Overwhelmed by the sheer range of foodie events on the calendar during this year’s Great Bath Feast? If you’re finding it hard to decide which culinary offerings tempt you the most, never fear! There are plenty of events planned to let you get a taste of a wide range of new flavours and to tour the varied gastronomic delights of the city…
Kickstart the Feast by sampling the flavours of Japan as you try premium sake, or rice wine, the country’s national drink. Organised by Bath and Beppu’s Friendship Association, you’ll also have the chance to try out delicate Wagashi sweets (Japanese treats often served with tea) and sushi. It promises to be a unique opportunity to learn all about the country’s rich food and drink culture.
If you’re more of a beer fan, you won’t want to miss out on learning about Bath’s extensive brewing scene on the 4th October. Enjoy an ale tasting session as you meet a Bath Ales brewer and take a tour of Graze’s in-house microbrewery. You’ll get the lowdown on how Bath Ales craft the perfect batch of their famous Gem, and will be able to taste their unique range of ales straight from Graze’s beer paddles, accompanied by a food matching.
Speaking of beer and food pairings, during the Feast Graze Bath are also offering a handcrafted pie made with Bath Ales’ Forest Hare beer along with a pint of the stuff for a pocket-friendly £10. Make sure you take advantage of this hearty Tenner Treat!
As you may have gathered from the vast schedule of Feast events, it’s no secret that Bath has a vibrant food and drink scene. To explore the flavours of the city on the move, book a place on an Edible Adventure. These guided walks, running throughout the duration of the Feast, will give you the chance to sample all the foodie delights Bath has to offer – whether it’s a taste of Austen’s Georgian Bath or the more modern city eateries that takes your fancy.
The family-run department store will be offering the chance to sample some regional delicacies from bespoke hamper specialists Taste of Bath on the 30th September. Try a range of locally produced, artisan treats such as Bath’s own Oliver biscuits along with soft cheese and pickles accompanied by Bath gin or cider. Rossiters will also be hosting a tea tasting event on the 29th September, where you’ll be able to try some of the unique and heritage blends of innovative, UK-based company William Whistle.
For another chance to experience a moveable feast, book onto an Historical Tasting Tour with Savouring Bath. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey as you’re guided through the city to discover some of the food and drink of years gone by that has made Bath the foodie hub it is today. There are six tours scheduled, so don’t miss out on learning some gastronomic nuggets of knowledge about the city’s rich history!