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Stage.Jacky pop-up returns to The Peking, Sunday 27 September

Following on the success of the recent Stage.Jacky Tasting Menu event hosted by The Peking Restaurant (Kingsmead Square) last month (read our full review here), superchef Jacky Chan will be returning to the Peking kitchen to do it all over again on Sunday 27 September.

Tickets for this exclusive event cost just £65pp for a 5-course Tasting Menu and there are two sittings to choose from (6pm and 8pm.) However…. as space is limited to a maximum of 10 covers per sitting, this event is expected to sell out fast – last time around, the evening sitting sold out in just two hours; you have been warned! So, if you don’t want to miss out on what The Pig Guide can personally guaranteed is a uniquely fascinating experience, give Peking owner Jun a call on 01225 466377 today.

Visiting chef to host exclusive pop-up Tasting Menu at The Peking, Sunday 23 August

It is a fact universally acknowledged that we all love the Peking Restaurant. When it opened its doors back in 1985, it was the first restaurant to bring eat-in, Brit-friendly incarnations of Cantonese, Szechuan and Peking cuisine to the Heritage City… and now, it’s a Kingsmead Square institution.

Like the city around it, The Peking has undergone many changes and refurbishments over the decades; today, it boasts a subtle ambience of welcoming, understated glamour, perfectly balanced on the bridge where contemporary expectations meet traditional diner requirements. But if you think you know all there is to know about The Peking, prepare to have your preconceptions very elegantly challenged at a very special pop-up event on Sunday 23 August.

Chef Jacky Chan was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK around 20 years ago. “When I first came to the UK, I started a Chinese takeaway and delivery business which I kept going for more than ten years,” says Jacky. “It was a good business, but I felt that that I wanted to do better, and develop more elaborate, diverse dishes of my own. So I gave up everything I had at the time and went on to learn fine dining level skills from scratch, at college in Bristol and then at several Michelin-starred restaurants.”

Jacky’s impressive CV includes experience at highly acclaimed Bristol gastropub The Kensington Arms and Michelin-starred establishments including the Pony and Trap in Chew Magna, Casamia, Marcus at The Berkeley and Hong Kong’s 3-starred Bo Innovation – and now, he’s popping up in Bath.

On Sunday 23 August, you can experience Jacky’s innovative, uniquely-crafted dishes – described by Jun Wong, owner of the Peking, as “the place where classic Michelin presentation and standards meets Far Eastern inspiration” – at a very special Supper Club hosted by The Peking. Tickets for this exclusive event cost just £58 for a 5-course Tasting Menu, full details of which will be revealed shortly, but in this instance, vegetarian or vegan options will not be available.

Although there are two sittings to choose from (5.30 and 8.30pm) space is limited to a maximum of 10 covers per sitting, so the event is expected to sell out fast. Don’t miss out on what’s guaranteed to be a uniquely fascinating experience! To book, give the Peking a ring on 01225 466377.

COVID-19 statement: The Peking Restaurant has studied the government’s guidelines for operating a Covid-secure restaurant carefully and is strictly observing and adhering to all the required recommendations, constantly keeping plans under review and making changes/improvements where appropriate.

New Delhi 2020 Supper Club at The Mint Room, Monday 30 March

Prepare to experience a taste of New Delhi 2020 at The Mint Room on Monday 30 March when a very special Supper Club puts guest chef Saurav Nath (Benares; Gymkana) at the hob to present a very special menu (read the full line-up here.)

The event aims to bring the famed cooking of India’s New Delhi into today’s gastronomic era, and will be co-hosted by former food and hospitality journalist turned consultant Humayun Hussain, regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Indian food and restaurants in the UK.

Side dishes, superb service and a sparkling environment in which to enjoy this very special event come as standard… all for just £45pp. Space, however, is strictly limited; email bath@mintroom.co.uk or call 01225 446656 to reserve your place at the party today.

Image: plated dishes from a previous Supper Club event at The Mint Room – looks good, eh?

