ASTE, TOUCH AND SMELL! with Royal Museum of Worcester
March to November 2023
I’ve recently begun a commission with the Royal Museum of Worcester which holds an incredible collection of Worcester Porcelain dating 1751-2008.
I’ll be working with the progressive Monday Night Club – a social club for adults in Worcester with a learning disability and/or autism, founded by one of their members Laura Gill, who develops an engaging schedule of activities for the members from discos to nutritional eating. Together we’ll be exploring the Museum’s Worcester Porcelain collection and histories with the aim of co-creating multi-sensory experiences, providing new ways to engage with the collection and enabling access to a wider audience.
Taste, touch and smell is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to explore Worcester porcelain’s food and drink stories through sensory experiences including workshops, performances, field trips and the Museum’s website.
TASTE THE JQ at GULP
Saturday 25 March and Saturday 15 April, 2-4pm
“Brum dining royalty and sensory visionary, Kaye Winwood, has devised a new vegetarian afternoon tea tasting experience and it looks about as incredible as we’ve come to expect from one of the city’s finest food aficionados. Inspired by a walk around the Jewellery Quarter it will mark the first in a seasonal series called ‘Taste the JQ’ and it will be popping an upping at Kaye’s Wonka-esque 10-seater dining room and food lab, GULP… The extraordinary menu of courses includes PINK (above) which involves beetroot meringue, whipped goats cheese and beetroot powder; MUSHROOMS, which is a mushroom and chocolate brownie (below) … It’s £45 per person and Kaye will map out her walk for you to emulate after your meal” Words by Tom Cullen, IChoose Birmingham.
Taste the JQ is a unique experience inspired by the Jewellery Quarter – this Afternoon Tea meets Tasting Experience is an edible reimagining of the neighbourhood in a celebration of a selection of its key locations, hidden gems and overlooked details. It is a regular event in GULP’s calendar and perfect for curious appetites.
£45 per person. For upcoming dates and bookings click here
Taste the JQ is the perfect experience for groups up to 10. The private dining room provides a private setting for friends, families and work teams. Contact email@example.com to discuss a booking.
PASQUA SUPPER CLUB at GULP
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April, 7.30pm
Mangia! Mangia! Supper Clubs are a taste of Italy right here in the heart of Birmingham. Taste the fresh Italian produce straight from Matt’s Birmingham-based allotment as well as special ingredients and home-made liqueurs.
This very special edition of Mangia! Mangia! Supper Club is a celebration of the Italian way of eating at Easter. Guests can expect a convivial evening of delicious food, freshly prepared in GULP’s kitchen. Matt will prepare a traditional 4 course Italian Easter dinner consisting of
Easter Lamb or Artichoke and Spinach Lasagna (V)
An Easter surprise
As part of the dinner, each guest will be gifted a traditional Sicilian delicacy of Angello Pasquale – a beautifully hand-painted marzipan lamb (pictured above) to take home.
For this supper club we are delighted to be working with 1485 Wines to source the perfect wines to pair with the meal. Founder Peter Bridgewater prides himself on seeking “unique wines for unique occasions” sourcing wines “from boutique-artisanal producers who care passionately about the land, the vine, the grape, the environment”. We were impressed by the lengths Peter goes to to source wines, travelling by coach, train and bicycle from UK to Italy to lower his carbon footprint. He works with wineries spanning from the North to the South of Italy producing unique wines from international and rare local varietals, selecting from vineyards who hand pick their grapes, produce and bottle on site.
£60 per person (excluding wine). Bookings can be made here.
DRINK & DRAW x GULP
Thursday 20 April, 7pm
We enjoyed it so much the first time, we’ll be teaming up again to present a one-off Drink & Draw with a focus on food and art, in particular the apple widely used as a source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. This special edition will include apple-inspired food and drinks. Details coming soon.
