I have a particular love for the combination of yoga and food events. The opportunity to chill and chat with your fellow yogis over some delicious food is just lovely. 🙂 How to make this more Bristol? Put the yoga class on the harbourside!
Fusion Chef, Anupreet Attridge, had the idea sitting outside Spoke and Stringer to utilise the calming ways of the water for an evening of nurture of nourishment. Greeted with a delicious glass of golden milk – a delicious blend of oat milk, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric and honey – we sat on our yoga mats looking out on the water, easily forgetting any busy days.
Hatha Yoga Teacher Melissa McCormack Davis took us through a fairly restorative yoga class. Yoga on the floating setting is pretty dreamy. Luckily there were no tricky balances – as it’s hard to focus when everything is bobbing about around you. I tried looking at a duck and went very wobbly.
Then for a gorgeous two course vegetarian supper from Anupreet – a Bristol-based chef, recipe writer and cooker teacher who has recently left her corporate career to follow her foodie dreams.
We have been absolutely SPOILT with the weather recently (basically feel like I am living in a different country) so luckily got to dine al fresco at the Spoke & Stringer Deli. The stunning sharing plates included:
- Red Lentil Dal
- Roasted Turmeric & Fennel Cauliflower (anyone else have a bit of an obsession with cauliflower recently?)
- Quinoa Pillau, infused with Cinnamon, Bay Leaves & Cumin Seeds and garnished with Almond Flakes
- Sweet Potato & Black Eyed Bean Cumin Spiced Rosti
- Salad of radish, cucumber & celery
Pudding was a scrumptious selection of:
- Himalayan Fruit Salad, Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Peaches, Melon & Grapes served with a Saffron infused Coconut Yoghurt
- Cinnamon Raspberry Red Velvet Tart
- Vegan Chocolate Fudgey Bites
Thank you for my gorgeous little candle gift, with stunning wrapping from Giftfrippery (the Mary Poppins of gift wrapping) – my room smells dreamy at the moment.
Anupreet is running regular pop-ups, featuring recipes from her upcoming book “Cook, Fuse, Eat” as well as teaching Indian Cookery at the The Bristol Cookhouse. Her food tastes just as beautiful as it looks. Stunning combination of flavours and textures. And you can’t help but be taken in by her passion for the food she is creating.
Disclaimer: I was provided this event free of cost, however I was not asked to send any copy in advance and this didn’t affect my opinion of the meal – all thoughts are my own.