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About martinimanleeds

Martini Man lives in West Leeds and a is rabid foody and obsessive home cook. He has recently set up West Leeds' very first Secret Supper Club, Dinner at the Manor, with his friend Sticky Pinny. The supperclub aims to use locally sourced ingredients that are not typically found on restaurant menus. It also runs 'wine and dine' events that pair wines (or soemtimes even ales) to food - yum!

Sneak Peek – 2019 events round up

So in summary our 2019 events will be as follows, you’ll be able to buy tickets for these on this site on Friday 9th November at midday:

Sat 19th Jan 2019 – Scottish Feast Supperclub

Sat 16th Feb 2019 – Ottolenghi Lunch

Sat 13th April 2019 – Rogan Supperclub

 

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Sneak Peek – Rogan Supperclub

Saturday 6th April 2019 (7pm to 10pm) £35pp

We’re revealing a sneak peek of next year’s supperclub dates every night this week. Next up is our April event, which will be a Feast inspired by Simon Rogan’s book ‘Rogan’ which is all about reconnecting food and nature. We’ve coveted Simon’s food at L’enclume for years and it will be extremely exciting to bring even the humblest of those dishes to the Manor. Expect the best ingredients, cooked simply and well, with the odd peppering of foraged treats. £35pp gets you a welcome cocktail, an 8 course tasting menu and it’s BYOB. We cater for most dietary requirements so long as you let us know when you book.

So that’s it for our 2019 announcements! All will go on sale at midday on Friday 9th November on this site. Keep your eyes peeled!

Sneak Peek – Ottolenghi Lunch

Saturday 16th February 2019 (12.30pm to 3pm) – £35pp

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We’re revealing a sneak peek of our 2019 supperclub dates every night this week. Next up in February will be a fresh and tasty lunch inspired by Ottolenghi’s newest and very beautiful book ‘Simple’ – knowing Ottolenghi it’ll be anything but simple! Expect exciting middle Eastern flavours with lots of innovative and creative twists and fusions. £35pp gets you a welcome drink, an 8 course tasting menu and it’ll be BYOB too! We cater for most dietary requirements, just let us know when you book. These events are always quick to book up, so be quick if you want to join us!

Tomorrow we’ll be revealing our April event and then all will go on sale at midday on Friday 9th November on this site.

Sneak Peek – January Scottish Feast

Saturday 19th January 2019 (7pm to 10pm) – £35pp

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We’re revealing a sneak peek of next year’s supperclub dates every night this week. First up is our January event, which will be a Scottish Feast supperclub on Saturday 19th January 2019. This ties in nicely with Burns night the following week – think delicious Scottish game, hearty stews, smoked fish, haggis (with a twist!) and rugged, peaty whisky flavours. £35pp gets you a welcome cocktail, an 8 course tasting menu and it’s BYOB. Come and warm your cockles with us as an antidote to the January blues! We cater for most dietary requirements so long as you let us know when you book.

Tomorrow we’ll reveal our February event and all will go on sale at midday on Friday 9th November on this site.

Last minute spaces available!

Due to a last minute cancellation we have two spaces now available for our afternoon tea event on Saturday 17th November 2pm to 4pm. This event has been fully booked for some time so it’s a rare opportunity to join our supperclub table! £30pp gets you a welcome drink, tons of savouries, lashings of sweets and bottomless Yorkshire tea and freshly brewed coffee, plus you can bring your own booze! The theme will be the recipes of the fab Nadiya Hussain, who has a really creative and tasty approach to fusion cooking. We’ll be selling these spaces first come first served, just drop us a line at dinneratthemanor@gmail.com and we’ll send you the payment link. See you soon!

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Wilde Roots

We hosted our first event in 6 months at the start of October, in honour of our 7th birthday. Susie was fresh from maternity leave and we thought, what better way to ease ourselves into supper clubbing than theming it round Michelin starred Tommy Banks’ book ‘Roots’! Needless to say we fiddled around with some of the ingredients and techniques to make it a bit more accessible!

Tommy is big into seasonality, fermenting, infusing and pickling. We kick started this theme with a welcome cocktail we called ‘Bramble Mac’. At its core this was whisky infused with blackberries and topped up with ginger beer. The blackberry whisky takes the smoky edge off the spirit and makes it very palatable and autumnal.

Snacks included little portions of thrice cooked parsnip chips served with a tangy, smoky beetroot ketchup. We also made little cheese and potato dumplings atop a herby tartare sauce.

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For starters Susie served up a colourful marinated heritage tomato salad, accompanied with pickled cucumber, herb oil, toasted pumpkin seeds and shavings of frozen goats cheese. Also offered was a flavourful onion braised spelt with truffle. Nutty spelt was cooked down in a sweet and umami packed onion broth and then served atop a cheesy custard and sliced truffle.

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For mains we started with a wedge of hispi cabbage that was charred and then roasted slowly in the oven, regularly basted with a smoky miso butter. This came with a fermented turnip puree that was about two months in the making and various pickled veggies – the perfect sweet, salty, sour combo.

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The meat course was seared venison loin, accompanied by butter roasted celeriac, pickled blackberries and rosemary salt. The lightly pickled blackberries cut through the rich gamey venison and the rosemary salt added a pungent herbal note.

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Dessert came in the form of little raspberry tarts – an almond pastry topped with berries and then smothered in a hay infused cream. I kid you not, hay was toasted in the oven and then infused with warm cream overnight. The result was quite nutty and tea-like, I recommend! This came with a cream cheese ice cream and lashings of berry coulis.

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Petit fours were mini almond and apple cakes. Think a Bakewell cake minus berries and with apple!

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As it was our birthday every guest also got three cans of Wilde Child beer. This beer is brewed less than a mile from the Manor and whilst strong, comes in lots of exciting and tasty flavours. We showcased some of their signature brews including:

  • Opaque Reality – Mango and Passionfruit Milkshake IPA
  • Beyond Redemption – Pineapple Milkshake IPA
  • Hedonistic Existence – Chocolate Ganache Stout

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We probably bit off more than we could chew, but it was good to be cooking again! If you like the sound of that then you can give all of this a go at Tommy’s new restaurant in York, which has the same name as the book. We’ll be back in November with afternoon tea inspired by the recipes of the lovely Nadiya Hussain.

Supperclub space available due to last minute cancellation

SOLD OUT NOW – THANKS FOLKS

Due to a last minute cancellation we now have a space available at our come back supperclub event on Saturday 6th October 2018. It’s also our 7th birthday so we’ll be celebrating in style by cooking up food from Tommy Banks’ recent book ‘Roots’ as well as pairing with beer from local brewery Wilde Child. £52.50 gets you 8 courses, a welcome cocktail and three tasty beers. To claim the space drop simply us a line on dinneratthemanor@gmail.com and we’ll send you the payment link. First come first served! This event sold out quickly so be quick to bag this space if you want to join our communal and convivial table.