Chepstow Apple Day
Sunday, 28th October 2018 @ 11.30am – 4.30pm
The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow, NP16 5HJ
Download the entry form and rules for the cookery competition here: Cookery Competition Form
With autumn approaching and the apples ripening, plans are well under way for the tenth annual Chepstow Apple Day!
The organisers, Chepstow Town Council and Transition Chepstow, are pleased to announce that Anthony Barnes, Executive Chef at the Marriott St Pierre, has agreed to judge the Apple Cookery Competition. Mr Barnes, who describes himself as ‘born and bred in the Forest of Dean’, grew up in Woolaston and worked at the Beaufort Hotel in Chepstow before joining Marriott in 2000. The Apple Cookery Competition is one of the regular highlights of the day. Dishes can be sweet or savoury and attract prizes of up to £50. Mr Barnes described what he will be looking for:
“First of all, I’ll be looking for presentation: first impressions really do count! Next, flavour. The dish must have depth of flavour but still have the star of the show shining through. Thirdly, I’ll be looking for a dish that tells a story – something that sets it apart from the rest.”
In addition to the cookery competition, there will be apples, pears, cider and juices on sale, a range of entertainment and activities for adults and children alike, and light lunches and refreshments. Bring along your apples to press for juice or cider and enjoy outdoor activities at one of the nearby Community Orchards. If you have a mystery apple tree in your garden, help is at hand – apple experts from the Marcher Apple Network will be on hand to identify them. Don’t forget to put aside three apples, ideally with leaves.
This will be the first Apple Day since Chepstow achieved Plastic Free status in June this year, and the event will use no single-use plastic.
Monmouthshire County Council recycling team will be there to answer any questions about waste and recycling.