Caribbean Night at The Marlborough Tavern, Wednesday 25 March

“Woah, we’re going to Barbados…” – well, kinda. In reality, we’re actually going to The Marlborough Tavern on Wednesday 25 March, when Head Chef Jack Scaterfield’s Caribbean-themed 5-course feast is set to change your perception of “typically tropical” (only piggies of a ‘certain vintage’ will get the link between this statement and our opening line – but trust me, youngsters, there is one) forever.

Rum punch on arrival; ackee and salt cod fritters; Jerk pigeon; blackened tiger prawns with pineapple salsa; Curried goat (served with, of course, rice’n’peas and fried plaintain); Jamaican-style sweet potato pudding with coconut custard and rum ice cream… it’s all going on, for just £45pp.

Y’all-a-wanna book your tickets for this event today, fah-real; call 01225 423731 or email reservations@marlborough-tavern.com to confirm your attendance at the bashment.

Chivas Regal Whisky Social at The Dark Horse, Wednesday 4 March

If you’re not familiar with (or would like to learn more about) Chivas Regal – the oldest continuously-operating Highland distillery, founded in 1786 and famous worldwide for pioneering the art of blending and creating the world’s first luxury whisky – then get yourself along to The Dark Horse on Wednesday 4 March and prepare to get up close and personal with CR brand ambassador Phil Huckle, who will be in attendance to guide us through samples of the company’s most iconic tipples courtesy of a relaxed, friendly, in-depth masterclass in one of Bath’s most characterful, seductively charming environments.

The £25pp ticket price (buy yours here) includes a cocktail on arrival, a guided whisky tasting and cheese to nibble on while we sup. When the ‘official’ session ends, the Blackbird Bar will serve discounted Chivas cocktails accompanied by cool toons to keep the party swinging.

Supper Club series at No. 15 Great Pulteney: Foraged Feast; Tour of Italy

The enticing 2020 Supper Club series continues to gather pace at No. 15 Great Pulteney.

If you move very, very quickly, you might still just be in time to bag a space at Head Chef Matt Gillard’s Foraged Feast on Monday 2 March, which features his 100-year old Alaskan sourdough culture alongside hand-dived scallop with pickled Alexanders, hen’s egg with Somerset celeriac, and beef with fermented black garlic and handpicked artichoke. Pudding, meanwhile, takes an especially local turn: how does apple shortcake, wild thyme ice-cream and natural honeycomb grab you? It certainly grabs us! If it’s possible to click on this link while keeping your fingers crossed that space is still available, do it today.

Next stop: on Monday 20 April, we’re taking a tour of Italy without leaving Great Pulteney Street, taking in Liguria (the birthplace of focaccia, don’cha know), a slurp of Tuscany’s Ribollita, Campania’s trademark Caprese Salad, and the Milanese classic, Osso Buco, as we go. Il dolci? Certo! Matt’s takes in Treviso, Cremona and Sicily to create a decadent combination of tiramisu with torrone and gelato. Siete pronti for a taste of la dolce vita? Click on this link velocemente.

Supper Clubs at No. 15 start at 7pm and take place in the super-characterful Dispensary restaurant (pictured.) The £64pp ticket price includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, the feast itself (of course!), homemade breads and fine wines especially selected to accompany each dish… and a memorable, super-sociable experience comes as standard at every event.

Discovery Dinner and Battle of the Chefs at The Bath Priory

The Bath Priory Hotel’s Executive Chef Michael Nizzero’s next Discovery Dinner (part of an ongoing series) sets sail on Thursday 12 March. This time around, Michael’s bespoke, exclusive 3-course menu – served in the hotel’s elegant private dining room – will be paired with flagship wines from Argentina’s Mendoza region, especially selected for the occasion by the Bath Priory’s Head Sommelier. The £95pp ticket price includes a champagne and canapé reception, a 3-course dinner including wine and tea/coffee served with petits fours at the finishing line; ready to book? Click on this link today.

Next up, on Thursday 26 March…

More than ever before, the heat will be on in the Bath Priory kitchen on Thursday 26 March as two award-winning chefs from the Andrew Brownsword Hotels collection come together to share their signature dishes in an evening of competitive culinary combat.

Michael Nizzero will be joined by Nik Chappell, Executive Chef at The Slaughters Manor House, to create a delicious six-course tasting menu showcasing their favourite dishes and techniques. Each chef will create three courses championing their signature style, and guests will then be invited to vote for their preferred course to crown the winner.

