Despite the odd shower, it feels like summer has hit Bristol and we couldn’t be more pleased – especially as Big Green Week starts this Saturday.
From 11th-19th June, you’ll be able to find over 150 events around the city, including lots to get even the most seasoned foodie excited. From supper clubs to cooking classes, there are events going on all over the city to get you in the mood to explore Bristol and try something new.
We’ve picked out five food and drink events that will brighten up your week – with a green twist.
By Hannah Allies from the Big Green Week Team
On 15th June, head just outside of Bristol to The Ethicurean, Wrington, to experience a taster menu like no other. The award-winning restaurant is nestled into the beautiful Barley Wood walled garden, and all ingredients in this five-course vegetarian feast are sourced from there, too. Expect the unexpected – this is no run of the mill veggie experience, but will include fermented pickled elements, foraged ingredients and breath-taking presentation that will be worth the trip!
From Thursday 16th through to Sunday 19th June, you can catch an extended Harbourside Market – giving you the perfect excuse to discover your next favourite Bristol food stall. Try a slow-roasted sandwich from Angus & Mitchell, or delve into traditional Tibetan dumplings from the well renowned Momo. Get your taste buds going with a huge selection of chutneys, jams and relishes from GingerBeard’s Preserves – chipotle ketchup anyone? Wash it all down by visiting one of the many drinks stalls, too – including the Electric Lemon – a solar powered lemonade cart.
For one night only, supper club purveyors Hope and Harris will be hitting Bristol. Named by Time Out as one of the best supper clubs in London, the team are heading over from the Big Smoke to provide Bristolians with a BYOB sumptuous three-course dinner in collaboration with Farms Not Factories on Friday 17th June. Expect locally sourced, organic meat, lovingly prepared, and forget the buzz of the city for an evening with British farming inspired décor – not to be missed!
Embrace Bristol’s rich cultural heritage at Kuumba African Arts and Community Resource Centre on 15th June, with an event by Bristol Energy Cooperative. The incredible organisation kit out community buildings with solar panels and Kuumba is the latest to benefit from its very own renewable energy source. Celebrate by joining them for an evening of vegan Afro-Caribbean food and music from the Bandwagon Steel Band – Carnival style.
Between trying all the diverse cuisine Big Green Week has to offer, take a moment to think about the food industry on 14th June. Cape Farewell, who were behind The Milking Parlour, a five-day show where artist Nessie Reid lived with cows on Anchor Square as part of her exploration of the dairy industry, will be holding a panel discussion at 123Space. Focusing on how our consumption of meat and dairy fits into feeding the planet sustainably, there will be speakers from the Sustainable Food Trust, Bristol Food Connections, and Milking Parlour creator Nessie Reid.
Check out all of the exciting events that Big Green Week has in store for you on their website: Bristol Green week