Because I have friends in high place (cough, WGP, cough) the girls and me were lucky enough to attend the launch of a brand spanking new Cardiff estaurant: Pitch Bar and Eatery. Located on one of Cardiff's busiest and most popular streets it beckons you in with a beautiful interior and the promise of locally sourced goodness.
Pitch say they are "Fiercely independent, priding ourself on simple, honest, modern Welsh food. Obsessively, we seek the best, most mouth-watering ingredients we can find locally from farmers, growers, makers and markets, fusing them together to create innovative flavours and vibrant, sumptuous dishes; putting our passion for your palate on a plate." So of course I was excited to be attending. The girls and I put our best shoes on and off we went.
Welcomed with at the door with big smiles and a lovely Hendricks gin and cucumber, the night was off to a good start. We were treated to sample boards of some of Pitch's signature dishes. The standouts included the glazed belly pork, pea soup, Welsh Rarebit (of course), lamb and veggie bean burgers. I'm still dreaming (and drooling) about the belly pork and bean burger. The pork was served with some warm apple sauce and the lamb came with some tasty balsamic oil. The bean burger was beyond tasty, I mean who doesn't love mini burgers? I'm not normally a fan of pea soup but the flavours were extremely delicious and fresh, top marks for presentation as well it's not every day you do a shot of pea soup.
Even though we only had little tasters it really did the job in putting across the values of Pitch and how tasty their food. We definitely had more than one of each taster... sorry not sorry.
Thank you for having us Pitch, we're already planning a visit back, who can say no to gin and food? If you too want to give Pitch a shot book in advance or you'll be disappointed!