While many of us are feeling a little helpless in the face of the devastating war in Ukraine, Bristol’s hospitality industry is rallying to do its bit through the #CookForUkraine appeal – including a must-enter raffle
#CookForUkraine is a nationwide movement to raise awareness and funds to aid children and families in Ukraine who have been displaced by the current situation. Bringing together chefs, food writers, restaurant owners and home cooks, the movement encourages cooking, baking and sharing of Ukrainian and Eastern European-inspired dishes at restaurants, homes and across social media.
Between March 10-24, restaurants and food businesses across Bristol will be raising as much money as possible for #CookForUkraine.
First up, there’s a cracking raffle with fabulous prizes including dinner for two at Casamia, dinner for two at Little French or Pasta Loco, a £100 gift voucher for any Bianchis Group restaurant (Pasta Loco, Pasta Ripiena, Bianchis Restaurant or Pizza Bianchi), a Carpathian cooking class from Papadeli, and two tickets to Valley Fest 2022.
Tickets cost £20 each and you can purchase them online through Yuup. There’s no limit to the number you can buy, so the more you do the more chances you have of winning one of the amazing prizes. The raffle closes on March 24.
You can also contribute to #CookForUkraine by adding a few extra pounds to your bill when dining out at venues across the city – so you can do a double whammy of showing your love for Bristol’s independent food scene and supporting Ukraine at the same time.
Finally, Bristolians can get their culinary juices flowing by making Ukrainian dumplings. Ukrainian-born chef Olia Hercules has kindly given permission for her tartar steamed dumpling recipe to be shared widely and, over the next two weeks, Bristolians are being encouraged to get cooking and make the dumplings to sell in schools, workplaces and across their communities.
Funds raised from all three initiatives will be donated directly to #CookForUkraine.