This week, The Pig is mostly…
WISHING The Oyster Shell’s ‘On The Road’ food truck bon voyage as it comes back out of hibernation and hits the road again, taking their award-winning fish and chips (and sausages, and bubble and squeak Scotch eggs, and more) to villages around Bath. Form an orderly queue in Freshford Village Hall car park every Monday, Bishop Sutton AFF car park every Wednesday and Welton Rovers FC carpark in Midsomer Norton on Fridays, all between 4.30pm-8.30pm – pre-order online, or simply rock up! (https://www.theoystershell.co.uk).
BOOKING today for the next Stage.Jacky pop-up Tasting Menu event hosted by The Peking Restaurant on Sunday 27th September… because last time around, it was unforgettably fabulous! Tickets cost just £65pp and there are two sittings to choose from (6pm and 8pm) but as space is limited to a maximum of 10 covers per sitting, places are expected to sell out fast; to book, call 01225 466377 (https://thepigguide.com/review-stage-jacky-at-the-peking/).
MAKING the most of September’s Met Office-predicted Indian summer at The Mint Room – described in our very own words (!) as “competent, confident, audaciously inspirational masters of the art of modern Indian cookery” – who have, of their own volition, extended the Eat Out To Help Out scheme every Monday – Thursday throughout September, offering diners 50% off all food to a maximum of £10pp (https://mintroom.co.uk)
SWAPPING the beer goggles for a quiz-ready clever cap at The Grapes (Westgate Street) on the first Monday of every month, either in person (tables by advance booking only, regardless of size) or online via the Zoom link. The quiz is hosted by digital support service aficionados Raucus Caucus, there are prizes courtesy of Honeys Cider… and a good time is guaranteed for all. Don’t be a dunce! Pay attention to the full details here: https://raucuscaucus.co.uk/whats-on/.
LOOKING forward to an impending meet’n’greet with Methuen Arms (Corsham) new Head Chef Kevin Chandler, who brings a wealth of culinary experience to the MA hob including stints at Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Waring and Rick Stein’s restaurant kitchens and describes himself as “a chef who is very much led by passion and loves to cook, putting our guests at the heart of everything I do.” Exciting, yes? (https://butcombe.com/the-methuen-arms-wiltshire/)
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