Author Archives: Susie Barker

About Susie Barker

Wine loving, food obsessed geek. Spend most of my time experimenting in the kitchen, attending food type events or planning supperclub evenings for Dinner at the Manor with my good friend Martini Man.

November 2018 Menu

Next weekend sees us serving up a delicious afternoon tea inspired by our favourite GBBO and national treasure, Nadiya Hussain.

Think some traditional sweet and savoury bakes, but with some brilliant twists!

Here’s the menu, which we’re very excited about!

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2019 Events on sale…

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So you’ve had a sneak peek at our 2019 events so here’s your opportunity to book on!

Saturday January 19th Burn’s Night Supperclub (7pm-10pm) £35.00pp

Join us for our Burns Night celebration of all things Scottish!
Fully Booked

Saturday February 16th – Ottolenghi inspired lunch (12.30-3.00pm) £35.00pp

Get ready for a Manor favourite, our Ottolenghi inspired lunch!
Fully Booked

Saturday April 6th – Simon Rogan Inspired Supperclub (7pm-10pm) £35.00pp

April will see us push the boat out and try and recreate Simon Rogan’s delicious dishes.
Fully Booked

October Menu 2018 – 7th Birthday

Guess who’s back!? After almost a year away from the Manor (in my case!) we’re back and raring to go to celebrate our 7th year running Leeds’ longest running supperclub!

And of course we haven’t made it east for ourselves and are diving straight into things by using the wonderful book Roots by the even more wonderful Tommy Banks! We’ll be pairing this menu with beers from local brewery Wilde Child too to boot.

Here’s the menu, it’s good to be back!

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2018 Autumn – Winter events on sale

As promised, here are the links you can use to book onto our “comeback” events! We’re so excited to get back into the kitchen and welcome our lovely diners back to the Manor!

Saturday October 6th – 7th Birthday £52.50pp, including beer

Join us for our birthday celebrations, using Tommy Banks as our inspiration, we’ll be serving up 8 delicious courses plus you’ll get a welcome cocktail and 3 delicious Wilde Child beers included in the tickets price. FULLY BOOKED

Saturday November 17th – Nadiya Hussain inspired afternoon tea £30pp

Get ready for a decadent afternoon tea! Expect the usual welcome drink, delicious savouries, decadent sweets and tea & coffee. FULLY BOOKED

Saturday December 1st – Christmas Lunch £35pp

Yes, we’re already thinking about Christmas! For lunch we’ll be serving up 8 courses and a welcome drink, plus plenty of festive cheer. FULLY BOOKED

January Menu – Kaukasis Lunch

Hello and welcome to 2018! We’ll be hosting our first event of the year and my last one for a few months due to my ever increasingly growing belly and impending birth but never fear, Dan will still be holding some super special events in north Leeds whilst I am taking a break!

We hope this event will bring some cheer to those January blues, we’ve got some interesting, flavourful dishes lined up for our guests which we hope they will enjoy.

December 2017 Menu: Nigel Slater’s Christmas

This coming weekend we’ll be hosting two consecutive evenings where we’ll be celebrating all things Christmas!  Using Nigel Slater’s beautiful book The Christmas Chronicles as our inspiration we’ll be cooking up a number of not-so traditional festive treats for our diners.

We’re really looking forward to bringing some Christmas cheer and spirit at the weekend. We’d love to know what you think.

Sweets for my sweets

Just under a fortnight ago, we opened the doors to the Manor for our first afternoon tea since January and we were super excited! Using the beautiful Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh book, Sweet as our inspiration, we took really went to town and whipped up eight sweet treats for our guests. Needless to say we did offer up boxes to take away the uneaten cakes…

Our guests were offered a welcome drink of pomegranate tea fizz – this was deliciously sweet and fruity pomegranate tea from T2, combined with sparkling prosecco. The combo really worked and could be a great alternative to bucks fizz at Christmas!

We didn’t avoid savoury dishes completely – instead offering up a smaller selection to whet the appetite. These included some pan fried corn cakes, topped with tomato salsa and a fried egg. A spicy, tangy mouthful which was brought together nicely by the soft egg yolk. The next savoury wasn’t actually Ottolenghi inspired, but more Nigella with our brie, fig and Parma Ham toastie. A delightful combination of creamy, salty and sweet!

Our final savoury was a beautiful aubergine tart that Dan’s made before and couldn’t resist whipping up again as it’s so reliable and tasty. Homemade puff pastry encased baba ghanoush, griddled rounds of aubergine, roasted wedges of aubergine, halloumi cheese and a drizzle of mint, honey, preserved lemons, chilli and walnut syrup – literally all the flavours in one tart!

So, onto the onslaught of sweet delights! First up were some smaller bites, starting with little rhubarb and custard yo-yos, which were basically custard powder shortbreads with a sweet rhubarb butter cream. Homemade flaky pastry cases filled with a chai custard and topped with a burnt sugar brulee. And an off-menu extra of tahini and halva brownies – all gooey and not overly sweet due to the nuttiness of the sesame paste.

Next up were little palate cleansers – servings of kafir lime possets topped with a papaya salad. These weren’t as sharp as a traditional posset but the tropical salad worked well to cut through the cream.

Moving onto the “cake” menu were a trio of bakes, starting with some naughty banana cakes topped with a rum caramel. These pretty little bundts were basically a cross between banana bread and sticky toffee pudding. We added a bit of butter to the caramel sauce to make it even more luxurious.

Next were the Persian Love Cakes – legend has it that a young woman was madly in love with a Persian prince and in an attempt to win his love, made him a cake packed with magical love powers. Now we can’t say there was any love in the room that afternoon, but the cakes, heavy with nutmeg and almonds did bring some joy to our guests!

The last in the trio of cakes were little hazelnut, ricotta and chocolate cakes. Individual baked cheesecakes of ricotta, ground hazelnuts and chocolate, topped with a shiny chocolate glaze and roasted hazelnuts. Nutella fans will love this one!

If this wasn’t enough, then our finale was a massive blackberry and peach meringue roulade! A crispy yet pillowy and chewy meringue, slathered in cream and fruit and then rolled and covered in more cream and fruit. A brilliant take on a classic dessert.

Safe to say our guests were full and happy. We may have tipped them over the edge a little, but our motto has always been it’s better looking at it than for it!

Our next events are in just over a weeks’ time, where we’ve improved our theme from Rick Stein’s Mexico to a more festive Nigel Slater’s Christmas Chronicles. We’ve picked the menu which we’ll be sharing very soon and all we can say is, it’s going to be a good one!