Friday, 18 March 2016

What’s New in Bath This Week?

Well recently we must admit that we’ve been extremely excited about being the Media Centre for the Bath Half, which was last Saturday (March 13th). We had a lot of fun cooking delicious lunches and breakfasts for teams from (to mention only a couple) the BBC and Heart Radio. We also had quite a few of the elite runners staying with us overnight, and had the pleasure of being able to help Robert Mbithi relax and keep warm next to our nice log fire just after he had won the marathon. But just because we’ve been immersed in all things Bath Half for the past couple of weeks, does not mean that we’ve taken our eye off the ball when it comes to the rest of Bath.

This week saw the opening of a new restaurant, “Dough”, in The Corridor in Bath. Run by an award-winning Italian pizza chef, and another who has been the personal chef to the luxury firm Bvlgari, they serve pizzas with a twist that is as yet unseen in Bath – you can choose your dough. A few of the options include, pumpkin, hemp and gluten-free, and there are a total of ten different doughs to choose from. A must visit for pizza lovers and fitness enthusiasts alike – healthy pizza!

Dough is not the only development in town when it comes to fine Italian cuisine. Local favourite, Green Park Brasserie, has been busy building it’s own outdoor wood-fired pizza oven! Now that the evenings are getting lighter and warmer we’re looking forward to paying GPB a visit and enjoying a little al-fresco dining and some top-class live music. Tonight the fantastic Serena Elizabeth and her band will be performing from 8pm. They specialise in great classics from the American songbook, and if you haven’t heard them before then you really should go along and hear them if you can. Another thing to mention is that if you’re planning your upcoming wedding you might also like to know that the Green Park Brasserie will be hosting a wedding fayre this Sunday from 11-5, and there will be free entry and free samples throughout the day.

Saturday this week (March 19th), also sees a new exhibition opening in Bath. Bath Fashion Museum, which can be found just below the famous Assembly Rooms on Bennett Street (approximately ten minutes walk from Dukes), has had a hard time picking just 100 objects to represent the history of fashion, from the time of Shakespeare all the way up until the early 2000s. One of the star items is an incredibly old and intricately decorated waistcoat from the late 1500s, which is embroidered all over in silks and metal threads. The garments and accessories chosen are all ones that help to tell personal stories or are linked to remarkable events in world history.   

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