Bath is just packed with independent cafes, award-winning restaurants, innovative cocktail bars and skilled bakers. It’s often quite hard to choose where to go out to eat when it comes to the evening because there are so many great options. So, considering how choc-a-block Bath is with talented chefs, we’re thoroughly looking forward to the upcoming Great Bath Feast.
From Saturday the 1st of October to the 9th of October The Great Bath Feast will be giving visitors and locals “the chance to taste new flavours, explore new skills and enjoy new culinary experiences. From independent restaurants, pubs and cafes to local food producers, Bath’s businesses will come together to create a week of gastronomic delights.”
Having seen the programme, we wholeheartedly agree. These are a few of our favourite Great Bath Feast events.
On October 1st a Japanese Sake tasting evening (in case it’s not something you’ve heard of before; Sake = rice wine) called ‘Flavours of Japan’ will start the feast with style at the Holburne Museum – so nice and near Dukes! A range of sweet, sparkling and aged Sakes will be showcased and Yo! Sushi will be provided delicious bites to go alongside.
From October 1st to October 7th the Pump Room will be taking part in National Champagne Week, so a special champagne bar and terrace will be open offering a range of Champagnes from Lanson – an incredible historic Champagne producer, and a special Champagne tasting duo with complimentary nibbles. For those looking for an even more luxury experience, on October 7th a lavish Champagne cocktail reception followed by a sumptuous four-course dinner (each course paired with a glass of Champagne from the Lanson collection) will be taking place. Though places do need to be booked to avoid disappointment.
The Great Bath Feast also offers a range of workshops and classes to take part in that look fantastic. On Wednesday the 5th a Mezze evening workshop will be teaching participants how to make the zesty dips and aromatic mini dishes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Though it’s a tough choice between the Mezze workshop and the chocolate workshop at Newton Farm Foods with artisan chocolatier Nick Shearn, who’ll be teaching guests how to pipe designs, fill truffles and make ganache. The event includes a welcome drink, an explanation of the different types of chocolate and the chocolate-making process, demonstrations, hands-on masterclass, and all chocolate created is yours to take home.
Plus, throughout the whole of the Great Bath Feast the Abbey Churchyard will be hosting the ‘Bath Bites Food & Drink Fair’ which will include a mix of 12 different high-end vendors serving hot and cold food options, while nearby will be a Gin Palace (over 100 different brands to try!).
Full details of what’s on during The Great Bath Feast and the details on booking tickets for events are at http://greatbathfeast.co.uk/whats-on/.
October: what a time to visit Bath! It’s going to be excellent!