Tickets for this exciting, unique event cost £130pp to include a welcome drink and canapés on arrival, a six-course feast served with matching wines, and coffee and petits fours before home time. To make that all-important booking (and view the full menu,) click on this link today.

A Taste of India at The Marlborough Tavern, Wednesday 26 February

Fancy a curry? No, actually – what I really fancy is Coronation crab and Cornish crayfish salad with cumin-spiced chicken skin; tandoori roast quail with mung bean dahl; Keralan monkfish with korma curry, coconut salad and liver pakora; Goan goat curry with fried keema rice, aubergine bhaji and peshwari naan… and, after all that, a saffron and mango donut served with coconut lassi and a cardamom biscuit. So, I’m taking myself off to The Marlborough Tavern on Wednesday 26 February, where head chef Jack Scaterfield’s Indian-themed 5-course feast (peruse the full line-up here) is set to change our perceptions of “a curry” from here on in.

This tantalising, one-off Tasting Menu costs just £40pp; call 01225 423731 or email reservations@marlborough-tavern.com to confirm your attendance at the party today.

‘New Spain’ Wine Tasting at Novel Wines, Friday 31 January

Wave goodbye to the most miserable month of the year and say hello to Novel Wines’ new HQ in Cork Place (if, that is, you haven’t discovered this tasteful little oasis of oenophiliary yet) from 7.30pm on Friday 31 January, when super-sommelier Ben Franks will be taking us on a sunshine-fuelled tour around six wines sourced directly from Navarra, Ucles, Ribiera, Rias Baixas, Mallorca and Tenerife, thereby proving once and for all that Spanish wine isn’t all and only about Rioja.

The £20 ticket price includes a guided tasting of the wines in the spotlight (which will all, of course, be available to buy) accompanied by cheese and nibbles. If you’re not quite ready to leave the party by the time the tour ends, worry not; the bar’s licensed until 10pm. To buy tickets for this fabulous fiesta, clickety-click on this link, rapadisio. Olé!

Vegan Tasting Menu at The Marlborough Tavern, Wednesday 29 January

Miso-glazed hasselback yam, maple and soy wild mushrooms; salt and pepper banana blossom with shredded green papaya, toasted peanuts and green chilli jam; Goan-style curry with roasted cauliflower, pulled jackfruit, coconut wild rice and broccoli pakoras… these are just some of the tantalising dishes/flavour combinations on head chef Jack Scaterfield’s splendid 5-course feast that’ll be served at The Marlborough Tavern on Wednesday 29 January (peruse the full line-up here).

Yup, it’s all totally, 100% vegan… but even if you’re a committed carnivore, you’d be crazy to miss out.

Tickets for this stunning event cost just £40pp; call 01225 423731 or email reservations@marlborough-tavern.com to confirm your attendance at the plant-based party today.

Unique Chocolate and Whisky Tasting, Thursday 6 February

Chocolate and whisky, whisky and chocolate: put ’em together and what have you got? Here’s your chance to find out…

Chocolate connoisseur Tracy Chapman – International Chocolate Awards judge and owner of Chocolate Voyage – is co-hosting an evening of Whisky and Craft Chocolate pairings at Bath’s sophisticated private members’ club The Drawing Rooms on Thursday 6 February. Tracy will be joined by Callum Rixson, Whisky Specialist and manager of The Hideout Bar; together, the duo are poised to present a fascinating event exploring extraordinary pairings of fine dark chocolate accompanied by some of the best whiskies in the world, resulting in a cultured, curated voyage of discovery and offering us plenty of opportunities to discuss the art of tasting, origin, sourcing and the ultimate language of flavour along the way.

Tickets for this unique event cost £49pp (or £95 for two) to include whisky and chocolate samples plus carefully selected cheese platters courtesy of cheese connoisseurs Paxton and Whitfield. As one might expect, booking is essential; click on this link to confirm your place at what’s guaranteed to be a super-tantalising, super-tasteful party.

