A smokin’ new restaurant offering diners a taste of the American south west is opening at the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex in December.
Smokin’ Bar and Kitchen, at 24 Park Row, opens to the public on December 1, offering tasty barbecue flavours and succulent steaks to tempt. The US themed restaurant will offer diners the chance to try food which combines traditional, smoked flavours with a contemporary twist.
The bar, which has been transformed to give an authentic US-inspired feel, will capitalise on the current popularity of Old Western style foods. The menu will focus on slow-cooked meats and big, smoky flavours.
Rebecca Eastwood, operations director of the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex, says The Smokin’ Bar, which will have its VIP launch on November 30, will be something totally new
She said: “Smoked, barbecued and chargrilled meats are really popular at the moment so we know there’s going to be a demand for this kind of food, but we want to be about more than just that which is why we’ve extended our menu to include a variety of smoked fish alternatives too.
“There’s something a bit different about them in terms of the intense authentic flavours and the quality so we’re really excited to bring them to our customers.
“Old wild west-style food is amazing, it’s all about the cuts of meat, the smoking and the innovative cooking techniques, but you’ve got to do it well which is what we intend to do.”
Signature in-house smoked meats such as juicy chargrilled steaks, ribs and wings will be combined with secret recipe glazes and spice blends to create an authentic, exciting experience.
The menu will also include a selection of healthy fish options including Creole salmon and spiced blackened cod.
“And it’s not just about good food – we’ll also have an extensive cocktail range and a resident DJ to give us a great party atmosphere at night,” she added.
Leeds will be the first Bierkeller Entertainment Complex in the UK to house the new The Smokin’ Bar concept.
“There are now six complexes in cities across the country but we were the original so it feels like it’s come full circle because we’re the first again,” Eastwood added. “We’re really looking forward to launching The Smokin’ Bar because it will give us a strong food focus and give our staff a chance to show just how good they are at delivering the best service.”
Isaac Mayne, head of marketing and promotions for BurningNight Group which owns the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex, says the company is constantly investing to keep its restaurants current.
“We always want to bring something original to our customers and that’s what we’re doing with The Smokin’ Bar And Kitchen,” he said. “The distinctive smokehouse taste is something lots of people will be familiar with but our chefs have worked hard to create flavours which set us apart so we can’t wait for everyone to try them.”
Discover more and preview the menu at http://www.smokinbar.co.uk/