You’ll only find a few dedicated wine bars in Bristol. Even less south of the river. It’s why KASK Wine has stood out so much since it opened three years ago. Serving only organic, sustainable, minimal intervention and vegan wine, the Bedminster wine bar has a motto of: “Say no to sh*t wine”. It brings in some of the best bottles and has elevated wine palettes across the city.
KASK is now bringing a similar passion to the restaurant industry. Just a few doors down on North Street, Kitchen By KASK is set to be an ever-changing dining experience. It will celebrate the city’s diverse street food culture by offering various chefs the opportunity to get in the kitchen. They will stick around for a few weeks, serve up some fabulous and varied dishes, before handing over to the next hungry chefs.
Launching the Kitchen on September 9 and 10 is Fat Rice. Famed for moreish Malaysian comfort food, expect mouth-watering pork belly and braised shiitake mushrooms. All washed down with wine and beers paired by KASK, and a one-off cocktail designed to enhance the traditional spiced flavours of the food. This will be followed by the Persian-inspired KuKu on the weekends of September 16 and 23, including a unique Sunday brunch. Guests coming along should expect sharing small plates and Balkan brunches – using ingredients from along the Silk Road.
“It’s been a tough few years for the hospitality sector. Especially for street food traders, given that markets were closed for an extended period during the pandemic. So we wanted to provide a space where these genuinely unbelievable chefs could serve their food in a restaurant setting with a curated drinks list,” said co-owner Charlie Taylor. “Our customers at KASK are always telling us they wish we had a ‘proper kitchen’ to serve hot food as well as our cheese and charcuterie plates, so here it is… a proper kitchen!”
Others taking over the kitchen include the taco kings Basement 17 between October 6 and 23; Asian-inspired fried chicken legends Peckers from October 27 until November 5; and expect Big Nath’s BBQ to land on North Street for Thanksgiving celebrations on November 24 to December 4. And finally, Ubuntu and Kabala Kitchen will also be appearing before the end of the year.
On top of housing these eclectic dining experiences, the site will also act as the new home for The Mazi Project. They are a CIC (community interest company) challenging food poverty in Bristol. Turning Kitchen by KASK into a community kitchen on weekdays. To book a table or find out about Kitchen By KASK head here.