Sunday, 15 August 2010

Food adventure weekend 14-15 August 2010


What was supposedly a trip to the annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2010 has turned into 'food fiesta'. This is due to the ever unpredictably predictable wet British weather.

The day started with the sun shining above us. As we were driving along the M4 towards Bristol, it started to drizzle and by the time we reached Water Sky restaurant in Bristol it POURED down with rain!

Since it was raining heavily we decided to head back to a friend's place and wait the rain out. Sun came out sooner than we thought so we head out to Aston Court - venue for the balloon fiesta.

Rainbow above Ashton Court Estate
Lo and behold, as we started tracking down the hill towards the funfare, the sky begin to darken and few water droplets turned into another bout of heavy rain.

So we all decided to head to another eating place - HKD, for FOOD!
Kari Laksa

Red Bean with Iced Milk


And of course, the weekend must end perfectly with another trip to a good food place in the town of Pontypridd.

Bunch of Grapes  boasts a menu serving different food daily from local produce that is available on that day.
Bunch of Grapes menu
Oxtail soup with grilled pancetta and organic tomato

Terrine of chicken and pork with toasted bread and marrow chutney

Roasted leg of lamb with pearl barley and Bristol sunrise and rosemary jus
Roast leg of Welsh pork with smoked paprika with perry jus, apple sauce and crackling
Hand cut chips - crispy on the outside, silky soft on the inside


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging Esther! Your theme should be exciting and appetising, and so is blogging. Hope you can give us some of your recipes as well. ;)


  2. Thanks Chris!

    It is fun blogging especially on topics one is interested in :-)