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March ’17 Menu – Inspired by Rick Stein with North Brewing Co Beers

Time’s flown by since our Ottolenghi event last month and next weekend we will be welcoming 24 guests over two evenings to enjoy an array of delights inspired by Rick Stein’s new book, Long Weekends.

Here’s the menu, we’ll be taking our guests on a culinary tour of Europe, from Reykjavik to Palermo to Vienna and beyond! All washed down with four beautiful beers from Leeds’ own North Brewing Company.

We cannot wait!

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February ’17 Menu – Ottolenghi Inspired Lunch

We’re already through with January and coming up to our second event of the year! This time we’re lunching and using the reissued version of the Ottolenghi cookbook as our muse. Bold, sunny, spiced flavours to tingle those taste buds.

We’re looking forward to cooking this up, would love to know what you think!

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Shall we fika?!

We dispelled all January blues a couple of weekends ago  when we brought the wonders of Scandinavian fika and hygge to the Manor! Fika is a Swedish term for a kind of coffee break, a conscious pause in the day to stop, reflect and enjoy a liquid refreshment and baked good! Hygge is that intriguing Scandinavian term for all things cosy, except we don’t have an English word for it so it’s nigh on impossible to explain! We created a lovely afternoon tea using the new Fika and Hygge cookbook from the guys at London’s Scandi Kitchen and some of our other favourites including Scandilicious.

Our adventurous diners were welcomed with a revitalising shot of aquavit – the Scandi water of life that comes flavoured with fennel and caraway. We served it Swedish style, over lots of ice and bitingly cold.

Our Nordic savouries included homemade rye crisp breads with caraway. These were topped with a soft gravadlax mousse and home pickled samphire – a creamy, salty and sour mini bite. Our rye bread open sandwiches came topped with a luscious dill mayonnaise, soft boiled egg and tomato.

Also on offer was a creamy, decadent mushroom tart. Mushroom, tarragon and shed loads of creme fraiche, baked and encased in a crisp shortcrust pastry shell. Finally was our take on Swedish meatballs! Little pork and fennel balls, with a dill and cucumber pickle and cranberry, wrapped in a soft home made brioche roll.

For our sweets we tried to use some seasonal produce and also serve some slightly unusual bakes. For seasonality our first nod to fika was a cute little rhubarb and custard bun spiked with cardamom and drenched in rhubarb syrup. A last minute addition to the tiers was a lightly spiced gingerbread cake filled with a raspberry cream. We had initially intended for this to be a Danish honey cake square but having tried the recipe twice over we could not get it to work and so had to bake a last minute alternative! To make up for the lack of honey cake we also offered an extra treat in the form of a mini fig tart. These were soft and chewy almond cakes filled with a lovely fig jam.

If that wasn’t enough other fika treats included mini cardamom buns filled with almond custardThese buns are traditionally served at Easter – almost a baked Scandi version of a doughnut! To finish off was the traditional Swedish chocolate sticky cake, Kladdkaka. A rich, dense chocolate cake with a gooey centre. This was served with fresh raspberries and clotted cream to make it even more decadent!

So, we’re glad to have started 2017, but it was a bit of a stressful event to break us into the new year! I’m not sure I’d recommend the Scandi Kitchen book – as beautiful as it is the recipes are complicated, confusing and not always very reliable! Having said that it’s Ottolenghi coming up next in February – now you can’t get more reliable than that! See you then…

January ’17 Menu – Scandi Afternoon Tea

Happy New Year to you all! We’re feeling rested (albeit still hungover) after the festive break and in a week’s time we’ll be kicking off our 2017 events.

Our first event of the year is an afternoon tea, using Scandinavian influences as our inspiration. We’ll be inviting out guests to partake in some Fika within the Hygge surroundings of the manor.

Think open sandwiches and rich bakes, this is a great way to start off the new year!

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2017 dates now on sale!

Last week we gave you a peek at the dates and themes for our first batch of 2017 dates so without further ado, you can book on below!

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January 14th 2017, 2pm to 4pm – Scandi afternoon tea
A relaxed, afternoon tea inspired by all things Scandi. We’ll be bringing a bit of hygge and giving our guests a fika moment at the Manor. Spaces are £25 pp
FULLY BOOKED 

February 11th 2017, 1pm to 4pm – Ottolenghi lunch
We’ll be cooking up a lazy Saturday lunch inspired by all things Ottolenghi! Click below to book now, £30 pp
FULLY BOOKED

Friday March 10th & Saturday March 11th 2017 – Rick Stein & North Brewing Co.
Using Rick Stein’s brand new Long Weekends book as our guide we’ll be dishing up some seriously tasty food across to evenings in March. We’re also pleased to announce that the beers we’ll be serving up alongside will be from Leeds’ own North Brewing Co.

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This event is £45 pp, including 4 beers.
BOTH FRI & SAT FULLY BOOKED

2017 Dates – Preview

We’ve have a number of emails through recently asking about future dates. As you know we are fully booked for the remainder of this year, but worry no more, here is a little heads up to let you know when our first set of 2017 dates are happening and when you can book on! (Talk about being well prepared!) Spaces will be available from Monday October 10th at 7pm, so have a nose at the events and book on from Monday!

Saturday January 14th – Scandi Afternoon Tea

We make no excuses for our obsession of anything Scandinavian – the countries, the food, the drink, the strapping men! After our recent jaunt to Stockholm, we really wanted to host another afternoon tea, to bring a bit of Fika and Hygge to Leeds. We’ll be using the eponymously titled book (along with some others) to bring some cosy savoury and sweet delights to our guests.

 

Saturday February 11th – Ottolenghi Lunch

Another firm favourite, Ottolenghi will be the inspiration for our small plates lunch in February. We have held an Ottolenghi themed event every year at the Manor but we somehow missed him out of 2016 so we’re putting that right as soon as possible! We’ll be mainly using recipes from the recently reissued (an beautiful) Ottolenghi Cookbook but I’m sure we’ll find a way to incorporate some other favourites in there too.

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March – Rick Stein paired with craft beer

We also love RIck Stein and his events are always some of our favourites at the Manor. If anyone saw his most recent series on his long weekends in Europe, you’ll have seen a vast array of cuisines that were eaten and cooked up by Rick. We’ll be sharing some of those recipes with our diners and bringing a taste of the continent to Leeds! We’ll also be throwing in a couple of craft beers too alongside the food for you beer geeks.

We hope these events are getting your juices flowing, so be quick and make sure you grab yourself a space at our table. As mentioned, tickets will be on sale from 7.00pm on Monday 10th October!