Another Adventure

Exploring the great ocean road...

Exploring the great ocean road...

2018 is going to be a massive year for all involved at Giffords and before we embark on that journey there is just about time for another. We at circus sauce have the wonderful gift of being able to travel for up to 5 months of the year as the circus gets put to bed during the cold months.

 

The boys and i in Melbourne 2017

The boys and i in Melbourne 2017

Having spent six months in each other’s pockets living, working and sleeping together (Ooh, Eer) you’d think we’d be sick of each other. Quite the opposite! Last year we ventured to south east Asia to sample some wonderful cuisine, culture and a little partying before heading to live in Oz. We ended up sharing a bedroom together in Melbourne myself working on the end of a pier cooking fresh fish and the others in some very good restaurants back inland.

 

Joey Velvet exploring salsa before we meet them in Buenos Aires... 

Joey Velvet exploring salsa before we meet them in Buenos Aires... 

Now It’s time for another pre-circus excursion this time to South America. We want steak and tequila, beaches and rainforest and of course 7 days at Rio Carnival! All these places, all this eating and eat we do all goes toward what we conjure during the circus season; there’s no better way of trying cultural food than going there in person. That’s why we’ll be travelling for years to come and something we are grateful to experience.

New Beginnings, adventures and a stage

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It’s been just over a month since we pulled down the tents, put the wagons to bed in their barn and our winter travels have begun. Last year we traveled south east Asia and cooked through Australia together as a group. You’d think we’d be sick of each other after 6 months at Giffords! Not a bit of it. Right now some of us are on trips in Europe, Hungary, Romania, Germany and France, there’s been a trip to Marrakesh, back to Asia to Thailand, Bali and Indonesia for a bit of a starter. We’re all back to the UK to spend Christmas with our families before regrouping and then we’re all going to eat our way through South America including Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chili, and of course we’ve booked Rio carnival in brazil. Circus Sauce is hitting South America!  It’s a hard life!

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We’re also pleased to announce that we are building a new restaurant and tent for 2018. The team will be back in full force with the Kitchenettes who have requested a new puppet stage. It was hard to say our emotional goodbye to the old restaurant with so much time spent in there and so many memories made but it’s time to move on. Our biggest challenge of course is to keep the feel, the intimacy and warmth that we created in that beautiful tent over the past 15 years. But fear not, we will still use oak tables, wax dripped candelabras, miss-matched cutlery, grand platters, glass tumblers, tapestries and festoons as our instruments with a bustling kitchen, hearty nostalgia and a damn good show for good measure.

 

Tickets are now available for 2018 and please avoid disappointment, make sure you book!

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