We held the second pair of Squidbeak dinners last Friday and Saturday at the Staithes Gallery and had the most amazing time and judging by the noise level, the clean plates and the cheers, applauds and toasts, to say nothing of the stash of empty wine bottles we took to the bottle bank, so did our diners.
Our chef, Lisa Chapman pulled it off once again with a terrific menu, all cooked in a tiny domestic kitchen with no commercial oven let alone, plate warmers, dishwashers and other catering essentials.
And the thirty odd diners – a mix of Squidbeak readers, Staithes, locals and holidaymakers took it all in good spirit and threw themselves into a convivial evening. By the end we’d eaten and drunk well, strangers had become friends and quite a few were signing up for our next pair of dinners on 28th/29th September.
Lisa @ The Gallery Menu
Feta and olive terrine with roasted red pepper coulis
Local pigeon breast salad with medlar jelly dressing, pine nuts and croutons
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Whitby sea trout baked with orange and spring thyme served with garden peas and English asparagus
Yorkshire new season rack of lamb with ratatouille
Cashew nut and courgette pot with crispy crumble topping
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Individual pavlova with elderflower cream, English summer berries and sugared elderflowers
Sacher Torte with dark chocolate sorbet