Bears Pantry’s standard Christmas menu, as you’d expect, is actually rather above that level. Yes, there’s the desired familiar homely comfort of sprouts, pigs in blankets and trifle, but there is of course an opulence and excellence that lifts it far beyond the norm. There are shots, pickles, cheeses, terrines, herbs, meats, spices, glazes, and a whole lot more, all expertly designed into glorious flavour combinations that are both unexpected and make utter sense.
And in keeping with their year-round ‘bowl food’ menu of one-pot taste-sensations, there is also a Christmas version of ‘streetbowl’. Here, the stews, soups, curries and cassoulets are replaced by seasonal delights at reasonable prices. This is their more laid back approach, but nonetheless impressive.
It is this flexibility that makes Bear’s Pantry appeal to all. They have catered at Gucci shoots, at private parties, at corporate hospitality, at intimate events, and at fancy weddings. They have cooked in contemporary kitchens and in facility-less fields. Their versatility and personality adapts to always enhance each. With innovation, positivity, and above all, awesome food, Bear’s Pantry are transforming their industry, and are sure to be transforming a few Christmases too.