June 30 2014

This week, The Pig is mostly…

Joining boutique victualers Charlie Crown for their unique ‘France takes on The World’ wine tasting event on Friday 4 July. Will Loire Valley sauvignon be challenged by its plucky New Zealand counterpart? Can Burgundy find a worthy opponent in an elegant Italian? Does Malbec have the character to stand up to its soulful Argentinian incarnation? Go along and see what Charlie says!

Excited about the new one-day cookery course dates recently revealed by the Ottavia in Cucina authentic Italian cookery school just up t’road in Box: Regional Italian Bread Baking Masterclass on Saturday 12 July; Focus on Sourdough on Saturday 13 September; Fresh Pasta Masterclass on Saturday 27 September; prenota ora, Porco!

Rockin’ the pizza’n’cider combo every Wednesday night from 8pm at The Stable (George Street) when live acoustic music provides the perfect ‘eat to the beat’ backdrop

Lovin’ the new summer menus recently revealed at Graze Bar, Brewery and Chophouse (The Vaults, SouthGate), flaunting a range that utterly encapsulates the taste of a British summertime. Bargain hunting? Monday is BYO (corkage fee £5); there’s a seasonal ‘Dish of the Day’ plus a drink for a tenner every Monday-Saturday until 7pm; sirloin steak, chips and a glass of wine for £15 every Monday-Thursday until 7pm and Prosecco for just £15 a bottle every Thursday. Graze on!

Planning on learning new skills and supporting two very good causes at the Bath Cake Company‘s charity cupcake decorating classes, the first of which (Tuesday 29 July) raises funds for Bath Cats and Dogs Home followed by a second class in aid of CLIC Sergent on Wednesday 17 September. Classes cost £20pp and 100% of funds raised go directly to the charities involved. Hoorah! 

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