As part of the Leeds Indie Food Festival in May, Whitelock's Ale House – the city's oldest pub – was inspired to look back at its own impressive heritage by holding a special candlelit Victorian banquet. The menu included potted ham with pickles, braised beef cheek and a classic spotted dick for dessert. Each course was carefully matched with contemporary beers and wine.
Such was the popularity of this event that Whitelock's had decided to continue its 300th anniversary celebrations with another night of historically inspired indulgence.
On Sunday September 13, the pub will be host a lavish, five-course dinner that celebrates popular food from the 1700s, which have been 'reinvigorated for the twenty-first century'.
Head chef Ben Iley's menu looks back at a number 300-year-old dishes and will start with salmagundi – a salad dish that includes cooked meats, seafood, vegetables, fruit, leaves, nuts and flowers.
This will be followed by a course of trout in prawn sauce with sea vegetables, then roast loin of venison with sparrow pye. The final two courses feature a dessert of trifle, then Stilton with oatcakes.
Tickets are limited and are likely to sell out, so get in quick.
Whitelock's Ale House
Whitelock's Ale House 300th anniversary celebration menu. Sunday September 13, 7-11pm. 6-8 Turk's Head Yard, Leeds, LS1 6HB. Tickets available here.
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