Historic Leeds venue to hold fine dining event

EVENING: Spirit of Yorkshire's Whisky Director, Joe Clark.
EVENING: Spirit of Yorkshire's Whisky Director, Joe Clark.
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The team at Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery is teaming up with an historic Leeds venue for an evening of fine dining and whisky tasting.

On Friday, June 28, The Garden Room at The Mansion in Roundhay Park will host a four-course dinner and whisky tasting in conjunction with Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.

Guests will enjoy a drinks reception followed by dinner with each course paired with Spirit of Yorkshire’s Maturing Malts. Spirit of Yorkshire’s Whisky Director, Joe Clark said: “All of our Maturing Malt expressions started life as barley growing in the fields at our farm on the top of the Yorkshire Wolds back in 2015. The barley was transformed into spirit in 2016, and after a sleepy couple of years in our warehouse, it is now yours to enjoy at this unique event.”

The menu for the evening comprises Carpaccio of venison loin, brown shrimp risotto, slow cooked beef brisket, with peach and raspberry frangipane tart and coffee to finish.

Jake Myers, The Mansion’s Restaurant Manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Joe and his flight of cask samples to The Garden Room at The Mansion and are looking forward to hearing about Spirit of Yorkshire’s unique field-to-bottle whisky-making process and tasting unrepeatable samples of the maturing spirit as it edges ever closer to becoming the first Yorkshire single malt whisky.”

The event starts at 7pm. Tickets include a four-course dinner and samples of the Maturing Maltand are available at 0113 269 1000 or by emailing restaurant@dine.co.uk.