Bristol Food & Drink – March

Springtime & St David's Day, that calls for rarebit! (Credit, Alex Poulter - www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortuesday/)

Springtime & St David’s Day, that calls for rarebit! (Credit, Alex Poulter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortuesday/)

The first sunny specks of spring have started to emerge – I’ve seen two trees in full blossom already! It’s around this time of year that I start to get really excited about all of the fun festivals and outdoor events that will be gracing Bristol this summer – we’ll be seeing the return of Food Connections, Grillstock Festival, Make Sundays Special and Eat Drink Bristol Fashion – what else are you excited about?

Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves though; before we can resume supping cider on the quayside outside Arnolfini, we first have to make it through the final weeks of frosty, windy March – luckily there’s plenty to look forward to though…

Adventurous Eats

For those of you in the mood for an accomplished meaty feast, look no further than ‘Stag Night‘, the latest Adventurous Eats at the Bank Tavern, taking place on Monday 2nd & Monday 9th. The menu includes venison in all its tasty guises, including tartare, loin and even liver – plus Snickers ice cream for dessert!

Meat eaters are also in for a treat if they head along to The Rummer on 4th March – it’s the return of their Steak & Lobster night, priced at £25 per head for an 8oz Rib-eye Steak, 1/2 Lobster, chips & bbq salad . This place is getting a reputation for some of the best food in town, so you know you’re in for a really special evening.

Veggies shouldn’t feel at all left out though – for the moment the lovely ladies at The Mighty Food Fight are using Sky Kong Kong as their temporary lunchtime home whilst their trusty van Rene is on the mend. Pop in for some doughnuts and some of the best vegan fare around. Fingers crossed for more of their vegan supper events – I missed out on tickets last time as they sold out so quickly!

The Mighty Food Fight at Sky Kong Kong

The Mighty Food Fight at Sky Kong Kong – epic vegan yuminess.

Other food events to look forward to this month include the Spring Beer Fest at The Three Tuns from 6th-8th March, with over 30 beers, a BBQ and Meet The Brewers sessions. You can get 10 tokens for £15 – that’s 10 different beers for you to try!

Beer fans should also note Sat 21st in their diaries – it’s an all-dayer at the Moor brewery behind Temple Meads! Or if spirits are more your thing, head along to Weber & Tring’s on 11th March for their Artisan Whiskymakers tasting session, or pop to Independent Spirit in Bath for their gin masterclass on Fri 13th March.

Harts Bakery are doing another supper event on 6 & 7th March, this time Thailand is the theme. Tickets are priced at £30 and it’s BYO. Milk Thistle are also getting in on the supper club action, with a Rum Dinner (YES) on Monday 16th, hosted by rum legend Richard Seale – there will be three courses, all matched with a tasty rum.

If you want to match your food with some tasty beer instead, pop over to the new Brewhouse Bar & Kitchen (formerly The Hill on Cotham Hill) on 25th March for their Innis & Gun 4 course beer dinner.

Innis and Gunn beer dinner

Learn some foodie skills!

Want to kickstart spring with some cooking skills to wow your friends (or just give your Instagram feed something more impressive than a limp stir fry)? How about the ‘Plot to Pot’ class at Coexist Community Kitchen on 19th March – for £25 you’ll be taught how to make the best use of ingredients from your allotment, or even a basic greengrocer’s shop. They’re also doing courses in Ice Cream Alchemy on 2nd April! You can also book the kitchen for your own pop ups and events, so have a peruse of their website for more details.

Little Kitchen also have a fine roster of classes coming up in February – I’m most drawn to their Scotch Egg cookery class on 18th March, but they’re also running classes on patisserie, DIY pizza and vegetarian later this month, so keep an eye to their calendar!

For the more accomplished cooks among you, check out the courses on Source’s website – this month they’re doing basic butchery and fish filleting.

How does one make a Scotch egg? Find out at Little Kitchen on 19th March!

How does one make a Scotch egg? Find out at Little Kitchen on 19th March!

Newbies in Town

New places to check out include Easy Rawlins on Chelsea Road in Easton, serving up ‘modern vegan soul food’, and nearby pizza joint Zero Zero.

Bishopston residents will also be pleased to learn that Bagel Boy are opening a new branch on Gloucester Rd soon – now you won’t have to walk all the way in to town to scoff a Finger Boy bagel!

Dates for the Diary:

Mon 2ndAdventurous Eats at Bank Tavern
Wed 4thSteak & Lobster night at The Rummer
Thu 5th –  A Revelrous Supper at Coexist Community Kitchen
Fri 6th-Sun 8th – Spring Beer Fest at The Three Tuns
Fri 6th-Sat 7th – Harts Bakery Thailand supper
Mon 9th – Adventurous Eats at Bank Tavern
Wed 11thArtisan whisky tasting at Weber & Tring’s
Wed 11thBasic Butchery Class at Source
Thu 12th – Beavertown Brewery tap takeover at Small Bar
Fri 12th-Sun 14thCAMRA Bristol Beer Festival at the Passenger Shed
Sat 14thKnobbly veg workshop at The Devilled Egg Academy
Wed 18th – ‘When in Italy’ meal at Piccollino
Wed 18thScotch egg cookery class at Little Kitchen
Wed 18th – Gin tasting at The Pump House
Thu 19thCider tasting at The Bristol Cider Shop
Thu 19thSeale’s Rum Dinner at Milk Thistle
Thu 19th‘From Plot to Pot’ class at Coexist Community Kitchen
Fri 20th – Dining event at Cafe Mulino, St Werburghs
Fri 20thBertha’s Pizza pop-up at Hart’s Bakery
Fri 20thDIY pizza class at Little Kitchen
Sat 21st – All-dayer at moor Beer brewery
Sat 21stPatisserie course at Little Kitchen
Sat 21stClandesdiner supper club
Wed 25thFish filleting course at Source
Wed 25th – Innis & Gun 4 course beer dinner at Brewhouse Bar & Kitchen
Thu 26thBurger night at The Bank Tavern – choose from 8 different burgers
Thu 26thChef’s Table dining event at Goldbrick House
Thu 26thHonestly Healthy Supper Club at The Square Club
Thu 26thPudding & Pie night at The Bird in Hand
Fri 27thBeer & Burger night at No.12 Easton
Fri 27thLunch Club at The Ox
Sat 28thVegetarian cookery class at Little Kitchen
Sun 29thLove Food Fest spring event at Paintworks

Happy March munching!

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