Pop-up supper club – in a yurt
First, take your seat in a traditional Kyrgyzstan yurt in the grounds of Georgian country house Sparkford Hall near Yeovil. Handmade in Devon by Yurts for Life, craftspeople cleverly used steam to bend the wood to achieve the yurt’s authentic shape – and create a yurt banqueting hall, which will be lit by candles. Nice.
Then let the feasting begin. Chef Taimur Khan Palanpur from London’s Vagabond Foods has devised an-eight-course tasting menu inspired by the countries along ancient trade route the Silk Road: beginning in China, on to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Persia, Syria, Turkey, Greece and ending in Italy.
You’ll be noshing on everything from Chinese pancakes and little Kyrgyzstani pastries to Uzbec salad, Persian aubergine and yoghurt dips and fabulous and unexpected Italian cheeses – each with clever little touches linked to the spices and history of the dish and country. Intriguing. There are veggie options throughout.
And the booze? All crafted to suit the cuisine by the Hair of the Dog Bar run by quirky party and event planners Wonky Dog Productions (maybe you’ve been to one of their fab parties before?)
The pop-up’s on two evenings: Friday 27 or Saturday 28 April. Go with your partner, friends or get a larger group together – there’s a 10% discount on each table of 10. Make a night of it on the Saturday with an after party and a sleepover at Sparkford Hall – well, why wouldn’t you?
Tickets are £50 per person for the eight-course taster menu (drinks and accommodation not included). Book 10 tickets and quote GRP10 to get a 10% discount. BOOK HERE!
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The Silk Road – A pop-up culinary adventure. Friday 27th April, 7pm-10pm and Saturday 28th April, 7pm – 10pm (doors open at 6.30) at Sparkford Hall, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7LD.