Dine Naked Bristol returned in October after a summer break, with their fifth food-in-the-nude event involving taking over Bristol's Cauldron restaurant. The evening was a great success, with 35 diners tucking into a cheekily-themed four-course feast.
The evening’s specially-created menu began with an amuse bouch of ‘well hung cheese’ (home cultured cow’s milk cheese, hung for 8 hours in cheese cloth, smoked salt and salted cucumber). The banquet proceeded with a starter of ‘undressed crab’, and a choice of mains including roast rump with white bits and dumplings, lush sausage, or ‘shy coconut with bejazzled rice’. One vegan option was dubbed ‘In the Gnudi’ (cashew cheese-filled potato dumplings, pickled red cabbage, and autumnal greens). Diners then enjoyed ‘A Lovely Pear’ (mulled wine-poached English pear), and finished with a ‘Skinny Dip’ (raw cocoa truffle and fruit compote).
Despite the innuendo, we always emphasise that the events are not sexual. We want more people to be able to experience nudity in a friendly, safe, non-sexual environment. They were delighted that, as at previous events, diners included several nude first-timers. And it was great to visit The Cauldron - a proud supporter of local suppliers, with the UK's first fully solid-fuelled kitchen in over 100 years.
2018 will finish with a December feast at The Bristol Cookhouse (details and menu here) on Saturday 15 December.
All six events we've run this year have sold out within a couple of days, proving there's demand for naked dining. Venues are asking us to arrange return visits! Next year, we'll go to some new venues, return to some old favourites, and try some larger venues. And I'd like to arrange a special dining event in the summer. To find out more, visit www.dinenaked.co.uk. If you want to be notified as soon as events are announced, email firstname.lastname@example.org.