We were at full capacity for our Autumn Dinner Party cookery demonstration last week. It was lovely to see so many familiar friends along with some new faces too.

The lovely weather meant it was an easy journey for all, with customers traveling from as far afield as Ilkley to the West and Bridlington to the East.

Alison started the demonstration with a crab creme brulee, which was absolutely delicious. Served in little ramekins with toast and a cucumber relish. It was a lovely mixture of rich, warm crab, sharpened by the cucumber.

An alternative starter of gorgonzola risotto ‘castles’ was next with an accompanying homemade tomato sauce. Both dishes were warming and well suited to the approaching cooler autumn / winter season.

For main course, Claire produced a delicious cod dish, baked in the oven with a crispy topping and set on a bed of lentils. This was a very popular dish and could be used with other types of fish to ring the changes. 

Next up was Alison’s pork tenderloin, cooked quickly in the roasting oven to a just perfect point and served with green beans and pasta.

Finally we were spoilt with two delicious puddings. A lemon curd tart with berry topping in a long oblong pastry case. The pastry was thin and delicate allowing the flavour of the filling to take centre stage.

To finish we had a delicious banana and nut sponge, a sort of cross between a cake and a sponge pudding. Real comfort food, perfect for the cold winter nights.

We only have one more of our themed demonstrations left this year for Christmas entertaining. The class is currently full but we do have a waiting list for cancellations. Please sign up to our exciting new spring programme for next year’s events.