Be Local enthusiasts are in for a musical treat when local folk & rock band, Clameur de Haro take to the stage on Crown Pier.
Describing their genre as “Bluegrassy Rocky Stuff”, this hugely popular local six piece band has quickly established itself an avid and loyal following. Don’t miss the very best in Redneck covers and originals that are guaranteed to rock any hootenanny or hoedown.
Wallow is the Channel Islands’ only artisan charcuterie producer.
Owned by the the unstoppable and energetic Mark Terry, Wallow breeds and rears their own pigs and then butcher and cure all their charcuterie themselves. Wallow specialises in small batch, lovingly produced, local and tasty produce that provides a truly unique ‘farm to table’ culinary experience. “Our passion for ethical, local produce with provenance is absolutely key to what Wallow stands for” says Mark. “We are adamant that whatever we produce on our farm has to be created with respect to both the land and the livestock – just like our Guernsey ancestors did for generations.” Visit www.wallow.gg, or find Wallow on Facebook to discover more about how Mark, a former professional sailor, and his family have turned their dreams into a reality.
Come and enjoy a refreshing glass of Rocquette Cider and sample delicious Wallow Charcuterie whilst listening to the unmissable sounds of Clameur de Haro – all at Eat Drink & Be Local on Sunday 28 July 2019 on Crown Pier.
Photographs courtesy of Rocquettes Cider and Wallow