Saturday 12th July 2014 – Latin American Pop Up!
We’re excited to reveal the first of our summer pop up events – Dinner NOT at the Manor. For one night only we’ll be taking over a Leeds city centre location to bring the glamour, cosiness and great food of the Manor into an exciting new space.
The theme will be Latin American as we want to bring back food from some of our most favourite cook books and cuisines including Mexican and Peruvian – zingy, fresh food for a hot (we hope!) summer’s evening!
What you can expect The Dinner at the Manor experience turned on its head! We’ll be serving the same top quality food, six courses in all, with an additional welcome cocktail and sweet treats to finish.
Where will it be? Our venue is a secret for now but is a Leeds city centre location. They are very excited to be working with us and are planning an alcohol flight to accompany the meal. We’ll provide more details of this nearer the time and should you wish to partake then you’ll be able to pre-order from them direct.
Any other Info? We have 14 spaces round our table, costing £38.00 pp with no booking fees. For our booking terms and conditions please click here.
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Well, burger me – yet another burger joint has descended upon Leeds. Not that this is a bad thing. Oh no, this is a good thing. With so much choice on our doorstep it means that all burger purveyors need to up their game and I’m more than happy to inhale as many of the little meaty blighters on the way.
The Twisted Burger Company are new to the city, setting up residence at Aire Bar a few weeks ago. However, they’re actually old hands at this burger malarkey, having flipped them since 2011 over on the wrong side of Yorkshire (Sheffield :-) ) I’d read a few of the reviews knocking about over the past few weeks and they seemed decent enough, so we decided to head over to do some serious chowing down. Continue reading →
We have some exciting news about our pop up events for the summer following our hiatus from events at the Manor (darn building work!). Dan and I had a very exciting meeting earlier this week and we can now confirm that we’ll be holding a summer pop up in July.
We’ll be announcing more details within the next few days and you’ll be able to bag yourself a ticket for the event next week.
This will be Dinner at the Manor, but not as you know it!
After much practice and grinding of spices our Indian Odyssey supperclub, inspired by Rich Stein’s beautiful book from last year, was finally upon us this weekend. We’re always nervous doing Indian themed events. I’ve no idea why, given that we were doing Peruvian and Lebanese only the other month. I think it’s because there are so many people out there doing Indian food well and because I’ve never been to India, I feel a bit paranoid that we’ll not be authentic. Having said that there are a lot of people out there doing bad Indian food, full of ghee and poor spicing. Anyway we loved having a play around with Rick’s recipes and getting to know true regional Indian food that goes beyond the British take away classics. His recipes have proved to be fresh and exciting, not heavy and greasy.
Coming up next weekend is our final event before we take our hiatus from events at the Manor! We’ve been engrossed in Rick Stein’s India for the past month and recipe testing non stop to create a menu which we hope will introduce some of our guests to the delights of regional Indian cuisine.
We have spice grinders at the ready and can’t wait to serve up this tasty grub! We’d love to know what you think.
Last weekend saw us host our penultimate events before we take the Manor on the road! This time our theme was pub grub, using Tom Kerridge’s book as inspiration. Donning our best West Country accents and big grins, we were very exciting about producing the big flavours this chef is known for. However, pub grub isn’t pub grub without beer, so we paired each of the courses with some lovely beers by Ilkley Brewery.
Mind you – we had a bit of a trauma getting the beers! Aside from the bottles we also had a couple of kegs for the weekend….but no taps!! Luckily one of our lovely guests Dan, who happens to run a pub, came to our rescue. There WOULD be beer for our guests! Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago we were invited along to Trinity Kitchen to try out the new influx of street food vendors for the next few weeks. I was very excited to see another diverse range of food pit stops touting their wares. On offer for this session were MEATwagon, one of the UK’s foremost street food pioneers and are set to open up shop (MEATLiquor) in Leeds later this year. Two Asian inspired vendors, Dorshi who create fusion dishes from British Ingredients, Harajuku Kitchen from Edinburgh, who’ve travelled down to share their gyoza and okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) with the residents of Leeds. Representing the northern contingent were Cafe Moor – beautiful Middle Eastern food from one of our beloved Leeds Market residents and favourite places to go for food on the go. For something sweet there was Headingley’s Love Rouge Bakery with all their sugary, cupcakey, baked goodness.
Having been to these blogger tastings previously, I was expecting the usual casual affair of being able to mill around the vendors and chat about all things food with them. However, this time around it was more of a formal affair, with the event being a self styled “Blogger Secret Supperclub”. Something that piqued my interest given we might know a thing or two about supperclubs! :)