Glendronach Whisky Social at The Dark Horse, Wednesday 5 February

If you’re not familiar with (or would like to learn more about) sherry cask connoisseurs Glendronachone of the oldest distilleries in Scotland located in the Valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland Hills, where they’ve been creating the finest richly-sherried single malts for nearly 200 years – then get yourself along to The Dark Horse on Wednesday 5 February and prepare to get up close and personal with Glendronach brand ambassador Danny Whelan, who will be in attendance to guide us through samples of the company’s distinctive drams courtesy of a relaxed, friendly, in-depth masterclass in one of Bath’s most characterful, seductively charming environments.

The £25pp ticket price includes a cocktail on arrival, a guided whisky tasting and cheese to nibble on while we sup. When the ‘official’ session ends, the Blackbird Bar will serve discounted cocktails accompanied by cool toons to keep the party swinging.

The fun starts at 7pm (don’t make your complimentary cocktail wait!), the masterclass begins at 7.30pm sharp, and the discounted Glendronach cocktail menu keeps the party going from 9pm, but be warned: tickets for this event are strictly limited, so early booking is essential.

Valentine’s Day at The Bath Priory: two ways to woo

Love is in the air, and wonderful ways to woo are at the top of your agenda; ah, we can only be gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Might we suggest that you spoil the love of your life rotten at The Bath Priory, where spectacular V-Day dinner options (sumptuous 3-course la carte/£85pp; fabulous 7-course Tasting Menu/£98pp) will be served from Friday 14-Saturday 16 February. Or…

Take a lighter, more casual route to the indulgent, glamorous Bath Priory experience with a 3-course V-Day dinner (including the option of a smoochy sharing dessert) in the hotel’s stylishly intimate Pantry (pictured), adjacent to an inviting bar and offering direct access to the BP’s beautiful gardens via the alfresco patio.

Don’t be a stupid cupid! Book today… and prepare to make your very special someone’s heart sing.

New year, new Supper Club series at No. 15 Great Pulteney

Everyone needs something to brighten up the darkest days of January, right? Thank goodness for No. 15 Great Pulteney, then, where head chef Matt Gillard has come up with a very special treat to celebrate the first of his 2020 Supper Club series by combining the best of British beef and lobster tail for the decadent main course in a 4-course feast that also includes white onion velouté with local truffle, smoked fish and saffron terrine with quail’s egg and spiced arancini, and smoked bacon and maple ice-cream with biscotti, calamansi and goji berries; now that’s a Steak and Lobster Supper Club that we won’t forget for a very long time!

It all takes place in No. 15’s super-characterful Dispensary restaurant (pictured) from 7pm on Monday 27 January, and the £64pp ticket price includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, all four courses, homemade breads and fine wines especially selected to accompany each dish; click on this link for full menu details and to make that all-important booking.

Next stops on Matt’s enticing Supper Club voyage of discovery include a Foraged Feast Supper Club on Monday 2 March and an Italian-themed party on Monday 20 April – keep an eye on our news page and twitter feed for the full reveal.

A Taste of Vegan Indian at The Mint Room, Monday 20 January

Celebrate Veganuary at The Mint Room on Monday 20 January when a very special Supper Club turns the spotlight on the very best of vegan food from the Indian subcontinent, featuring guest chef Saurav Nath (Benares; Gymkana) at the hob and co-hosted by former food and hospitality journalist turned consultant Humayun Hussain, who is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Indian food and restaurants in the UK.

The uniquely flamboyant feast features dishes such as an amuse bouche of Gajjar aur Suryamukhi ka Shorba (Jerusalem artichoke and Chantilly carrot soup infused with curry leaf, mustard, asafoetida and sunflower seed, with leek and kale pakora), a mid-course (gotta love a menu that offers guests a ‘mid-course’) of Chukandari Gole (beetroot croquette infused with ginger, chilli and kaffir lime, wasabi yogurt, coconut beet chutney and peanut curry powder), Texture of Roots and Bean Curd for the main course event

(charcoal grilled celeriac, celeriac puree, crispy onion, almond, melon seed soil, bean curd kofta, Kashimiri korma puree and coriander cress) and a tantalising avocado and chocolate mousse dessert. Side dishes, superb service and a sparkling environment in which to enjoy this very special event come as standard… all for just £35pp. Space, however, is strictly limited; call 01225 446656 to reserve your place at the party today.