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Christmas Scandinavian Style

Wow, it’s that most wonderful time of the year again and we’ve been looking forward to this event since last year! In honour of our Christmas excursion to Copenhagen, we had to do a Scandi themed event to close off 2013. Recommended to us by Nigella herself, we used Trina Hahnemann’s beautiful Scandinavian Christmas book as our guide, along with Signe Johannsen’s Scandilicious series.

Over two cold and blustery nights, our wonderful array of guests we welcomed into the warmth and festivities of the Manor. A soothing mug of Glögg (The Scandi version of mulled wine) warmed our diners a treat before we brought through the canapes. The Glogg extract was a mix of blackcurrant juice and Christmas spices, all boiled down to make a wonderful festive cordial that could be added to red wine and brandy. A perfect winter warmer and less sweet than typical mulled wine.

I created three little morsels to tickle the tastebuds and get our guests into the festive spirit. First off were little endive cups filled with my Scandi version of a Waldorf salad – Apple, celery, walnuts and of course beetroot (lovingly home pickled by Dan). The cups looked like they were filled with bright pink sweets! The flavour was bitter, sharp and sweet, this was indeed a delightful mouthful.

Scandinavian Waldorf Salad Cups

Next up were seared beef crostinis with horseradish cream – my take on what you could find on any Smörgåsbord. The beef was meltingley tender which paired well with the creamy pungent horseradish. Continue reading

December Menu – Scandinavian Christmas

It’s almost December, which can mean only one thing. Our Scandinavian Christmas extravaganza is nearly here!

We’re super excited about this one and created a menu that should showcase the best flavours Scandinavia has to offer (Elk anyone?) and that its not all dill beetroot and gravadlax… although they do feature!

A bit of wintry celebration before we close the Manor for the new year. We’d love to know what you think of our Nordic feast.

December 2013 Scandinavian Christmas

New Dates at the Manor – Book Now!

As promised, here are the new dates for the rest of 2013 and beyond! We’re super excited and think we’ve hit upon some really exciting themes. We’re even more excited that two years on people still want to come to our little West Leeds supperclub! Click on the event links below for more details. Book now to avoid disappointment!

After an overwhelming response, our events have all sold out. Keep your eyes peeled for 2014 dates later in the year.

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October – Our 2nd Birthday – Both events Sold Out
In a change to our usual “theme” we’re exposing ourselves for this one and are “doing ourselves”! We’ll be showcasing some of the ideas we’ve got tucked away for a special 8 course extravaganza!

Saturday 9th November – Bonfire Afternoon Tea – Sold Out
Any excuse to get the vintage china out! Due to the success of our last afternoon tea, we’ll be bringing some wintry, warming touches to the Manor for a cosy afternoon tea.

Saturday 7th December – Scandinavian Christmas – Sold Out
To get us into the mood for our Christmas trip to Copenhagen, we’ll be bringing a Scandinavian Feast to the Manor to see in the festive season!

Saturday 25th January – Peruvian Cuisine, inspired by Ceviche – Sold Out
As traditional with us at the Manor, we’ll be bringing sunnier climes to Leeds in the depths of winter! This time from South America, Peru to be exact. Will there be guinea pigs? Who knows!

Spaces are limited so please book on if anything takes your fancy! For those who do book on, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Manor already!