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.

February Menu – Ottolenghi Lunch

At the weekend we’re holding our second event of the year and are using Ottolenghi’s simple as our guide. Think exciting, fresh, unique combinations all served up with the usual Manor twists!

Here’s the menu, let us know what you think…

Feb 19 SC Menu

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Burns Baby Burns…

Last month we hosted our first event of 2019 and what better way to celebrate than with a Burns Night supper to celebrate all things Scottish. We took traditional recipes and put our usual Manor spin on things. We didn’t do an Ode to the Haggis though, maybe next time!

We started off with a welcome drink of Bramble Mac, Dan’s take on a whisky mac using his home infused blackberry whisky. Paired with this were our snacks, which were a lovely parallel of “high end” and “low end”, the former being Dan’s treacle cured salmon. Scottish salmon fillet was cured for a week in a dark, treacly mix. Little slithers were then served with smoked mayonnaise and a burnt grapefruit gel.  The latter snack was a mini cock-a-leekie pasty, my take on the soup, but pimped up with double cream and mustard then encased in puff pastry. Just like they’d come fresh from Greggs!

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Moving onto the starters, first up was a beautiful smoked haddock soufflé. Again showcasing some of Scotland’s finest seafood – this simple twice based soufflé was lovely and light and came with a sharp, lemony fennel salad.

Next up was a gamey, rich venison and black pudding scotch egg. A soft boiled quail’s egg encased in venison and black pudding and coated in a crisp crumb. This was served with a tart, creamy celeriac remoulade to cut through the richness of the meat.

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For our mains, we served up two dishes both closely linked to haggis, which just had to feature. First up was skirlie, often referred to as “poor man’s haggis”. This was potato cooked up with brown butter, pinhead oatmeal, lots of sage, rosemary and thyme and mace.  These little cakes were served up in their own little pans with bacon and cabbage.

Next up was a dish based on the classic haggis, neeps and tatties, with the addition of pork belly. Twice cooked pork belly with crispy crackling was served alongside a haggis bon bon, creamy tatties and pickled neeps to cut through the richness of the meat.

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Onto dessert, which was my take on cranchan. White chocolate parfait was paired with a rosewater infused raspberry sorbet, fresh raspberries and a raspberry and oat crumble. cool, creamy, tart and crunchy. Delicious.

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To finish off the evening, our guests were treated to a wee dram and Dan’s moreish whisky chocolate fudge. This was a lovely event to kick off 2019, with a mix of returning and new guests this was a relaxed, enjoyable event. But it doesn’t stop there. Next weekend we’ll be hosting our Ottolenghi lunch and we’ll be sharing the menu for that tomorrow.

December Menu – American Christmas

It’s time to mention the “C” word… Christmas! Next weekend we’ll be hosting our Christmas event and we’ll be taking inspiration from all things USA.

We’ll be cooking up some fun dishes with some American twists and festive cheer. Dan’s already got the tree up and here’s the menu. We can’t wait!

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

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