Local Food Economy
Poco’s Wild and Foraged Feast
Poco Tapas Bar
Poco Tapas Bar, 45 Jamaica St, BS2 8JP
A unique meal celebrating the bounty of Somerset’s hedgerows and woodlands.
At Poco, a connection to our landscape, and to the seasons, is at the very heart of everything we do and there are few things that connect you to your landscape more directly than to get out amongst it, to pick its fruits and root around among its hedgerows. It’s that connection and that age-old annual bounty that we’re going to celebrate this November at our Wild & Foraged feast.
Our Head Chef, Ian Clark, and Sous Chef, Louki Koutakos, will be joining Poco Director Benjamin Pryor in exploring what forage is available this season, in the woods and hedgerows of Somerset; before letting that experience and the ingredients they find guide their menu.
As well as these foraged elements, the menu will celebrate wild game as perhaps the most sustainable option out there for meat-eaters. Not only are they some of the most delicious and flavorsome meats out there, but being wild-caught they require no inputs of energy, land or feed whatsoever, making them carbon neutral. Indeed, having driven all of their natural predators to extinction, it’s important we take responsibility for the negative impact that unmanaged populations of these creatures can have on our countryside.
This is a one-off event with very limited capacity – we expect it to sell out quickly. The evening will start with a foraged aperitif on arrival before taking our seats for a unique culinary journey through Somersets hedgerows and woodlands.
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