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. 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.
On Saturday 30th January 2021 we’ll be combining forces with Farm Wilder to run a Farm Wilder Feast celebrating pasture-fed meat that supports biodiversity. Farm Wilder is a non-profit social enterprise set up by former BBC wildlife film-maker Tim Martin to help bring the wildlife back to our countryside. It markets the meat produced by livestock farmers who are managing their farms regeneratively and going the extra mile to save endangered species such as cuckoos and fritillary butterflies. Farm Wilder’s farmers rear traditional-breed cattle and sheep exclusively on pasture, which helps manage precious wildlife habitats. We’ll be enjoying some of this sustainably produced meat at the feast, and Tim Martin will give a brief illustrated talk about the species and habitats Farm Wilder is helping rescue. The meat is sold through the Fresh Range online retailer, which will be offering special discounts to Feast with a Chef diners.
Cooking our biodiverse feast will be Hannah Thomas who trained at Ballymalooe cookery school in Ireland before working as a chef at The Ethicurean, near Bristol. She then established Herbs and Wild, running supper clubs and doing private catering. A wizard at foraging and fermentation, Hannah recently starred on Channel 4’s Crazy Delicious cooking series, judged by Heston Blumenthal and others, and now runs her own cafe in Wilton in Wiltshire.
|FARM WILDER FEAST: A CELEBRATION OF WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY MEAT
By Hannah Thomas, Herbs & Wild
Saturday 30th January 2021 6.15pm
Long Ashton village hall, Long Ashton BS41 9DP
£49 for 4 courses plus coffee & petits fours
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Payment through PayPal using the form below will secure you a seat. Your PayPal receipt is your acknowledgement of purchase and is your ticket – no other ticket will be issued. Guests will receive joining instructions one week before a feast. No refunds can be given. Due to the pop-up nature of the feasts and to keep ticket prices down, we regret chefs cannot make special dishes to suit other dietary requirements. If you’re part of a group please indicate this clearly (stating lead name) so we seat you together. If you need to contact Feast with a Chef please do so via the Contact page on this site, not via Facebook.
What’s been cooking
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