In less than 3 weeks we will be celebrating Christmas at the Manor with our wonderful guests.
We will be cooking up some culinary delights from Delia Smith’s Christmas, so expect some classic pairings and maybe even some Leeds made wine! We’ve pulled out all of the stops to showcase sumptuous and seasonal fayre. We just hope that this will whet our guests’ appetites and get them excited for the festive season. Continue reading →
After what felt like a very long wait (and who knew October was such a long month?!) we held our River Cottage themed secret supperclub in honour of its 10 year anniversary. Plus it was an excellent excuse to go foraging for some free ingredients and cook up some weird and wonderful meals, which may have challenged some people! Thanks to our guests for trusting in us and for being adventurous. It meant we were able to dabble with some exciting recipes.
We’ve had an amazing amount of interest in our dinner events and we want to say thanks to our guests who have experienced, and will experience our evenings.
We have been thinking long and hard about future themes and so we are pleased to announce the next batch of events for 2012!
We hope you’ll find them refreshing and interesting, we’d love to know what you think! Also, if anyone has a favourite cookbook they’d like us to use for a future event, then please contact us and let us know!
Note – both dates are now fully booked but we have one space left for our March event
As February is the month of one of our highlights of the year (the wonderful Bradford Beer Festival in Saltaire) we will be pulling out all the stops out and pairing our delicious food with British real ales, yum!
We love a good ale and some of them have such complex flavours they deserve to be given the same status as a decent bottle of plonk. What’s more our cook book theme of the evening will be Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries. We’ve been itching to do a Nigel for a while now. We think his relaxed and simple – yet elegant food – is the perfect inspiration for a supperclub environment.
We’ll be taking the Manor back to its roots in March when we dabble with a bit of Mrs Beeton’s Household Management for this menu. We’ll be bringing some Victorian classics into the 21st century but serving them in our very Victorian surroundings.
We’ve all heard of Mrs Beeton from her world famous compendium of recipes and housekeeping tips. What is less known about her is that she wasn’t really a cook herself but was a journalist who pinched recipes from her peers. Despite this, Household Management is still an excellent snapshot of life in mid Victorian Britain. Beeton’s writing has undoubtedly inspired some of the biggest cooks of the 20th century (Delia Smith and Jane Grigson to name but a few) – but can her old fashioned wares stick it in the modern day?! Continue reading →
In April the Manor is going veggie and we’ll be using the Guardian’s veggie expert Yotam Ottolenghi as our inspiration.
Like Ottolenghi we are big veg lovers and yet are not actually vegetarians ourselves. We recognise that you don’t need meat to have a good old feed. We’ll be experimenting with some interesting and creative recipes from ‘Plenty.’