With Eat Drink Bristol Fashion returning to take residency in Bristol’s Queen Square from 1st – 18th May, organisers have confirmed that some of the UK’s best known chefs from across the South West will this year cook up a storm in the festival’s iconic tipi village.
The 3 week long pop-up event offers something for everyone, with free entry to a tapas bar with live entertainment every night throughout the festival, with one side of the tipi village transformed into a fine dining luxury experience where household name chefs from around the country will visit Bristol and take turns to cook for 100 guests each night of the festival.
A huge coup for the city, the fine dinging marquee will host a unique collaboration between two star Cornish chef Nathan Outlaw and TV chef Valentine Warner to kick off proceedings on Friday 2nd May.
Emphasising the depth of talent further West, culinary heavyweights including Simon Hulstone and Paul Ainsworth will also host their own nights while Jack Stein from The Sea Food Restaurant in Torquay will bring this celebrated event to an end on Saturday 17th May.
Keeping things ship-shape and “Bristol fashion”, The Pony & Trap – Michelin starred pub and mainstay of the event – will host its evening with Josh Eggleton in the kitchen on Saturday 3rd May. Up next, Bristol’s favourite brothers Peter and Jonray Sanchez will serve up some amazing food theatre on Monday 5th May.
Another newcomer to the tipis, Richard Davies will also cook on Friday 16th May. Davies is Head Chef at The Manor House and is a regular on BBC Two’s Great British Menu where he has served Olympic Banquets and ‘Lenny Henry’ themed desserts.
Josh Eggleton, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion Director explains;
“We have some outstanding guest chefs this year who epitomise the strength of the food scene across Bristol and the South West. Bristol is a really creative city and a leader in culinary excellence so this year we have brought these guys from around the region in to cook alongside some of the city’s most exciting chefs such as Toby Gritten and Romy Gill.”
“This really is a unique event that brings a unique collection of award winning chefs together for those after a gastronomic experience. For those after something more relaxed, we have our ‘British tapas’ menu which is accessible to all”
Luke Hasell, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion Director, explains;
“Eat Drink Bristol Fashion hinges on collaboration and this is what makes the event so special. It is great to see the South West working together to offer a totally different experience for everyone that visits the tipi village.”
A celebration of Bristol’s high-flying food and restaurant scene, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion champions a “field to fork” ethos, providing high quality, sustainably sourced food in a spectacular venue. The tipi is open each day for lunch and dinner, featuring an incredible ‘British tapas’ menu as designed by Bristol’s own Michelin star chef, Josh Eggleton.
Fine dining tickets will be on sale online from www.eatdrinkbristolfashion.co.uk on Tuesday 18th March.