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Michter’s Whiskey Social at The Dark Horse, Wednesday 6 July

If you’re not familiar with (or would like to learn more about) Michter’s Whiskey (and trust me when I tell you that you really do want to know more about it), then get yourself along to The Dark Horse on Wednesday 6 July and prepare to be enlightened courtesy of a relaxed, friendly, in-depth masterclass in one of Bath’s most characterful, seductively charming environments.

Michter’s is proud to honour a historical legacy tracing back to the founding of America’s first whiskey company in 1753 – read all about the company’s fascinating backstory here before clickety-clicking on this link to buy your ticket for the Dark Horse event which costs just £35 to include a Michter’s cocktail on arrival, the tutored Michter’s Whiskey tasting and a West Country Cheeseboard to nibble on while we sup. Cheers, Piggies!

Novel Wines Annual Wine Tasting Party at the Hilton Hotel, Saturday 24 September

Hooray, hoorah, yay… and, of course, cheers! Novel Wines’ Annual Wine Tasting Party is back this year for the first time since 2019, taking place at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday 24 September.

The Annual Wine Tasting Party is Novel Wines’ biggest and most exciting wine event of the year. Operating across two sessions (12noon-4pm & 6pm-10pm), ticket holders are offered the opportunity to sample over 100 truly unique wines from the NW selection alongside samples of luxury spirits, cocktails, a brand new range of premium ciders and with-drinks nibbles courtesy of local charcuterie, chocolate and cheese suppliers, all set against a lively Motown music backdrop; all in all, this is a proper wine party that you won’t forget for a very long time!

Standard tickets to either session cost just £35pp… or £30pp if you make the most of the Early Bird ticket offer and book your ticket before 30 July. Group deal tickets for 4 people cost just £110 for the whole group, and if you’re planning on going along with 5+ guests in tow, get in touch with Novel Wines for a quote. Oh, and bear in mind that there’ll be 10% discount offered on all wine and spirits purchased while you’re at the party.

What are you waiting for? Book your place at the party via this link TODAY – but act fast, ‘cos the evening session is already 50% sold out! You have been warned…

Celebrate English Wine Week at Homewood: the No-dig Gastronomic Feast, Thursday 23 June

Where better to celebrate English Wine Week than at thoroughly modern English country house hotel Homewood… especially when a lavish 3-course gastronomic feast prepared and created by chef/gardener Darren Stephens awaits you!

Darren is a very active advocate of No-dig Gardening: a non-cultivation method used by some of the best organic gardeners in the UK. The method provides rich soil for produce to flourish in, with the added bonus of clearing a formerly weed-infested growing area; essentially, by avoiding digging, soil life remains undisturbed.

On Thursday 23 June, guests will start the English Wine Week celebrations with a glass of English sparkling wine on arrival before you stroll through the orchards, enjoying canapés being roasted on top of Big Green Egg barbecues as you go. Following your exclusive tour and a chat with Darren about how the No-dig garden came to be, you’ll meander up to The Lookout where a selection of freshly-baked breads, crudités and terracotta pots filled with hummus await you before a feast to satisfy all your senses is served… including, of course, a glass or two of the finest English wine.

Tickets for this unique event cost just £90pp, but be warned; they’re expected to sell out fast. To make that all-important booking, click on this link today. Cheers, Piggies!

Skills for Social Entrepreneurs: An entrepreneur’s perspective with Josh Eggleton at The Grapes, Thursday 15 June

If you’d like an insight into how Michelin-starred superchef Josh Eggletone (co-founder of The Pony & Trap/the Pony Bistro; co- owner of Bristol Beer Factory) manages the tricky balance between profit and purpose, juggling different businesses and the tensions between competing social, environmental and financial aims, get yourself along to The Grapes on Westgate Street at 5pm on Thursday 16 June and prepare to be enlightened.

Working in partnership with the BaNES Social Enterprise Programme, Josh aims to inspire participants as they learn about his own journey to sustainability and understand the skills required to manage competing objectives. How fabulous is that? To make that all-important reservation, click on this link TODAY!

Jubilee Garden Party at the Royal Crescent Hotel, Thursday 2 June

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in suitably regal fine style in the majestic gardens of the Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa on the afternoon of Thursday 2 June.

Enjoy a thoroughly elegant, buffet-style afternoon tea in splendidly beautiful surroundings as you take in a programme of entertainment including live music, lawn games and a magician. And if it rains? The merriment will be transferred indoors.

Unlike certain other garden parties that this event may call to mind, there’s no formal dress code for this one – but do of course feel free to have your lady’s maid/gentleman’s valet arrange a suitably smart celebratory outfit for you should you feel the urge to dress to impress.

Tickets cost just £55 per person (£25 for children under 12) to include entrance to the garden party and afternoon tea, but advance booking is essential; email events@royalcrescent.co.uk or call 01225 823333 to guarantee your attendance at this right royal event.

Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Social at The Dark Horse, Wednesday 6 April

If you’re not familiar with (or would like to learn more about) Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (and trust me when I tell you that you really do want to know more about it), then get yourself along to The Dark Horse on Wednesday 6 April and prepare to be enlightened courtesy of a relaxed, friendly, in-depth masterclass in one of Bath’s most characterful, seductively charming environments.

Single Pot Still Whiskey has been safeguarded and nurtured under the watchful eye of the Midleton Distillery for almost two hundred yearsand Redbreast is proudly considered the definitive expression of this Single Pot Still art. Built on a loyal following of ‘those in the know’, today Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world, and is today considered the definitive expression of the traditional Irish spirit

The £35pp ticket price (buy yours here) includes a cocktail on arrival, the tutored Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey tasting and a West Country Cheeseboard to nibble on while we sup. Sláinte!

Dan Moon’s Seafood Tasting Menu hosted by Novel Wines at the Green Bird Cafe, Thursday 31 March

If you’re looking for a slice of really exciting foodie news, you’ve come to the right place – or rather, you’ll go to the right place if you head to the glorious Green Bird Cafe (St Margaret’s Buildings) on Thursday 31 March. Why? Because not only is legendary Bath-based superchef Dan Moon (whom many of you know from his own eponymous restaurant during his 3AA Rosette Gainsborough Hotel days) presenting a thoroughly invigorating 5-course Tasting Menu, but each of the spectacular dishes will be accompanied by especially-selected tipples courtesy of the fabulous Novel Wines.

Dan is in the process of launching his own restaurant Yuzu, and he’s currently running a series of exciting private dining experiences. But this is your opportunity to see him do his thing, live in the Green Bird Cafe kitchen.

The menu includes enticing delights such as Salmon, Haddock Chowder, Parmesan; Scallops, Crab Risotto, Yuzu; and Curried Brill, Cauliflower, Wild rice, while the fascinating wine list introduces us to a range of impeccably-sourced tantalisers including Endre Demeter’s Estate Furmint (Tokaj, Hungary), Oliver Zeter’s Pinot Noir Reserve (Pfalz, Germany) and Vakakis Samos Vins Naturel (Patras, Greece); see the full menu here.

Tickets for this spectacular event are just £75pp but are limited to just 24 spaces, so clickety-click, double-quick right here… and prepare to swoon.

A Taste of India/A Taste of Spring at the Marlborough Tavern, Wednesday 16 March/Wednesday 16 April

Following hot on the heels of their spectacular Thai Night last month (which sold out in double-quick time, so pay heed this time around!) the Marlborough Tavern is hosting two more fabulous foodie events on Wednesday Wednesday 16 March and Wednesday 27 April.

First stop on MT head chef Jack Scarterfield’s whistlestop global tour: we’re off to… India! If you, like me, have never tasted Tandoori Quail, Beef Shin Bhuna or Peshwari Bream, now’s your chance; for full menu details, click on this link.

Next stop: Spring is most definitely in the air – and Jack’s poised to welcome it in in fine style. Asparagus, morels, Cornish pollock, Jersey Royals, spring lamb; all the classic Spring superstars (and many more) will enjoy centre-stage spotlight resulting in what’s guaranteed to be a stunning seasonal celebration – for full menu details, click on this link.

To make those all-important reservations (and be warned: space is limited, and both events are set to be very popular), call 01225 423731 or email reservations@marlborough-tavern.com today.

#CookForUkraine Bookshop Supper/fundraiser at Toppings Books, Thursday 19 May

On Thursday 19 May, those lovely folk at Toppings Books are hosting a UNICEF #CookForUkraine Bookshop Supper to raise much-need funds to help the people of Ukraine.

100% of the money raised will go directly to the fundraising initiative, founded by food writers Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina to “increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children and families in Ukraine who have been displaced by the current situation, those fleeing their homes and those in need of life-saving support inside the country.”

The menu (including cocktails from Odessa, Ukrainian Pyrizhky, Borscht, Black Sea Borek, Pampusky, Ossetian mutton and Sour Cherry and Apricot Pie) is planned around the recipes in some of Toppings’ favourite cookbooks from some of the authors who have long been friends of the bookshop, including, of course, Olia and Alissa, who will be joined on the night by Caroline Eden, resulting in a celebration of Ukrainian food, culture, and writing.

Tickets for the supper start at £50, but higher-priced tickets are available for those who are able to donate more to the cause. The ticket money will be donated in full as soon as the event is fully booked – so what are you waiting for? To book tickets, click on this link today.

For further information about #CookForUkraine and to donate to the fund, click on this link.

International Women’s Day Cheese & Wine Tasting at the Royal Crescent Hotel, Tuesday 8 March

Celebrating International Women’s Day in fine, unique style, the Royal Crescent Hotel’s next Cheese and Wine Tasting event will focus exclusively on the women producers responsible for some of the West Country’s very best cheeses – how cool is that?

