Welcome to Feast with a Chef, which brings great food cooked by Britain’s top chefs to the simple and friendly surroundings of a village hall. We’re lucky enough to have been cooked dinners by a star-studded lineup of chefs including Michael Wignall, Ottolenghi’s head chef Ramael Scully and Nathan Outlaw (currently voted Britain’s Number One.) Most feasts have been in Long Ashton near Bristol, but we’ve also run feasts in Abergavenny (as part of the Food Festival), in Oxford (to launch Ottolenghi’s NOPI Cookbook) and even on a moving steam train! We’ve gone wild too with Soup & Starling, and Dawn Chorus, Feasts, celebrating birds and birdsong.
Great food deserves great wines so we ask a local wine expert to select wines of varying prices to match the evening’s menu and we sell them, plus local juices, at our licensed bar. Scroll down to read what both chefs and diners thought of the overall village hall feast experience.
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Feast with a Chef, 36 Royal Albert Road, Bristol BS6 7NY
Illustrations by Ann Edwards www.annedwardsart.co.uk
Adam Banks Cornish Fifteen Feast by Clare Hargreaves and Francesca Didymus; Richard Davies Welsh Winter Feast by Issy Stafford; Orwells by @StephenPerez70; Nathan Outlaw by Tania Richards; Dawn Chorus Feast by Ingrid Kvale & Tania Richards; Rob Howell, Will Holland, Chris Harrod & Olly Jackson by Phil Chisnall; Scully (NOPI cookbook Feast) by Stuart Ovenden; Matt Gillan (Michaelmas Feast) by Roger Menaldino; John Campbell and Steven Edwards by Chris Speller; Scully and Richard Davies by Ingrid Kvale; Matt Gillan and Silla Bjerrum by Stephanie Chadwick; Emily Watkins by Jeff Hargreaves; Michael Wignall and David Everitt-Matthias by Charlotte Scott