New stretch target
In celebration of reaching our target of £7000, we're making an extended 'stretch target' of £8000. The funds raised towards this added target will go towards improving the event further!
We are crowdfunding to put on The GreatBritish Asparagus Feast!
A five course celebration of the short but oh so sweet British asparagus season!
The Feast will be held at Yurt Lush near Temple Meads in central Bristol on Thursday 5th May 2016.
Our stellar line of chefs means you can eat at 3 of Bristol's top restaurants in one magical night without leaving your seat.
As if that wasn't enough, Guardian drinks writer Fiona Beckett has designed a drinks flight to accompany each course.
Support us from just £5. Find out more below...
Josh is Chef Patron of Michelin-starred pub The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, just outside Bristol. He celebrates the best of British produce with beautiful food in a relaxed setting. He sees British asparagus as hailing the turn of the seasons. Josh will be creating a canapé, main course and cheeseboard.
Jamie Randall alongside partner Olivia Barry has been responsible for opening the much written about Adelina Yard on Welshback in Bristol. Between them they have cooked at Galvin, Corrigan's Mayfair, Murano and Odette's before moving to Bristol.
Seldon is renowned for cooking unbelievable fish dishes at Wallfish Bistro in Clifton which sits on the site of Keith Floyd’s first ever venture. He will be taking on the fish course at our feast.
City of Bristol College
A team of talented young chefs from City of Bristol College will be on hand to help create 70 of each dish of the five course banquet.
Drinks Matching with Fiona Beckett
Included in the price of a seat at the feast is a drinks flight designed by Guardian drinks writer and Bristol-resident Fiona Beckett. She will be sourcing the best tipples to serve from aperitif through to the cheese course.
Yurt Lush in Bristol is a seriously unique venue and we couldn’t be happier to be holding the feast in such a welcoming venue. The Yurts are a series of 3 interlinked Mongolian tents based just next door to Temple Meads. Yurt Lush believes in a field to fork ethos using local, sustainable produce to create seriously tasty food.
There are many ways to help support us in putting on The Great British Asparagus Feast. If you want to join us at the feast on Thursday 5th May you’ll need to pledge for a ticket. In exchange for £75 of the finest English pounds you will receive:
- One of the 70 seats at our once in a lifetime feast!
- 5 courses cooked for you by 3 of Bristol’s top chefs
- A drinks flight designed by Fiona Beckett
- The chance to hear our asparagus growers chat about this wonderful little veg!
We know not everyone will be able to make it to our feast so there are plenty of ways to support this determined vegetable from £5!
£5 =The appreciation of our 100+ British asparagus growers across the country!
£10 = One of the first bundles of the British asparagus season delivered to your door
£25 = A bundle of new season asparagus + a bottle of English bubbly
£75 = A seat at our feast: 5 courses plus matching drinks flight and heaps of fun!
£150 = 2 seats at our feast: 5 courses plus matching drinks flight for you and an aspara-buddy!
£300 = 4 seats at our feast: 5 courses plus matching drinks flight for you and 3 asparagus accomplices!
£750 = 10 seats at our feast: 5 courses plus matching drinks flight for you and the whole gang!
We have over 100 specialised growers across the country from Cornwall to northern Scotland cultivating this beautiful crop that hails the start of spring. It's a tricky crop to grow, each spear must be cut by hand and in the height of the season a spear can appear in the morning and be ready to cut by sunset. Each course of our feast will feature asparagus from a different grower, and each will tell their story.
"It's a terrific celebration of one of the country's most special, precious seasonal crops!" Chris Chinn, Chair of the British Asparagus Grower's Association
“I’m delighted that PamLloyd PR is running the Crowdfunder project for our clients The British Asparagus Growers. They are a hugely dedicated bunch of growers whose crop truly deserves to be celebrated in this way. I can think of nothing nicer than giving British asparagus to three of Bristol’s best chefs and then sitting down with friends old and new to eat what they cook with it. All the PamLloyd team are looking forward to 5th May immensely!” Pam Lloyd
"We look forward to the start of asparagus in the Pony kitchen as it marks the start of spring/ summer. It'll be a great night cooking alongside some of Bristol's best chefs.” Josh Eggleton
“Good luck. Let's keep promoting BRITISH asparagus!” Lucy Antal