Festival No. 6 which takes place in Portmeirion, Wales from Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th September 2017. has announced its 'festival of feasting' Dinner at Clough’s with a line-up of top chefs.
Revamped this year, it moves to the main dining room of Hotel Portmeirion, seating tables of any size, and with a rolling service each day from 1pm to 9pm.
Friday is Thai food from East London's Som Saa for £49 per-person, on Saturday it's Aiden Byrne with some of his most renowned dishes from his career for £69 per-person, and on Sunday there's Paul Ainsworth's fusion of the world with Cornish, again at £69 per-person. Scroll down the page for the full menu details and how to book.
The festival of course keeps it's Street Food Village serving the more-normal festival foods from around the world.
Music this year comes from headliners of Bloc Party, Mogwai, & The Flaming Lips, with Cinematic Orchestra, Wild Beasts, Rag n Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Kate Tempest, Arab Strap, The Cribs, Public Service Broadcasting, James Vincent McMorrow, and many more, with many more still to be announced. For the details so far please see the line-up page.
Festival goers can also expect pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, comedy performances, pop up woodland raves, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more. The acts will perform across the entire site, from the town hall to the Colonnade gardens, to the Estuary Stage and the promenade along the river, against a back drop of neo-classical architecture, and the sandy beaches of the estuary.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Adult Weekend - Camping: £205 + £10 BF
Adult Weekend - No Camping: £195 + £10 BF
Youth Weekend - Camping: £140 + £6.50 BF
Youth Weekend - No Camping: £130 + 6.50 BF
Adult Weekend - Camping: £190 + £10 BF
Adult Weekend - No Camping: £180 + £10 BF
Youth Weekend - Camping: £130 + £6.50 BF
Youth Weekend - No Camping: £120 + 6.50 BF
The festival is famed for it's quirky setting - the location for the cult 60's TV series The Prisoner, hence the name being a reference to the show. Portmeirion was constructed between 1925 and 1975 by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and the village is a bizarre and elaborate interpretation of a Mediterranean villa.
Bands, DJs, musicians and string ensembles will be performing across the entire site, from the historic town hall to the Colonnade gardens to the picturesque Bay Stage and the promenade along the sandy beached estuary of the River Dwyryd.
Festival goers can expect comedy, poetry, pop up-theatre, intimate readings, film screenings, woodland trails, art installations, pop up woodland raves, lectures and discussions, unique collaborations, the voices of a male voice choir, processions, The Prisoner reconstructions, and more.
SOM SAA - FRIDAY (£49 per person):
Snacks and Small Plates
'Miang chomphu' - rose apple with Prick Ki Nuchilli, young ginger and a peanut, palm sugar and smoked fish caramel
'Mu dad deaw' - Thai pork jerky marinated with whiskey and coriander seed, chili vinegar sauce
Single Plate Dishes
Yum khao thort - fermented pork and red curry rice cake salad, with ginger thai herbs and roasted rice
Main Course (served family style)
'Ngop pla' - grilled banana leaf parcels of brill, red curry, young coconut and 'Bai yor' leaf
'Sup hang wua' - Muslim style oxtail soup with Thai cardamom and crispy shallots
'Yum dtakrai' - lemongrass pork and poached prawn salad with sour leaves and cashew nuts
'Jan nahm prik gung hang' soft cooked eggs with dried prawn and dried chilli relish, pickled morning glory and thai herbs
'Som chun' - Kaffir lime, fresh lychees and green mango in an iced ginger syrup
AIDEN BYRNE - SATURDAY (£69 per person):
Caramelized onion sour dough served with roasted chicken butter
Caramelized onion sour dough served with roasted onion butter (v)
Roasted hand-dived scallop with white chocolate and truffle risotto
Roasted palm heart with white chocolate and truffle risotto (v)
Chilled beetroot gazpacho, avocado sorbet, and vodka jelly (v)
Braised beef cheek, Secretto ham, choucroute and sweet miso Hollandaise
Braised leek, smoked goats cheese, pink for apple potatoes and watercress (v)
Crème brûlée, pressed apple terrine, blackberries, bramble ice-cream
PAUL AINSWORTH – SUNDAY (£69 per person):
Daily bread, two butters, smoked cods roe, pork crackling
BBQ Mackerel (influences of japan), kimchi style cabbage, katsobushi mayonnaise
Roast heritage tomato soup – ratatouilee - basil oil (v)
Steamed lamb pudding ~ seaweed butter charlotte potatoes ~ crisp Porthilly oyster
Shallot tart tatin – ewe’s milk curd – watercress (v)
Chocolate (Michel Cluizel 100%), puff pastry slice, passion fruit curd, vanilla Chantilly
For more information or to book please see www.festivalnumber6.com/foodanddrink
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