I started Tastour 10 years ago with the aim to create a club in London where people could come together and share foodie experiences.
At the time, I had a core base of friends, but most of them only wanted to check out a new restaurant for special occasions. They didn’t place any value on life enriching experiences, 600 events later and we have a successful recipe.
This month for meetup members include…
We have Decanter wine festival 4th November (one FREE ticket left for a new member of Bon Vivants), more details here
Next week we have our monthly city social and wine tasting on the 6th November, more details here.
For the single people in the event, don’t miss the tasting on the 15th November when we team up with London’s matchmaker, more detail here.
On the 20th November we are learning to hand paint wine glasses, details here.
Want more events?
Whilst meetup is great, I’ve found that there can lack a sense of community. So I created a top secret club, called Bon Vivants. For years the club has been operating underground. Events are arranged via WhatApp with no involvement of the Tastour website or meetup – just a group of people with a thirst to explore.
Do you have the thirst to explore new experiences? If so, you will fit right in with us!
How it works:
1. Bon Vivant members join through http://tastour.com/member-registration/
2. Then joins the whatsapp group and signs up to one of the many events already planned or…
3. A member suggest an event with the date, time, location and price
4. When 2 or more people express interest, the member creates a doodle poll to find a mutual date.
5. The host makes the booking, buys the tickets and sets up a private group just for that event for people to discuss the details.
Special Interest Groups include:
We have group chats for each of the following types of events
Cocktails & Co.
Secret bars, high end hotels, pop ups and immersive experiences or off the beaten track can be arranged in this group. The only requirement is handmade syrups and a signature list.
Pubs & Pints
From an after work quick half to a day at a festival, craft beer and real ale is what this group is all about. From Gastropubs to traditional Fireplaces and Pub lunches with walks (possibly even in the countryside) this group is for meeting in true English style.
£100 Lunch Club
For those that would like to explore top restaurants but at the reduced lunch price. Expect the bill with wine and service to be around £100. (Might be more or less) This group isn’t for deal seekers, its for experience seekers.
Market & Stalls
For inviting others to events that has local people selling their crafts… be it food or art.
Come Dine with Me Dinner Parties
Hosted in the home of a member, each guest is asked to ‘bring and share’ one course and a matching wine. Members are happy to help with what wine to bring, and you do not need to host in order to attend. As long as you make an effort with your food and wine. (Suggested byo wine price is £15-30)
From Jazz to out door theatre and talks to walks, here members get together and organise fantastic gigs…
ESCAPE Room Comrades
Join our international team of code crackers. The clock is ticking!
3rd Nov- Bring and Share at Ira’s (full)
4th Nov – Decanter (see www.tastour.com)
6th Nov – Social Tasting (see www.tastour.com)
17th Nov – Visit to Brockley Market (Join the Market and Stalls Group)
20th Nov- Learn to hand paint wine glasses (see web – need more to book asap)
23rd Nov – Cocktails at Dandelion (Join the Cocktail Group)
1st Dec – Cocktails and Dinner at The Langham (voted best bar in the world)
2 spots left, join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GKLsr1ZDS7FHr2Pe31WoP93rd
Dec – Social Tasting (pls book on web asap)
15th Dec – Holiday Bring and Share at Matt and Kelly’s join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CIJ29J97vcqGwNOQlbfrar
17th Dec – Holiday Tavern Tour (to be confirmed)
9th Jan – Social Tasting, bubbles (pls book on web asap)
19th Jan – Bring and Share at Gary’s, all are welcomed (To be Confirmed)
23rd Jan – Grand Expedition immersive (might be full, not sure atm as the new system to book without a charge to you failed)
25th Jan – – Social Tasting, whisky (not online yet)
26th Apr – Lego Brick Bar Pop Up
27th Apr – Canal Boat and wine tasting (see web)
Active group chats to discuss events:
Gourmet bus tour
Clover #33 best restaurants in the world
Gary’s Bring and Share Dinner Party
How to join?
As you can see, we have a very active behind the scenes community which for around £5 a month you can be a part of. Membership is £70 per year, which includes up to 10 wine tastings and exclusive invites to dinner parties hosted in members homes, pop ups, discounted michelin starred dinning and a lot more. Join here: http://tastour.com/member-registration/
Not ready to join a group of experience seekers? But would like to just come along to an event you are more than welcome to attend any of the events listed on www.tastour.com
Adventure awaits and I hope you’ll join us soon!