Sustainable food summit kicks off EDBF
14 May 2013
Eat Drink Bristol Fashion is off to a rousing start today with over 100 sustainability and provenance champions turning out for the Sustainable Food Summit, with Mayor George Ferguson kicking off proceedings with a pledge to ensure Bristol knows where its food comes from.
The summit features keynote speakers including council members, prominent farmers and chefs leading the way in sustainable food production and cooking. Stakeholders including the Bristol Pound, Transition Bristol and the Soil Association were all present to promote the cause.
The EDBF tapas and champagne bar is now open on Queen Square from 13-27 May, featuring Josh Eggleton’s modern British tapas. Amelia Twine, organiser of EDBF explained;
“We’re committed to sustainability in food production and our tapas menu has recently been recognised with a Soil Association gold catering mark. Our 15-day food bonanza has begun, and we can’t think of a more fitting way to start.”
14 May 2013
Last month, the National Association of Master Bakers laid down a challenge to create a cake to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of the royal baby. Hundreds of entries later, it was local business, The Bath Cake Company who rose to the regal challenge and came second in the competition. The cake portrays the royal baby holding a hockey stick in one hand and a toy helicopter in the other, in the same way as the monarch holds the sceptre and the orb. Owner Celia Adams said,
“I love designing and creating bespoke cakes for special events, and what can be more special than the arrival of a baby. It was fun creating the cake and deciding how to portray the baby. I wanted the cake to reflect the interests of the royal couple."
The competition was held at the Bakers’ Fair in Malvern and the cake is now on display in Bath Cake Company shop in Lansdown Mews.
The Great Gatsby at Harvey Nichols
13 May 2013
Harvey Nichols in Bristol will relive the roaring 20's in style this month as it turns back the clock to the most stylish decade. On 22 May, the second floor restaurant and bar will host its exclusive Great Gatsby evening. Kicking off at 6pm with cocktails, followed by a delicious two-course meal created by award-winning head chef Louise McCrimmon.
After dinner, guests will be treated to a private screening of the newly released Great Gatsby movie in the luxury directors lounge at Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus. Goody bags of sweet will also be on hand to enjoy as you watch Baz Lurhmann’s latest film.
Tickets cost £45 per head and include cinema tickets, Gatsby-themed cocktail, two course dinner and sweet treats. Dinner starts at 6pm and the film showing will be at 9pm. For bookings and further information, please contact the Second Floor Reception on 0117 9168899, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First rosette for Bath's Hare & Hounds
10 May 2013
Great news for Bath's Hare & Hounds, on Lansdown Road, today as it has been announced that it has been awarded its first AA Rosette. The pub, which is owned by The Bath Pub Company and celebrated its first anniversary this week, was visited by an inspector on Bank Holiday Monday. Joe Cussens, co-owner said the following:
"Needless to say we’re very pleased and it’s a great boost for the kitchen and front-of-house teams who have been working so hard to establish the place. I’m really chuffed that the inspector saw fit to award this when his visit was on a very busy Bank Holiday Monday. It was crazy busy, so it's great to know that the guys can impress an inspector under pressure!"