We’ve been very circumspect about pop-up dinners after a couple of poor experiences where the organisers were more excited by the venue than the food.
We think the Lisa@the Gallery dinners at the Staithes Gallery get the balance about right, first because the old fishing village of Staithes is a fabulous location. The Staithes Gallery where they are held is delightful and the meals are prepared by proper chef, Lisa Chapman, not just someone having a go.
Lisa ran the Endeavour fish restaurant for many years before selling up and concentrating on catering for events, holiday cottages and pop ups like this one.
We are biased of course because in the early days, Squidbeak helped get the dinners off the ground. Now they run quarterly and the menu for autumn is smack full of seasonal produce:
A taster of curried parsnip and apple soup with parsnip crisp
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Chicken liver and wild mushroom tartlet
Fig, pear & local goats’ cheese salad with walnut dressing
Fillet of sole with white wine and grape sauce
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Local cod steaks with a mussel & leek stew
Venison steaks with red wine and elderberry sauce, celeriac mash and roasted autumn squash
Pumpkin and marrow bake with a carrot and sweet potato rosti and beetroot tarte tatin
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Apple charlotte with English apple brandy sauce
Sloe gin & blackberry jelly with homemade quince ice cream
Yorkshire cheese with fresh fig and autumn chutney
Next dinner: 23rd & 24th October 19, 2015
Price: £39. 50 inc. pre dinner drinks
Drink: Wines to purchase on the night
Booking: T: 01947 841840 E: firstname.lastname@example.org