Wow, May has come and gone, bringing lots of exciting things with it. From new restaurant openings, huge refurbs of some old favourites, cocktails as you’ve never seen them before and an event like no other. Our #TeamCoco Writer Tara Harris from the Yorkshire Food Guide fills us in.
A TASTE OF SPRING AT GUSTO LEEDS
We visited Gusto’s Greek Street Leeds restaurant for a taste of their new Spring/Summer menu. If restaurants were considered pieces of art, Gusto would be considered one of them. Read Review.
BUBBLES FLOWING AT EPERNAY LEEDS NEW CHAMPAGNE MENU LAUNCH
Leeds is bursting at the seams with great places, each selling its own unique twist on fantastic food and drink. The Electric Press houses one such place, Epernay Champagne Bar. With the largest collection of champagne in the north we sampled their new tipples. Read Review.
WATER LANE BOATHOUSE REVIEW: MENU SAMPLING AT
ANOTHER UNIQUE VENUE FOR LEEDS
Yet again another winner from the team behind Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House and Ox Club in Leeds. Water Lane Boathouse is located in a beautifully converted former shipment warehouse on Canal Wharf. We sampled their new menu featuring delicious sourdough wood fired pizzas, to fresh seasonal salads. Read review.
YORKSHIRE’S BIGGEST STREET FOOD FESTIVAL COMES TO NEWBY HALL
Following the success of Harrogate’s StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival, the event will be taking over the beautiful setting of Newby Hall with over 60 street food traders from around the world, Europe’s biggest outdoor cinema, headline acts, hot tubs, glampling and SO much more! Find out more.
RAFTERS RESTAURANT: ONE OF YORKSHIRE’S BEST RESTAURANTS
HIDDEN IN SHEFFIELD’S LEAFY SUBURBS
The two AA Rosette awarded Rafter’s Restaurant has been serving the foodies of Sheffield and beyond for over 15 years. We sampled their 8 course tasting menu, fine dining in relaxed surroundings. Read review.
A TASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME FOR NEW JAPANESE ROOFTOP RESTAURANT
With so many new dining destinations popping up in Leeds all the time, Issho has got to be one of the most exciting. With Executive Chef Ben Orpwood previously of Sexy Fish and Zuma in London at the forefront we were excited to sample what’s to come at the new rooftop Japanese restaurant, located in the stunning Victoria Gate, Leeds. Read Review.
VICE & VIRTUE LAUNCH A COCKTAIL MENU LIKE NO OTHER
FOOD ‘IN’ COCKTAILS
We attended one of Leeds finest drinking dens and restaurants, to experience their new cocktail menu which is set to get the foodie scene talking. Their food ‘in’ cocktails menu blends signature cocktails with classic food. Perhaps the most interesting cocktail masterclass Leeds and beyond has ever seen. Read Review.
RE-VISITING ONE OF LEEDS MOST LOVED ITALIAN RESTAURANTS
FOLLOWING £250,000 RE-VAMP
Salvo’s italian restaurant in Leeds celebrated their 40th in style with a new £250,000 re-vamp of their much loved restaurant and bar area, with a whole host of new dishes to match. After being consistently listed in The Good Food Guide since 1985 and holding an AA Rosette amongst a collection of national accolades, we had to see what has kept people coming back time and time again. Read Review.
CHEESE AND WINE PAIRNG FROM YORK’S CAVE DU COCHON
When Head Chef Josh Overington from York’s acclaimed French restaurant Le Cochon Aveugle and current star of the Great British Menu 2017 opens a Parisian style wine bar, you know it’s going to be a winner. They shared their favourite cheese and wine pairing with us from Cave du Cochon wine bar this month. Read Article.
AN INTERVIEW WITH HAM & FRIENDS AHEAD OF THEIR
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RESTAURANT LAUNCH
Friends of Ham are the experts of charcuterie, cheese, wine and craft beer in Yorkshire. Their third venue Ham & Friends which is located in the historic Grand Arcade is a new concept for Leeds, a wine bar, food hall and restaurant in one which also features in-house specialist cheesemongers and a wine school. We caught up with the owners to find out what’s to come, ahead of their restaurant launch on 30th May 2017. Read Article.