The Great British Asparagus Feast

by britasparagus in Bristol

We did it
On 7th April 2016 we successfully raised £7,120 with 67 supporters in 29 days

We want to host The Great British Asparagus Feast! A 5 course celebration of the short but oh so sweet British season. Pledge below!

by britasparagus in Bristol

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 Eggleton

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

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 Curry

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

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

For the love and gratitude of the fabulous British asparagus growers!

£10 or more

26 of 92 claimed

£10 Reward

A bunch of the first British asparagus of the season! We’ll deliver a bunch of the freshest new season asparagus to your door so you can celebrate the start of spring with us!

£22 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£22 Reward

Two bundles of British asparagus & a beautiful bottle of English Madeleine Angevine white wine from Danebury Vineyards delivered to your door

£25 or more

12 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

Sparkling British asparagus bundle! Ring in the start of the British asparagus season in style. We’ll send you some of the first spears alongside a bottle of English bubbly from Castle Brook vineyard. Go on treat yourself!

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

Two of the first bundles of British Asparagus and two fantastic cookbooks Pulse & Spice Yourself Slim by Bristol based authors Kalpna Woolf & Jenny Chandler.

£35 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£35 Reward

Lunch for two at Bristol’s hottest new restaurant Adelina Yard Indulge in a 3 course lunch for two with a glass of wine at one of our Feast’s chefs’ restaurants – Adelina Yard. Go on!

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

A seat at the feast all 5 courses, just without the drinks flight!

£75 or more

8 of 11 claimed

£75 Reward

A seat at The Great British Asparagus Feast Join us for The Great British Asparagus Feast at Yurt Lush in Bristol on Thursday 5th May! A 5 course British asparagus feasting menu from 3 top Bristol chefs AND a wine flight from Guardian drinks writer Fiona Beckett. A serious treat for £75 per head!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

7 course tasting menu for 2 people at Michelin-starred The Pony & Trap A serious foodie treat, Chef Patron Josh Eggleton will create a 7 course tasting menu for one pledger and their guest at his Michelin-starred pub in Chew Magna. We’re jealous!

£150 or more

8 of 10 claimed

£150 Reward

Two seats at The Great British Asparagus Feast, enough room for you and a friend!

£300 or more

8 of 7 claimed

£300 Reward

Four seats at The Great British Asparagus Feast!

£600 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£600 Reward

8 seats at The Great British Asparagus Feast for you and a crowd!

£750 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£750 Reward

10 seats at The Great British Asparagus Feast for you and 9 asparafans!

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