Bompas & Parr

DIY Decadence

A publication recounting a fortnight of pandemic feasting, from Bompas & Parr and friends.
DIY Decadence

Everyday occasions made unforgettable

London, 2020: During the height of the UK's first pandemic lockdown, Bompas & Parr launched a series of creative, isolation-friendly food projects.

Bompas & Parr and friends created fantastical at-home feasts and feats of dining, only requiring whatever’s left at the back of the cupboard and achievable within the home – creativity was the secret ingredient.

The project was inspired by an ethos established in one of the studio's first books – Feasting with Bompas & Parr: ‘Ordinary food in ordinary spaces can be used in such extraordinary ways to make feasting a joy for everyone sitting down’ 

Updates were outlined daily through Bompas & Parr’s instagram – @bompasandparr – and top submissions featured in the highlights, according to the following instructions.

- Use jewellery to garnish your dish
- Take a 'tongue's eye' view of a meal
- Invent the cocktail that sums up your quarantine. Explain!
- Involve flambé in the proceedings
- Create an exalted personal chalice.

Featured work was published in a slim volume documenting the project and circulated to all those featured. Bompas & Parr would like to thank all who participated, and to our sponsors who awarded prizes to participants:

Challenge categories:

Meal for 2 sponsored by eggslut – Chiquita Musumahadi

2 bottles No.3 Gin sponsored by No.3 Gin – Beth Lee

The Barbeque Meat Box sponsored by Farmison - Gasón Lisak & Nicole Vindel

2 bottles Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Range Sherry Cask sponsored by Berry Bros. & Rudd – Georgia Masters

Gold Fish Table Lamp sponsored by MADE.COM – Mae Lim

2 bottles of The King’s Ginger liqueur sponsored by The King’s Ginger – Michelle Campbell

Case of Clarks Special Reserve Pure Canadian Red Maple Syrup sponsored by Clarks Maple Syrup – Aurore Delabrousse

1 bottle Jägermeister Original, 1 Jägermeister Cold Brew and stag head pourer sponsored by Jägermeister – Karolina Slup

Bonus categories:

Best Cocktail Photography sponsored by Mount Gay Rum - Emilie Wall

Most Spirited by Bompas & Parr – Professor Harris

The publication

Copies are available through the B&P shop.