PASTA! PASTA! WORKSHOP AND LUNCH at GULP
Saturday 13 May, 11am-3pm
Pasta! Pasta! is proving very popular! This unique experience is much more than a pasta-making workshop. Led by Matt O’Callaghan – Founder and Chef of Mangia! Mangia! – this hands-on class will provide participants with a fascinating context, from Italian history, politics and agriculture whilst learning essential pasta making skills, creating semola based pasta such as orecchiette and cavatelli. Once the learning is over, the cooking and eating will begin as Matt demonstrates a simple recipe especially chosen for the type of pasta and guests eat lunch together in GULP’s beautiful dining room.
“Fantastic day making pasta (my Christmas pressie 🥳) from scratch at favourite place of mine #GULP @gulp_kayewinwood in Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham 🙌 Matt @mangiamangiauk was fabulous as always and not only told us bit of interesting background on pasta making but showed us how simple but delicious pasta dish can be! Absolutely loved it!!! Thank you @k_winwood for being a fantastic host as always 👏♥️🔥👌 x x I shopped on my way home and made the same pasta dish for my husband…his face says it all 👌😍👌” Teresa
Matt O’Callaghan knows his onions! He is a cook, grower, writer and teacher of food, specialising in traditional Italian and British recipes. Much of the food he cooks is grown on his own Birmingham allotment, demonstrating that you don’t have to live in Italy to grow Mediterranean food. His writing has received praise from Nigella Lawson, Rachel Roddy and Diana Henry and he has recently published Can Food Be Art? with Vittles.
£80 per person for all materials and lunch. BYOB. Book here.YOU CAN ALSO BOOK AS A GROUP:
This workshop can be booked for groups up to 8 in Gulp’s private dining room which provides the perfect exclusive setting for friends, families and work teams. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your booking
ALL THAT GLISTENS at STEAMhouse
Thursday 25 May, 5-8pmALL THAT GLISTENS provides a fabulous opportunity to join acclaimed artist Tom Hicks (aka Black Country Type), the award-winning poet Liz Berry, and sensory artist Kaye Winwood for a unique, creative workshop fusing together photography, food and poetry.
This three part event will focus on the overlooked objects and architecture that we walk past every day; tuning our senses to the neglected beauty that can often be found in abandoned things if only we hold our nerve and gaze.
This three-hour event will start at STEAMhouse in Digbeth, Birmingham and explore its surrounding area in the form of a psychogeographic photo work with Tom, an edible response with Kaye, and a poetry workshop with Liz Berry.
Tickets are limited – Bookings can be made here
BESPOKE DINING EXPERIENCES
Did you know we can curate a bespoke experience perfectly tailored to your special occasion?
I create bespoke dining events for clients seeking a uniquely tailored experience, be this for a birthday or a corporate meeting. I work with the client to discuss the occasion, listening to all of their wildest desires to create an event that they will love. Gulp provides a beautiful space for up to 10 people. I also work with clients to create extraordinary events at alternative venues for larger participation.
“Kaye created a bespoke meal and food experience for my husband’s 40th Birthday. It was superb: so creative and absolutely delicious. She responded to my brief perfectly. A true once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget! Thank-you Kaye for making such a wonderful memories for us.” Charlotte
CASE STUDY: Charlotte approached me to create a dining experience for 8 guests for her husband’s 40th based on his life journey from Tehran to Birmingham. The event began with Leaving Tehran on a Magic Carpet in the form of a Persian Herb Frittata, served on an intricate ‘carpet’ of yoghurt and spices (pictured above) and landing in Birmingham with an Eastern Mess – an Eton mess inspired dessert with cardamom infused Brummie Bird’s Custard, meringue, peaches grilled with cinnamon and honey, raspberries and mint (pictured below). There were courses in between stopping at a few of his favourite places, including The Shire and the Mos Eisley Cantina!!
Founded by Artist Kaye Winwood, GULP is an artistic dining room nestled in a stunning Grade II listed building in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. GULP is a meeting, learning and eating space for curious appetites with a desire for the extraordinary. GULP provides a beautiful setting for corporate away days and meetings; private celebrations; filming and photoshoots.