Monthly Archives: July 2011

Scottish dining at its best!

I had the pleasure of supper clubbing in Edinburgh this Saturday. Those of you who know me will be aware of the mild obsession I have with the Scottish capital. It’s my favourite place to visit, mainly thanks to its beautifully grand architecture and proximity to breathtaking, natural landscapes. I have a big desire to uproot and move there one day – I’ll probably have to win the lottery before I can afford that dream New Town apartment however!! Continue reading

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Dinner at the Manor visit Birkby Lodge

As part of our research for setting up ‘Dinner at the Manor’ we visited Birkby Lodge Dining Club last night. Set in leafy Huddersfield this dining club is run by Mithu and can seat up to 28 guests. The theme was Greek and we were excited to learn about how somebody else was running a supperclub.

The house itself was gorgeous – a lovely old cottage with exposed wooden beams and low ceilings. It has obviously been renovated to a high standard with good quality wooden flooring throughout and lots of space. It had a great, airy atmosphere with candles flickering everywhere and it was immaculately clean. Continue reading

Mexico comes to The Manor

On Saturday I hosted a dinner party for some friends based on Thomasina Miers’ 2010 hit Mexican Food Made Simple, which has now been made into a channel 5 cookery show. Anyone who’s been to her chain of restaurants, Wahaca, will know that she’s brought Mexican food out of the stereotype of fajitas and chilli con carne. She showcases tasty food inspired by Mexico but uses ingredients that are, on the whole, from the UK – and why not?! Continue reading

Dinner at the Manor takes you to River Cottage

We are pleased to reveal our second secret supper club date!

Our November event will take place on Saturday 5th November 2011 from 7pm.

In recognition of its ten year anniversary our theme of the dinner will be Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s ‘The River Cottage Cookbook.’

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