Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Mezze and Tapas style menu with a private dinning experience. There will be a minimum of 10 dishes served all made from fresh ingredients and tailored to tastes and allergies and every time it is individual and unique.
Bring your own alcohol & drinks
Catalan chick pea salad – this delicious warm salad relies on just a handful of ingredients, chorizo, chickpeas, bay leaf (grown in my parents back garden), tomato, red onion and roasted pine nuts – you will be fighting over the empty plate to soak up the leftover juices.
Coriander infused jewelled couscous with cranberries, apricots, onion,
Peppers, celery, carrots and anything else I can find in the fridge other can cucumber!
Juicy melon with air dried Iberico ham – always a favourite.
Muhamara – this hot red pepper dip originates from Syria. Red peppers are roasted and then mixed with pomegranate molasses, cumin, chilli, garlic and walnuts. Throw caution to the wind and just dive in with some fresh crusty bread.
Feta salad with spinach, sumac, pine nuts and croutons - this is a really interesting twist on a salad. The warmth of the sumac mixed with the saltiness of the feta, the softness of the spinach with the crunch of the pinenuts and croutons means every mouthful is different.
Now for the hot stuff ……
Patatas al Pobre – Translates literally as poor man’s potatoes - warm Maris piper potatoes oven baked with mixed peppers and onions, these always go down a treat.
Pollo al ajillo – This flavoursome chicken dish finds its way onto most tapas menus and is simple to make. The star of the dish is oak smoked sweet paprika which is marinated into the chicken along with garlic, lemon juice, brandy and cloves.
Roast butternut squash with a spicy tahini dressing - A secret mixture of lemon, garlic, chilli, tahini and parsley is drizzled over warm butternut squash and garnished with toasted walnuts and pine nuts, guaranteed to disappear as soon as it hits the table.
Clams in saffron and tomato – Clams are steamed in a sauna of saffron, onion, garlic, sherry and oak smoked paprika. The sweetness of the tomatoes and the golden saffron make this dish extra special.
… and relax ...
One of my favourite things about Spain is that you can have hot chocolate for breakfast. Paying homage to this for dessert tonight I have made a selection of flavoured biscotti biscuits that you can have on their own, with coffee or dip them in to a cup full of warm, thick sweet hot chocolate.
Lucky for you guys I have had a baking fest for a charity cake stall being held tomorrow so no doubt there will be lots of other scrummy stuff for you to try.
If anyone can find the space there is some cheese available, served with grapes and a selection of biscuits. Just let me know if you would like some.
Freshly ground Brazilian coffee served with a variety of after dinner mints. Our variety of liqueur coffees knows no bounds. We have whiskey, both Irish and Scottish, Brandy, Tia Maria, Baileys, Tequila, Rum, Amaretto, you name it we’ve got it!!!
There is also Yorkshire tea, mint tea, pomegranate and apple tea and decaf coffee if anyone wants one.