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.

August Event – A Homage to Rick Stein’s French Odyssey

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15th August 2015 – 7pm

We’re going tres chic in August to celebrate out little sojurn to France later this year. Regular readers and diners will know we are massive Rick Stein fans, having held Spanish and Indian events based on his books.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Rick Stein’s French Odyssey so it seemed apt to use this as our inspiration. We’ll be taking you on a culinary journey across the different regions in France!

If you want to snap up one of the 12 spaces, then book on using the link below. it’s £35pp.

SORRY SOLD OUT

June Event – A Spanish Lunch

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20th June 2015, 1pm-4pm
We’re off to Spain in July so we want to bring a little bit of Spanish flair to the Manor. Instead of our usual afternoon tea events, we’re putting on a lunchtime Spanish feast!

Think Pintxos, tapas and other wonderful delights washed down with a crisp cold Fino sherry. Perfect!

There are 12 spaces round the table, so book on now using the link below, cost is £30pp.

Sorry this event is now fully booked

April menu, inspired by Persiana

Hello Spring! After a bit of a break in March we’ll be back with our Persian event in a couple of weeks where we’ve been inspired by the brilliant Sabrina Ghayour and her lovely book Persiana.

We’ll be serving up a veritable mezze of delicious dishes, perfect now that the weather is warming up. What do you think?

April 2015

February Menu – Scandinavian Afternoon Tea

Where does time fly? We’re already in February and next weekend see’s us play host to twelve hungry guests for our Scandinavian afternoon tea. Using Trine Hahnemann’s beautiful book, Scandinavian Baking, we’ll be serving up delicious rye breads, a smorgasbord of tasty toppings and some beautiful pastries and cakes to boot, all served from our vintage china!

Have a nose at our menu and let us know what you think!

Feb 2015

Veg Out at the Manor

Last weekend we donned our aprons for the first time in 2015 for our January event. Veg was the theme of the evening as we dusted off Ottolenghi’s Plenty More to create a meat free feast for fourteen hungry guests. In from the cold, our guests were treated to our welcome cocktail, a rose, elderflower and gin. This was a fresh and fragrant concoction that combined gin with sparkling water, homemade elderflower cordial and rose water. A very simple cocktail but it got gin haters enjoying gin and one guest described it as the best cocktail she’d ever had! Sweet and floral it was certainly easy to glug!

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January Menu – Plenty More

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it has been month since out Christmas event – where does time go? After a short festive break, Dan and I are recharged and raring to go with our next event which is under a fortnight away.

A veggie event is on the cards to help cleanse the stomach after a month of excess and we’re using Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More as our guide. We’re shaking up the format for this one and serving up a mezze feast for our guests. Fresh flavours served up round our Victorian dining room. Lovely.

We’re busy testing these recipes at the moment and we’d love to know what you think!

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December Menu – a Chilli Christmas

Next weekend we’ll be hosting our final supperclub of 2014! Where does time go? As usual, for our last supperclub of the year we’ll have a festive theme, and this year we’re bringing a bit of spice and heat, using Thomasina Mier’s Chilli Notes as our guide.

Warming, comforting food to bring some festive cheer to December? Yes please!

We’d love to know what you think!

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