Generously-filled steamed dumplings are great at the best of times, but fancy adding a good glass of wine to take the meal up a notch? Well, two Bristol businesses have joined forces to host a dedicated day to all things dumplings and dim sum alongside a tipple or two.
Bristol wine bar, Cave, on Gloucester Road has partnered with Ah-Ma’s Dumplings to bring us Dim Sum Sundays. Starting on Sunday 30th January and from every other Sunday after, guests will be able to enjoy a feast of dumplings and dim sum dishes, all accompanied by wine from Cave.
Due to popular demand, Cave and Ah-Ma’s Dumplings have brought back the event because who doesn’t want to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon sitting back having feasted on multiple dumplings with a quality glass of wine in hand? It certainly finishes the weekend on a high that’s for sure.
From 12pm-4pm (or until sold out), the Bristol wine bar and shop will be open for walk-ins only and customers can choose from a selection of dim sum. On the menu you’ll find dishes such as pork and scallop sui mai; king oyster and garlic; chive crystal dumplings; prawn wonton soup; crab crystal dumplings, pork or butternut squash bao buns; shiitake and cashew dumplings; stir fry greens; and Cantonese roast pork with sweet soy dip.
To pair with the dim sum, Martin Hagan, the owner of Cave, will be proposing a selection of wines from small-scale sustainable producers. Martin founded Cave as a multipurpose space, aiming to provide the neighbourhood and local food community with a place to perch for a quick glass, stock up on provisions, or sit with friends for an entire evening of eating and drinking.
Ah-Ma’s, which has stalls at Finzel Reach and Tobacco Factory markets, was founded by Anita Cheung, whose passion is in providing nourishing food, taking into account where the ingredients are sourced. Ah-Ma’s make handmade dim sum and Cantonese-style dishes from scratch using locally-sourced produce from the South West, supporting ethical producers.
But be quick, as once those juicy-filled dumplings are gone, they’re gone.