Tag Archives: supperclubs

November Menu: A Sweet Afternoon Tea

At the weekend we’ll be hosting what seems to be the first afternoon tea we’ve hosted in a long time!

This event will be inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s beautiful book Sweet and we’re very much going all out sweet for this one, serving up a delectable selection of seven sweet delights (plus some very tasty savouries to boot).

This is one event we’ve really been looking forward to and we struggled to keep the sweet bakes to just seven items! So, here’s the menu. We’d love to know what you think.

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October 2017 menu – 6th birthday, inspired by Oklava

When we had the crazy idea to start up a supperclub back in 2011, we didn’t know how long we’d do this for or if anyone would want to come! Untrained, home cooks inviting strangers to share an evening of food and drink? Scary stuff.

However, we needn’t have worried and 6 years later we’re still going strong, went on a huge learning curve, made loads of improvements and we’re the longest running supperclub in Leeds. Wow! We’ve had around a thousand guests round our table which is quite overwhelming, but hopefully we’re doing something right.

At the weekend we’re celebrating our 6th birthday and using one of our favourite booksrestaurants / chefs as our muse, Selin Kiazim. We’ll be cooking up an array of Turkish-Cypriot delights across a number of small plates.

We’d love to know what you think!

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September 2017 menu – Scandinavian Comfort Food

At the weekend, we’ll be opening up the Manor for two nights, serving up a wealth of delicious Scandinavian inspired delights for our guests.

Using recipes from some of our favourite Scandi cooks there will be some traditional dishes alongside some more modern interpretations.

As you know, we’re huge Scandiphiles so we’re really looking forward to this one!

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Autumn and Winter events on sale

As promised, here are the links you can use to book onto our next run of events

October 27th & 28th – Oklava £35pp (£70 per pair)

Join us for our birthday celebrations, Turkish/ Cypriot style!
Friday 27th Fully Booked
Saturday 28th Full Booked

November 18th – Ottolenghi afternoon tea £25pp (£50 per pair)
Get ready for a decadent afternoon tea with the usual Ottolenghi twists.
Fully Booked

December 8th & 9th – Rick Stein, Mexico £35pp (£70 per pair)
Celebrate the festive season with some South American spice
Friday 8th Fully Booked
Saturday 9th Fully Booked

January 13th 2018 – Olia Hercules, Kaukasis Lunch £35pp (£70 per pair)
See in the new year with some Eastern European delights
Fully Booked

Sunshine on a snowy day!

Last Friday night Dinner at the Manor enjoyed a long overdue visit to the supperclub at Chapel Allerton’s Sunshine Bakery. We know owner and head chef Dave from him visiting our supperclub in the past and have been hearing brilliant things about his tasty food at bargain prices.

For those of you who haven’t visited the bakery by day it’s a cute, bijou, vintage dining room with antique tables and chairs crammed in amongst retro crockery and chintsy doilies. It was a very welcoming place from the prolific snow falling outside!

The supperclub set up at Sunshine is a bit like an alternative restaurant. They don’t have a licence so you can bring your own wine, but you’re sat at your own tables rather than one big communal one. There were 3 choices for starters and main courses and then coffees, cupcakes and brownies for dessert.

My starter was a brilliant garlic mushrooms dish, which came full of creamy flavour atop a crispy and chewy bun. This bore no resemblance to the dreary pub classic – it was absolutely delicious and extremely filling! Susie went for the chicken terrine which was moist and full of smokiness from the bacon.

All of the main courses sounded amazing but without any faltering doubt I went for the leg of lamb cooked with garlic and olives and served with roasted carrots and potato dauphinoise. The lamb was super soft and melt in the mouth. The strong flavours of the garlic and olive gave it a lovely modern punch. The dauphnoise were luxuriously creamy and the roasted carrots were served elegantly in halves and had been roasted to perfection. It was a generous portion but I scoffed it all down! Susie opted for the sea bass with artichokes, sautéed potatoes, spinach and sweet potato purée. The fish was perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth and was complimented perfectly by the accompanying vegetables.

We didn’t have much room left but for dessert we were treated to some of Dave’s baked goods. I had the crunchie brownie whilst Susie had the mint Aero. Both were deliciously moist, rich and full of cocoa – a lovely way to end a meal on a cold snowy night!

The best thing about the meal was the price, which at £15 for 2 courses for top quality and tasty grub is unbelievable value. It’s probably just as well I live in a less glamorous suburb of Leeds otherwise I’d be at the Sunshine Bakery every night! The atmosphere is a calm and warm one. It’s obvious that the food takes centre stage with no need for pretentious frou-frou. We’ll certainly be back, thanks Dave!

Sunshine Bakery
182 Harrogate Road, Allerton, Leeds