Our Director of Excellence at Bowcliffe, Simon Crannage, is putting his chef whites back on and returning to the kitchen for a one-off, marvellous event celebrating an array of divine, artisanal cheeses. For those of you who have a healthy preoccupation with cheese (that’s all of us, surely?) – this four-course feast is an absolute must for your calendar. As you all know, there really is no such thing as too much cheese.
You’ll be in superb hands as Simon – previously Executive Chef of Swinton Park and the man responsible for their 3 AA Rosette restaurant as well as winner of the Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year – delivers an incredible menu inspired by his favourite cheeses, conjuring up dishes that focus on delivering his personal fromage heroes in a way that’s very different to the norm. Each cheese used in Simon’s menu comes directly from wonderful, small-batch makers. These makers are obsessive over cheese, the same way vineyards are about their wines – so you can only imagine the taste! Oh, and for those of you who simply couldn’t imagine rounding off a meal (even one as cheese-obsessed as this) without a traditional cheeseboard, you’ll be happy to hear that plates of yet more delicious cheese will be served as a final flourish. Every meticulous detail of the produce used in this menu has been considered; with venison delivered directly from our own Laudale Estate, and sustainable scallops caught off the Isle of Skye by a diver who hand measures the size of each one to check they’re just right.
Each of the four courses will be paired with a hand-selected tipple to complement your dish including wine, beer, cider and port.
What: Cheese Appreciation Dinner
When: Friday 23rd February 2018, in the Bowcliffe Room
Cost: £60 per person
CHEESE APPRECIATION DINNER MENU
Whipped Crabley Goat’s Curds,
Beets, toasted seeds, preserved lemon
Drink: Normandie Cider
Christian Drouin of quality Calvados fame produces this cider using a blend of 30 varieties of apples and Champagne yeast. Bottled at source, it’s fresh, light and clean.
Roasted Diver Scallops
White chocolate, parmesan, truffle
Drink: Aureto Tempesta Blanc
100% Viognier makes for a fuller-styled white that is the perfect pairing for rich dishes.
Venison with Soused Pear, Yorkshire Blue and Walnut
Drink: Rioja Vega Crianza 2014
One of only four Bodegas permitted to use ‘Rioja’ in their brand, this is one of the finest estates, renowned for consistent quality throughout their range.
A tasting of Blue, Goats and Ewes Cheeses
Oat biscuits, quince, chutney
Drink: Beavertown’s Neck Oil IPA
Brewed in Hackney Wick by Logan Plant – son of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. A cult brand famous for brewing beer for food lovers.
HOW TO BOOK
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BOWCLIFFE HALL GIFT VOUCHERS
Gift vouchers are now available for all 2018 Bowcliffe events. A wonderful present for friends, family members or colleagues, please ask our events team if you would like to purchase one.