Join Savouring Bath’s qualified cheese expert Mike James and cheese-maker Julianna Sedli (The Old Cheese Room) in the hotel’s cosy but elegant library from 5.30-7pm for a guided tasting journey through five spectacular cheeses accompanied by a selection of wines specifically chosen to complement the flavours. Now if that isn’t a promise to turn your cheesiest dreams turned into reality, I don’t know what is!

Tickets cost just £45pp but space is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 attendees – to make that all-important, essential booking, call 01225 823333 or email events@royalcrescent.co.uk today.

 

Thai Night/A Taste of India at the Marlborough Tavern, Wednesday 23 February/Wednesday 16 March

Following hot on the heels of their spectacular Burns Night event in January, the Marlborough Tavern is hosting two more fabulous foodie events on Wednesday 23 February and Wednesday 16 March.

First stop on MT head chef Jack Scarterfield’s whistlestop global tour: we’re off to… Thailand! Indulge your senses in a 5-course feast including Thai tongue-titivators such as Tom Yum, Pad Ka Praw, Cornish King Crab Som Tam and Guinea Fowl Jungle Curry (see here for the full menu details and line-up) and prepare to be Thai-tantalised.

Next stop: A Taste of India, Wednesday 16 March; if you, like me, have never tasted Tandoori Quail, Beef Shin Bhuna or Peshwari Bream, now’s your chance!

Both menus cost just £45pp. To make those all-important reservations (and be warned: space is limited, and both events are set to be very popular), call 01225 423731 or email reservations@marlborough-tavern.com today.

Weekday treat! Enjoy a free glass of Champagne with Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel

Book a weekday Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa any (or every!) Monday-Thursday from now all the way through until the end of March and enjoy a complementary glass of Champagne on the house. What’s the catch? There isn’t one! All you have to do to fizz yourself up is use the offer code WEEKDAY TREAT when making that all-important booking by phone on 01225 823333 or by email: info@royalcrescent.co.uk

Now that’s what we call a sparkling midweek tease…

For menus, T&C’s, etc, click on this link

Exclusive Trentino Wine Dinner at La Terra, Thursday 27 January

Trentino, Italy: spectacular mountain ranges, calming green lakes, magnificent valleys… and, at the heart of it all, the legendary Mezzacorona wine company, boasting over a century of winemaking experience producing single varietal wines that preserve the essential aromas of the Dolomites.

La Terra, John Street, Bath: a glorious recent addition to the Bath restaurant scene, where every aspect from service to food by way of presentation and overall vibe skilfully defines the point where classic, traditional Italian cuisine meets contemporary expectations (read my full, recent review here).

Put ’em together and what have you got? A very, very special Wine Dinner at La Terra on Thursday 27 January, putting Mezzacorona wines including classics such as Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay alongside Lagrein and Teroldego Riserva in the spotlight complemented by a bespoke 4-course menu especially created for this exclusive occasion by La Terra’s head chef Alex.

Tickets for what’s set to be a truly memorable evening cost just £65pp, to include drinks on arrival at 7.30pm and that 4-course menu with matching wines to accompany each course. Seriously, you do not want to miss out on this – but be warned: space is limited, and tickets will sell out fast. To make that all-important reservation, call the restaurant on 01225 482070, email bookings@laterra.co.uk or visit the La Terra website today. Ci vediamo, lì porcellini!

Burns Night at The Marlborough Tavern, Tuesday 25 January

Och Aye the noo! I’m eagerly anticipating raising a wee dram (or several!) to boisterous bard Robbie Burns at the Marlborough Tavern on Tuesday 25 January, when a special 5-course Burns Night menu featuring Scottish-inspired delights such as Cullen Skink, Venison Tartare and Braised Highland Beef Shin with Haggis Croquette and Whiskey Sauce to the table for just £49pp (optional wine flight, £25pp) guaranteeing a very good Tav-time for all… kilt or no kilt. 

To make that all-important reservation (and be warned: space is limited, and this one is set to be very popular), call 01225 423731 or email reservations@marlborough-tavern.com today. Là breith sona dhuit, Rabbie! 

Cool collaboration! Henry’s and Novel Wines Tasting Menu, Wednesday 10 November

Novel Wines: Bath’s very own unique, award-winning wine merchant specialising in undiscovered wines from around the world. Henry Scott: fascinating Head Chef at his eponymous little Saville Row bistro (that’ll be Henry’s, then) with a big reputation for foodie fabulosity. Put ’em together and what have you got? On Wednesday 10 November, something very special indeed…

…because that’s when Henry will be presenting an autumnal 5-course feast at his namesake restaurant co-hosted by Novel Wines’ co-founder and CEO Ben Franks who – after a welcoming glass of sparkling wine on arrival – will be talking us through the provenance of a selection of truly unique fine wines from his portfolio as Henry guides us through the delights of his menu.

Tickets for this splendid event cost just £75 per person; to make that all-important booking, click here… but be warned: space is strictly limited to an absolute maximum of 30 covers, so book today to secure your place at the party.