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2016 dates… On sale soon!

We’ve had a flurry of lovely people getting in touch asking about any new events coming up. As you know we’re currently sold out for our 2015 events, but we can now share with you our dates and themes for the first few months of 2016! They’ll go on sale on Friday 23rd Oct at 12 noon! Eek, talk about being well prepared! So without further ado, 2016 will bring us….

January 16th 2016 – Eastern Europe, inspired by Mamushka

We’ll be trying our hand at the flavours of eastern Europe using the beautiful Mamushka as our guide. Written by my new girl crush Olia Hercules (I want to be able to rock a head scarf like she does!!) we’ll we sharing dishes from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and beyond! Tickets for this event will be £35pp

February 6th 2016 – Latin American Lunch

We’ll be revisiting the sunny climes of Latin America for a wonderful lunchtime event. The sour, smoky, fresh flavours of this cuisine is sure to get your tastebuds singing! I do wonder how many limes we’ll get through this time? We’ll be using a number of our favourite books, for this one, including Ceviche, Wahaca. Tickets will be £30pp.

March 12th – Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries III Lunch

We’ll be taking inspiration from our “Nige” for this lunchtime event, using the third of his Kitchen Diaries books. Using simple ingredients to make tasty, comforting, stunning dishes, we can’t wait for this event! For this lunch, tickets are £30pp

April 30th 2016 – Rick’s Stein’s Byzantine

We’ll be showcasing the delight’s of Rick Stein’s newest book Byzantine: From Venice to Istanbul in April and we can’t wait! We’ll be cooking up delights from Venice via Croatia, Greece and into Turkey. An eclectic mix, but all with that Byzantine spicing! Tickets for this will be £35pp

We hope these events are getting your juices flowing, so be quick and make sure you grab yourself a space at our table. Tickets on sale on the blog from Midday on Friday 23rd October!

Spaces Available for August’s French Supperclub!

Due to a cancellation some last minute spaces have become available for our French Odyssey event on Saturday 15th August (7pm-11pm). There are 3 spaces available at a cost of £35pp which gets you the full Manor feast and a welcome cocktail. The menu is just being finalised now and will contain lots of classic French meat and fish dishes, so would suit diners who do not have aversions to these ingredients!

A fellow supperclubber is selling these spaces on as they are unable to attend. If you’d like to grab them quick then email

Chai Pannacotta Recipe

As promised here is the recipe for the chai pannacotta that went down so well at our Indian Odyssey supperclub a few weeks back. Rick’s book is not that great for puds, but we’ll let him off as it’s fab for savoury! Anyway with a little bit of an experiment and using masala chai as inspiration I soon came up with this little beauty.  I had to have a play around with the gelatine to get the right set. I served them in little terracotta pots and I wanted the right level of luscious wobble and not something that was set hard like rubber! I do love a creamy decadent pannacotta and wouldn’t normally mess around with additional flavours. However I think the ginger and the spices really gave it a comforting, earthy depth. The natural yoghurt seems a minor ingredient but do include it as it creates a subtle sharpness to cut through the naughty sweet cream. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients for 4 pannacottas:

  • 300ml double cream
  • thumb sixed piece of fresh root ginger (bruised)
  • Half a stick of cinnamon
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 chai teabag
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 125ml whole fat milk
  • 1 x tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • 1.5 – 2 leaves of gelatine (I used ones that were about 2g each)

In a pan heat your cream to a simmer and then take off the heat. Now add the cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and chai tea bag and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Now strain the spices out of the cream. Put the cream back into a pan with the sugar and heat through to dissolve the sugar. Now whisk in the milk and yoghurt. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for about 5 minutes (I found 1.5 leaves gave a lovely soft and creamy set). Whisk the softened gelatine into the creamy mix. At this stage I strained the whole mixture again to remove any stubborn bits of spice, or lumps of yoghurt and gelatine not fully combined, it means your mix will be lovely, light and creamy. Pour it into your desired dishes/ moulds and chill for a minimum of two hours. Serve with fresh fruit and shortbread!

Exciting News – Dinner NOT at the Manor

We have some exciting news about our pop up events for the summer following our hiatus from events at the Manor (darn building work!). Dan and I had a very exciting meeting earlier this week and we can now confirm that we’ll be holding a summer pop up in July.

We’ll be announcing more details within the next few days and you’ll be able to bag yourself a ticket for the event next week.

This will be Dinner at the Manor, but not as you know it!

Dinner NOT at the Manor!

Regular readers will be aware that we will be closing the doors of the Manor on April 12th 2014 so that we can undertake some much needed renovations to the house over the summer. We plan to reopen again in September.

For those of you who can’t wait that long for your monthly fix of supperclub action, then fear not! Plans are underway for us to do some exciting pop up events in other venues, and so we’re putting a call out for potential venues. If you have an available and exciting venue with dining space for a minimum of 12, somewhere to cook food and are in Leeds and Bradford then get in touch!

If this sounds like you then contact us on our email We’re looking for venues for June, July and August 2014. If you’re interested in dining at these upcoming events then keep an eye out on this blog for announcements over the next few months. The best way to hear first is to register to receive emails from the blog or follow us on twitter @dine_leeds

Sad News

I’m afraid we have some sad news to report from the Manor.  Just before Christmas our lovely cat Chester died unexpectedly, leaving us all devastated. Chester was a firm fixture at the Manor, I’d like to think of him as the supperclub equivalent of Chalky the dog! I know many of our guests were fond of him and would often ask where he was when I had chased him off to keep him away from the food! He was never fazed by a dining room full of strangers and would always strut in shamelessly to say hello. Anyway I thought I’d blog about some of my favourite supperclub related Chester memories as a fitting tribute to a top cat!


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