A recent trip to London got me and Susie thinking about which fun restaurants to try out. After much thought it occurred to us that we had never been to any of Ottolenghi’s ventures despite being big fans of his cuisine. And so that is how we found ourselves at Nopi one Sunday afternoon.
Based on the outskirts of Soho, Nopi is unassuming from the outside and full of clean white and luxurious burnished gold on the inside. As we entered and were shown to our table our noses were filled with tons of aromatic and inviting smells.
The menu was fairly straight forward with a range of small dishes (to share as tapas or have as a starter) and about 5 main courses. The small dishes sounded amazing to me so we opted to pick a few to share so that we could try as many things as possible. In terms of drinks, we were still slightly jaded from the night before and so opted for a mocktail (don’t tell anyone!). I had a lush passionfruit juice with kumquat syrup. It came full of bright sunshine colour and tangy, refreshing flavours, I loved it! Susie had a cranberry, apple and cucumber cooler, sour and tangy, with the cucumber adding a note of freshness.
It’s almost December, which can mean only one thing. Our Scandinavian Christmas extravaganza is nearly here!
We’re super excited about this one and created a menu that should showcase the best flavours Scandinavia has to offer (Elk anyone?) and that its not all dill beetroot and gravadlax… although they do feature!
A bit of wintry celebration before we close the Manor for the new year. We’d love to know what you think of our Nordic feast.
This past weekend we held one of our rare afternoon tea events. We like to change up our events to include and indulge in one of our favourite culinary activities – baking! As usual we added on the usual Dinner at the Manor spin on our interpretation of afternoon tea. We didn’t use a specific book as inspiration for the event, we thought we’d use some autumnal flavours, new techniques and get some inspiration from treats that you’d usually associate with bonfire night.
Our guests for the afternoon were a lovely group of ladies – some repeat guests and some new. All looking forward to sampling our savoury and sweet morsels. To start things off with a bang, our welcome cocktail came in the form of a dark and stormy – dark rum, lime and ginger beer. A zingy, spicy cocktail to get the tastebuds tingling for the savouries. (Non drinkers got a “stormy” – the same drink sans rum!).
Tickets are now available to buy for our Feb – April events! We still can’t believe we still have so many guests who want to dine with us! You’ll have seen the themes we announced earlier in the week and we hope you’re excited about them – we know we are!
Book now to avoid disappointment by clicking the event links below – please remember our terms and conditions before you book
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March 2014 These events are now sold out
Tom Kerridge seems to be the man of the moment within the foodie world – his 2 Michelin starred pub The Hand and Flowers has been awarded the best restaurant in the UK and his TV show has sent him firmly into celebrity chef territory.
So it would be rude to not hold a couple of events dedicated to the big man himself! What’s more, what’s pub food without the perfect pint? Which is why we’ve teamed up with Ilkley Brewery to pair some exceptional ales to some tasty pub grub!!
Tickets for this event cost £40 per person. This gets you our standard 6 course feast plus 4 expertly paired ales (in the form of two pints and two half pints of stronger ale!). Luke from the brewery will be present on the 14th March to tell us all about the beer. For those coming on the 15th you’ll have to make do with us telling you about it! For our booking terms and conditions click here.
Saturday 22nd February 2014 This event is now fully booked
We’re getting the vintage china our yet again for an afternoon tea. This time we’ll be using Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II as inspiration.
Readers may remember our first Kitchen Diaries event back in 2012 and whilst not the obvious choice for an afternoon tea, we all know of Nigel’s love of sweet things and his flavour combinations will work so well for an afternoon of unique flavours and bakes.