Friday 21st September 2018
It is with great sadness, but also excitement, that Elly Curshen, Founder of The Pear Cafe, announces its closure on Tuesday 25th September.
Following the opening of The Pear Cafe in Elly’s beloved Bristol in 2006, both her, and her daily Frittata, have become staples of the local community.
Elly is passionate about Bristol and supporting the independent businesses and friends that have supported her and that have become regulars both as suppliers and customers at The Pear Cafe. She will continue to live in Bristol and split her time between there and London for work and play.
There will be exciting news coming from Elly regarding her brand and future projects in the coming months and she looks forward to sharing her future successes with all those that have got her where she is today.
A note from Elly to all her supporters, locals and friends
“After 12.5years, I’ve decided to close The Pear Cafe. It’s all good, not closing for any bad reason (in fact trade is particularly brisk!), it’s just the right thing for me at this point in my life. New chapters and all that jazz. More exciting news soon but that’s it for now. Tuesday 25th will be our last day of trading. Thank you all for the ride. I’ve enjoyed unbelievable support for 150 months of trading and I’m forever grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you Elly xxx”
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Elly Curshen, owner of Bristol’s Pear Café, better known as Elly Pear and author of Sunday Times bestseller, 'Fast Days and Feast Days' (2016), is passionate about encouraging people to cook from scratch and try new things. Her bright, inventive, meat free cooking is influenced by world cuisine but always with an eye on the local greengrocers. Her second book, Elly Pear's Let's Eat! (2017) was an Amazon No1 bestseller (across ALL books!) following her appearance on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Other media appearance include Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, BBC 6Music’s breakfast show, Soho Radio, BBC Radio Bristol, The Pool, Stir The Pot and Olive Magazine’s podcasts and Mumsnet.
Elly has contributed to a wide range of publications both online and in print, including Waitrose Food, Olive Magazine, Stella Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Delicious, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Root and Bone and The Pool and was the food columnist for Instyle Magazine for over a year. She has also contributed recipes to both Cook For Syria charity books and produced two e-books, Let’s Eat: Elly Pear’s Home Fridge Deli and Elly Pear’s Fast Days and Feast Days: Tips and recipes to reset your diet for the New Year.
She is a judge on numerous panels in 2018, including Veggie Magazine Awards, Great British Food Awards (alongside Raymond Blanc, Michael Roux, Nathan Outlaw, Mark Hix, Rosemary Shrager, Dan Doherty and more) and a head judge for the highly regarded Great Taste Awards.
Festival appearances have included Abergavenny, River Cottage and BBC Countryfile and this year she is also appearing at Yeo Valley’s Valley Fest and Ludlow Food Festival. She is also a regular tutor at Divertimenti Cookery School in Knightsbridge.
Restaurant collaboration events include Silo in Brighton (winner of Britain’s Most Innovative Restaurant and OFM’s Most Ethical Restaurant) and Salon in Brixton and pop ups in various locations including Borough Market and Skip Garden in London and a recent dhal pop up at Corner 77 in Bristol.