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.

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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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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.

Last couple of spaces remaining!

SORRY SOLD OUT NOW! Places are still available for the Diwali event at Leeds Cookery School on 9th November though, book now

Thanks to all who booked on to our Autumn/ Winter events last week. People persevered with the hot weather and joined us in looking forwards to bonfire night and Christmas! These have now sold out but we do still have two spaces left for our October event. This will be our 7th birthday bash, is inspired by Tommy Banks’ Roots (of Black Swan fame) and comes with Wilde Child beer. If you fancy bagging these last remaining spaces then you can book on here.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy or you missed out on our other events then you can also book on to our sister supperclub at Leeds Cookery School. We hosted a fab Chef’s Table event there as part of Leeds Indie Food earlier in the year. Their next Chef’s Table offering will be a Diwali feast on 9th November – you can book on here.

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

Back once again!

Like the renegade master we are pleased to announce we are ready to return from our brief hiatus. Susie’s child is ready for uni, and I’ve had some nice holidays and we are now ready to COOK!

We’re not selling tickets just yet, but we know you like to know the dates a bit in advance so you have time to sort stuff out, so here you go:

Saturday 6th October 2018, 7pm to 10pm – will be our SEVENTH BIRTHDAY!! And what better way to celebrate this, after a massve break from cooking, than doing something really challenging and complicated like Tommy Bank’s ‘Roots’. Yes that’s right, we’re bringing the food of the best restaurant in the world to one of the ‘best’ supperclubs in Leeds (ahem). What’s more, as it’s a birthday party, we’ll be pairing this gorgeousness with craft beer courtesy of Wilde Child, who brew a mere mile from t’Manor. Mega.

Saturday 17th November 2018, 2pm to 4pm – this will be an afternoon tea event in homage to our new favourite nation’s sweetheart, Nadiya Hussain! Our Nads has an uncanny talent for doing creative and flavourful twists on British classics and we can’t wait to introduce this to our popular afternoon tea format.

Saturday 1st December 2018, 12.30pm to 3.30pm – we love Christmas at the Manor and this event gives us a chance to host one of our now (in)famous Christmas lunches. Given Christmas is a good 5 months away we’re not wedded to a strict theme yet, but you can be guaranteed a slap up lunch full of festive cheer and special things.

So, fancy any of that?! If so, tickets will go on sale Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Leeds Indie Food Menu!

We’re pleased to unveil our menu for this week’s Leeds Indie Food event! This year we are collaborating with Leeds indie stalwarts Salvo’s and showcasing the gorgeous new venue and facilities at Leeds Cookery School.

Our menu – Cucina Povera vs Cucina Alta – will showcase Italian peasant food, which we’ll give a high-end edge through our use of ingredients and cooking techniques.

We hope guests will enjoy, which if a success will become a calendar of regular ‘Chef’s Table’ events at Leeds Cookery School. What’s more, as it’s a social enterprise, every penny goes back into funding projects that tackle poverty in the city.

LIF18 Menu