Local Food Economy

Buskers’ Banquet at The Scrandit x Winkle Picker

Buskers' Banquet

The Scrandit, 14 Christmas Steps, BS1 5BS

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Buskers’ Banquet combines the best of Bristol’s independent food and performing arts scene to create an amazing festival celebrating delicious flavours and incredible music.

What to expect:

  • A unique evening showcasing the best of Bristol’s food and music scene
  • Delicious, bespoke two-course meal from Bristol’s most impressive culinary talents
  • Two live acoustic performances from Bristol-based musicians

This evening will not only provide you with an intimate and enjoyable experience. It will give these wonderful Bristol-based talents a chance to do what they do best – share their passions with lucky guests!

The chef will have the opportunity to create, share and discuss their specially-curated menu. The performers will be able to treat the audience to an intimate acoustic gig, giving guests a special insight into their world.

Given the wonderful feedback Buskers’ Banquet received from their May series, they’re certain that this will be an event you won’t want to miss.

The Menu:

To Start: Scrumpy fried oyster, jalapeno mayonnaise OR Charred courgettes, marinaded artichokes, romesco (vegan)

To Finish: Devon crab and Crémant risotto OR Dressed puy lentils, roasted squash, green sauce (vegan)

Please make the team aware of any allergies and dietary requirements.

The Chef of Winkle Picker: Rachel Bull

“Hi, I’m Rachel Bull and I’m Winkle Picker!

“When not in residency I’m out in my caravan which is a travelling seafood and oyster bar catering for parties, events and special occasions. She’s my passion.

I’ve cooked seafood for a long time now. On old traditional sailing boats initially up on the West Coast of Scotland where the shellfish was dazzling and abundant.

Before Winkle Picker, I was at Wallfish Bistro in Bristol, which sadly is no longer open. My late partner was a native oyster fisherman on the River Fal, where oysters can only be fished under sail in engineless boats. The season is from September to March. Native oysters are very special.

Before cooking I was a stage manager and a props buyer. I like to bring a bit of theatre and a lot of kitsch to every event, party, or occasion I cook for.”

The Music:

Buskers’ Banquet offers unique performances for each venue, celebrating some of Bristol’s talented musicians, including Fritillaries and Oscar Ross.

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