Rhug Organic PGI Welsh Lamb was served recently at the British Embassy in Dubai at an event to showcase Welsh food and drink. The guests enjoyed poached and roasted saddle of Rhug Organic Welsh lamb, whipped pine nuts and salsa, for their main course.

Held at the Consul General’s Residence at the British Embassy Dubai, the Welsh Government event was hosted by Her Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Simon Penney, and the Welsh Government’s envoy to the UAE, Paul Gyles.

Sixteen guests were invited to the event on Tuesday, 28 September, including senior members of retailer or distributor companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event signalled the start of the Taste Wales celebrations which take place next month.

Welsh Government Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, said, “Rhug farm’s PGI Welsh Lamb is amongst the very best. I am very proud of the fantastic, sustainable produce which is made here in Wales and enjoyed across the world.”

The Rhug brand can be found on some of the most important menus in the world and it strongly represents the quality of lamb from Wales.

Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate, said, “It is a great honour to be asked to supply our top-quality organic Rhug Welsh lamb for this special occasion. We have a great relationship with our customers in UAE and relish the opportunity to celebrate the successful business links between our two countries.

Rhug Estate Organic Farm, located in Denbighshire, is proud to be PGI Welsh Lamb compliant. Rhug is well represented in the UAE by Classic Fine Foods and its name has been found on menus such as the Burj al Arab, Emirates Palace, Atlantis and Atmosphere as well as Palaces and private yachts belonging to the ruling elite.

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