Harvey Nichols Dig the City Dinner – with guest chefs Lisa Allen & Mary-Ellen McTague

Monday 5th August 2013

7.30pm

Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant

Food & Drink

Tickets £60.00

Book now to attend a very special Dig the City Dinner on Monday 5 August, 7.30pm, at Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant, in association with international tableware specialists Dudson.

The meal will be prepared by rising stars of the food world, Mary-Ellen McTague, Head Chef at Aumbry, and Great British Menu Finalist Lisa Allen, Head Chef of the Michelin starred Northcote.

Mary-Ellen and Lisa will create an exclusive 4-course menu for Dig the City, served overlooking the festival’s Show Gardens on New Cathedral Street. In the spirit of urban gardening, the menu will highlight foraged foods, local produce and food you can grow and cook at home from a small town garden.

Guests will enjoy a Dig the City drink on arrival. Mary-Ellen will serve the amuse and main course. Lisa Allen will serve the starter and dessert.

MENU

Amuse – Fresh young goats cheese, borage flowers and pickled turnip

Starter – Guinea Fowl with celeriac and garden salad

Main – Slow-roast longhorn beef, young peppery salad, nasturtium, oyster and pickled cockles

Dessert – Strawberry meringue and mint cake 

The evening will close with a Coffee Q&A – a chance to hear about the inspiration behind the gardening-inspired menu.

The Chefs

Lisa joined Northcote under the mentorship of Nigel Haworth in 2001 and earned the position of Executive Chef in only three years. Lisa has earned many accolades, including successfully retaining Northcote’s Michelin star, being named Chef of the Year in the 2008 Northern Hospitality Awards and becoming one of four chefs to cook at a banquet hosted by Prince Charles in the BBC’s Great British Menu 2010.

The first female chef at Michelin-starred hotel Sharrow Bay, Mary-Ellen joined The Fat Duck in 2002 and progressed from the pastry section to become sous chef under Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts. Mary-Ellen opened Aumbry in Prestwich with her husband in 2009, serving complex, subtle British dishes inspired by history and local produce. She reached the North West finals of BBC’s Great British Menu in 2013.

To Book

Price – £60.00 per person, including arrival drink, 4-course dinner and coffee.

Additional wine matching is available. Full payment will be taken on booking.

To book please call the Second Floor Restaurant: 0161 828 8898

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