Portmeirion and Dylan's Criccieth form partnership
Locally produced Italian style ice cream will be on the menu when Dylan's open in Criccieth next week, thanks to a partnership between the restaurant and Portmeirion.
Morannedd was designed and built in the 1950s by Portmeirion’s creator, architect Clough Williams-Ellis, and Dylan's will be offering the same unique gelato produced at the Italian village.
The Dylan's Criccieth dessert menu will feature a number of the Portmeirion Gelato which to date have only been available from Caffi'r Angel, located at the famous village.
A newly renovated vintage van nicknamed 'Bernie' parked outside the new restaurant over the summer months will also be selling the Portmeirion product, as well as other light refreshments for those wishing to make the most of the outside sea front space.
Dylan's head chef Neil Davies is currently working with Trystan Povey, Production Manager at Portmeirion to develop exclusive recipes, soon to be introduced at the Criccieth restaurant. These include ingredients such as Dylan’s famous butterscotch sauce; white chocolate, orange and cardamom; and strawberry, balsamic and black pepper.
Robin Hodgson, Director and Co-owner of Dylan's, said: "We are really excited about this collaboration with Portmeirion. As well as the old favourites, we're hoping to feature some of the more unusual best sellers such as Penderyn and vanilla, Anglesey sea salt and caramel, and of course our own unique creations.
"We always try to source our ingredients as locally as possible, and serving the delicious Portmeirion Gelato which come from less than ten miles down the road makes perfect sense.
"The fact that Morannedd was originally designed by Portmeirion architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis makes the partnership even more special."
Caffi'r Angel was established last year and serves a full range of Portmerion Gelato which is produced on site. With fat content of only 6%, the gelato is made from milk from Eifionnydd supplied by Hufenfa De Arfon, using fresh and regional ingredients to create the different flavours.
Robin Llywelyn, Managing Director of Portmeirion, said: "We are big supporters of the Dylan's concept and are looking forward to seeing them open at Criccieth.
"It is very exciting for us that Portmerion made gelato will soon be served down the coast on Criccieth beach.
"We are very pleased that the iconic Morannedd building has been given a new lease of life, and I'm sure that Sir Clough Williams-Ellis would be delighted to see how it has been restored.
"The gelato offering at Criccieth will maintain a living link between Portmeirion and Morannedd, and we look forward to continue working with the team at Dylan's."