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The Great Bath Feast 2016... In a Nutshell

Tuck into fantastic food events!

Food-lovers can get their teeth stuck into the World Heritage City of Bath this autumn and savour a menu of creative events at the greatly anticipated Great Bath Feast (1-9 October).
Plans are underway for the 9 day event so let us spill the beans on some of the highlight events.  From gourmet tasting menus, Champagne tastings, cookery school experiences, food trails, Georgian breakfasts and heavenly bake sales…
Sink your teeth into Bath Bites Food & Drink Fair
Bath Bites Food and Drink Fair will be spicing things up in Abbey Churchyard with a fantastic outdoor celebration of local food and drink.  Twelve high quality and locally sourced food vendors will be in residence in Abbey Churchyard throughout the Great Bath Feast (1 – 9 October).  Serving up a wide array of delicious hot & cold food from many different cuisines they will really get the taste buds tingling. Granny Garbutt’s Gin Palace, with her extensive menu of over 100 gins, including local favourite, Bath Gin will be sure to bring extra elegance and luxury to Bath Bites Food and Drink Fair.
Sample some Sake!
A Japanese Sake tasting evening (1 October) at the Holburne will be another headline event with a great collection of brewers showcasing the variety of Sake including sweet, sparkling and aged Sake. Milsom Places Yo! Sushi will be providing some tasty nibbles to accompany the Sake. 
Luxuriate in a Lanson Champagne Tasting Dinner
Celebrate Champagne Week and enjoy an exclusive Champagne Lanson tasting dinner at the Roman Baths (7 October).  For one night enjoy a lavish Champagne cocktail reception in the torch lit Roman Baths as you watch the steam rise from The Great Bath.  Then tuck into a sumptuous four-course dinner with each course expertly paired with a glass of Champagne from the Lanson collection.
And don’t worry if you miss out of the Tasting Dinner there will be plenty of opportunities to raise a glass at the Lanson Champagne bar and terrace at The Roman Baths Kitchen or over brunch or afternoon tea at The Pump Room.
Price is £95 per person.
Get hands on at The Bertinet Kitchen 
Join the fabulous Eleonora Galasso (1 October, 10am) and celebrate la dolce vita of cooking the way the Romans do. From family lunches to feed a crowd and romantic recipes for two, tackle a patchwork of recipes and enjoy a series of anecdotes, full of characters from the 80 year old lady cleaning artichokes in the food market to the lawyer enjoying a quick coffee at the counter.  
Eleonora's guiding principle is food happiness, a philosophy which jumps out of her book and is evident as soon as you meet her.
Join Clodagh McKenna (1 October, 10am) for a hands-on class putting a contemporary twist on traditional Irish dishes and ingredients such as soda bread, colcannon, Guinness, brack and Irish lamb stew.  With lunch and a glass of wine included it is the perfect class to get you into the mood for cosy Autumnal cooking.
Price for each event is £175 per person.
Speedy Suppers at Demuths
Don’t let a busy day at work put you off cooking, let Demuths show you how to cook quick home cooked healthy vibrant meals every night of the week (4 October).
Learn how to cook 4 simple supper dishes, get help with preparing a weeks’ worth of cooking in advance, with tips and chefs time-saving tricks to make it easy. Learn techniques which will save time and improve your kitchen skills and cook a variety of delicious, quick dishes. 
You will cook with the best local seasonal produce and you will have tasters of everything made on the evening with a glass of organic wine. 
Price is £65 per person
Lucknam Park’s Mini Masterclass
Join Lucknam Park’s Head Chef, Ben Taylor for a mini masterclass (5 & 7 October).  Watch him demonstrate popular dishes from Lucknam Park’s menu and listen as he describes what life in the kitchens is like and what inspires him most.
Enjoy a leisurely public breakfast at No.1 Royal Crescent
Enjoy an 18th century style public breakfast in the elegant surroundings of 
No.1 Royal Crescent (Saturday 8 October 9.30 -11.00am). Sample delicious hot buns, toasted fruit bread, cake, Hasslacher’s hot chocolate, tea and coffee in the comfort of the private Servants’ Hall and Courtyard. Discover why Hasslacher’s hot chocolate stands out from the crowd, and discover why this drink became so popular in the 18th century.
Price is £10 per person and tickets are available online.
Topping and Co – An evening of talk and tastings with Monika Linton 
Spend an evening with Monika Linton (1 October), a true pioneer of Spanish food in the UK, and take a look at her new cookbook, Brindisa. The True Food of Spain, which offers a vibrant celebration of classic regional specialties and unusual artisan dishes.
Early Bird tickets are £12.
Electric Bear’s Beer and Curry Night
Nick Peters of The Grocer Café brings a contemporary Indian menu to Electric Bear for a celebration of the time honoured combination of beer and curry (7 October).  Try an Indian take on a burrito, Masala fries or Indian custard tarts.
Other events to look out for:
  • Taste of Bath Walking Tour
  • The Gainsborough Hotel – 6 course new tasting menu and a 2 for 1 winter menu
  • Neal’s Yard – Superfood smoothies workshop
  • Savouring Bath – Children’s food tour of the Famers Market
  • Great Bath Bake Sale – Bath Abbey Saturday 1st October – supporting the Abbey Footprint Project and local charities. 
  • The Foodie Bugle new café in Abbey St – special autumn teatime treats
  • Demuths and Independent Spirit - Whisky & Indian tapas evening – Thurs 6th October

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