This weekend saw us celebrate in style for our third birthday, wow time flies! Our little supperclub is now a terrible toddler and growing up fast. We did away with our usual habit of theming the event around a specific cook book and instead based it, selfishly, around our two favourite things – meat and beer, whoo!
The beer was provided by our good friends at Brewdog, who were keen to see how their beer could be used as an ingredient and also how it paired to our food. Susie and I worked with the lovely Russ (Brewdog Northern Sales Manager and general beer geek) to design a meaty menu and pair appropriate beers with it. We wanted a menu that would excite and then fill up our guests with lots of meaty goodness!
Last weekend saw us host our penultimate events before we take the Manor on the road! This time our theme was pub grub, using Tom Kerridge’s book as inspiration. Donning our best West Country accents and big grins, we were very exciting about producing the big flavours this chef is known for. However, pub grub isn’t pub grub without beer, so we paired each of the courses with some lovely beers by Ilkley Brewery.
Mind you – we had a bit of a trauma getting the beers! Aside from the bottles we also had a couple of kegs for the weekend….but no taps!! Luckily one of our lovely guests Dan, who happens to run a pub, came to our rescue. There WOULD be beer for our guests! Continue reading →
This event has now been snapped up. Keep your eyes peeled for future dates soon!
Due to a last minute cancellation we now have one space available for our Tom Kerridge inspired supperclub on Friday 14th March 2014. What’s more this is one of our ale and food pairing events with beers supplied by the lovely Ilkley brewery lot. Luke from the brewery will be attending to tell you all about the beer.
The space costs £40 and this gets you our standard 6 course feast plus 4 expertly paired ales (in the form of two pints and two half pints of stronger ale!). To bag this exclusive place simply drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – first come first served!
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March 2014 These events are now sold out
Tom Kerridge seems to be the man of the moment within the foodie world – his 2 Michelin starred pub The Hand and Flowers has been awarded the best restaurant in the UK and his TV show has sent him firmly into celebrity chef territory.
So it would be rude to not hold a couple of events dedicated to the big man himself! What’s more, what’s pub food without the perfect pint? Which is why we’ve teamed up with Ilkley Brewery to pair some exceptional ales to some tasty pub grub!!
Tickets for this event cost £40 per person. This gets you our standard 6 course feast plus 4 expertly paired ales (in the form of two pints and two half pints of stronger ale!). Luke from the brewery will be present on the 14th March to tell us all about the beer. For those coming on the 15th you’ll have to make do with us telling you about it! For our booking terms and conditions click here.
I have a bit of an obsession with Edinburgh. It’s my top city break destination in the UK, above even London. The mixt of elegant and majestic architecture paired with breath taking natural scenery, chilled out scots and a vibrant food and drink scene make it my undoubted second home. I like to pop up on the East Coast mainline a few times a year. Since the discovery of Gardeners Cottage last year I’ve been looking for a new venue to take the mantle of best new eatery in the Burgh. This comes in the shape of the Scran and Scallie, a pub with restaurant, which is the newest addition to the Stockbridge foodie scene.
We took an impromptu trip to the Yorkshire Wolds last bank holiday weekend. I was drawn in by the Hockney paintings and features on Countryfile. We decided that we’d tackle the awful weather by cheering ourselves up with some lovely countryside and top food.
We were staying not too far from the pleasant town of Beverley so a trip to the Michelin starred Pipe and Glass was obligatory. Because it was a bank holiday weekend the gastro pub had very odd opening hours, meaning we could only go at lunchtime. This was fine, however our Bed and breakfast (the very glamorous Kilham Hall) served one of the most tasty and substantial breakfasts I have experienced in a long time so I was not entirely sure that I was ready for yet more rich food. You’ll be pleased to know that I soldiered on!
Guests from as far afield as London and Edinburgh, (and a US and Canadian expat!) joined us for our vegetarian feast inspired by Ottolenghi’s Plenty with beer pairings by Innis and Gunn. The Manor was once again taken over by mountains of fresh herbs, lovely spices and piles of vegetables, grains and pulses. Our veg of the weekend was aubergine and we’re pleased to report we got through 20 of them!
We enjoy the events where we cook food from foreign lands. Mainly because it gives diners something new and interesting to eat and it gives us an enjoyable challenge. This month we showcased food from Turkey, Morocco, Japan and China (amongst others). Continue reading →
This weekend at Dinner at the Manor we donned our spectacles and beige slacks as we channelled our inner Nigel Slaters to bring our favourites from his beautiful Kitchen Diaries to the Manor. Not only that but this was our experimental ale and food pairing weekend, with beers courtesy of the great Leeds Brewery.
This week I managed to get myself over to Create in Leeds – this restaurant is causing quite a stir both locally and nationally. Jay Rayner has already extolled it virtues in the Observer and Create’s own Twitter feed is full of praise from happy customers.
However, Create is about more than just the food – they describe themselves as a “for more than profit” company – a social enterprise, providing training and jobs for those in society who need an opportunity. An opportunity to give them a future. Continue reading →