There is a (not-so-new-anymore!) food craze sweeping the country – the Pop-Up restaurant. This is the idea that a chef, or restaurant will take over a temporary venue for a night or two and cook up a storm for the lucky diners. I love these, there is a sense of occasion and of being at something slightly underground and edgy that makes the food taste fresher and more seasonal purely by only being available for one or two nights.
I covered one last week in 40 Alfred Place in Bristol where the head chef was Tara from Tara’s Table, and the occasion was a fundraiser for the Prince’s Trust by Sanderson Recruitment.
The glorious Italian inspired menu was complemented by a very un-British evening of summer sun. The plates were quite literally licked clean, and 40 diners went home feeling like for that night they had been part of the in-crowd. Whats not to love?