Yes, it’s that time of year again when the promise of Christmas is just around the corner. Literally round the corner, as the Bath Christmas Market sheds are being erected a stones throw from our café.
Whether or not you are a fan of the annual shed-fest, you can’t help but enjoy the atmosphere & festive spirit and also shout a loud “Hurrah!” for the seasonal return of Gluhwein (also called Mulled Wine).
As always, we will be offering fresh home-made Gluhwein in the café which we make ourselves to a traditional Austrian recipe. Don’t be fooled by bought in pre-bottled imitations (sadly widespread at this time of year).
Want to make some? Heat a bottle of robust red wine with a halved orange studded with cloves and a whole cinnamon quill. Add a splash of fresh orange juice & granulated sugar to taste. Bring almost to the boil then lower the heat.
Add a shot of Brandy or a shot of Amaretto for an extra kick!
Top Tips for the Bath Christmas Market:
Visit during the week if you can. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays are the best days. I cannot begin to describe how hard it is to walk around the market at the weekend!
The ski chalet at the Abbey Hotel (just opposite us) has a brilliant atmosphere for a tipple in the evenings.
Come in to Cafe Retro for a Gluhwein- it’s the best!
We haven’t had a stall in the market for a few years but we have our delicious homemade soups & goulash and of course the mulled wine here in the cafe for you to enjoy.