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Harvey Nichols’ Dinner goes east

Gordo gets a right culinary rogering from some cheeky Tykes

Written by . Published on October 16th 2009.

Harvey Nichols’ Dinner goes east

Recently Harvey Nichols hosted the 'Taste of Yorkshire' dinner in Manchester, Lancashire. Three cheeky Yorkshire chefs were invited over to cook exclusively for ninety of us in the 2nd Floor restaurant, which had been closed off to normal traffic for the evening. When the dinner went on sale through Strictly Confidential, it sold out in 24 hours flat.

The event was sponsored by Louis Roederer, the champagne people. Richard Walton-Allen, Exec Chef at Harvey Nichols Leeds, cooked a starter of roasted Whitby cod. Bruce Elsworth, Chef Director of the world-famous Angel Inn at Hetton, cooked the main course of Dales lamb, whilst Michelin starred chef Andrew Pern, chef-proprietor of the aptly named Star Inn at Hetton, delivered a bunch of desserts on one plate that would have converted a sugarphobe in seconds. Cat Johnson described that dish as a fairy tale on a plate.

The front of house staff, led by Michael Currie, were exemplary.

The lamb was a belter, whilst gourmand Stephen Best, told Gordo he thought the cod was 'absolutely breathtaking'. Mick Hardy is the boss of Belle Vue dogs and had brought along his pal, Dennis, who thought the wine was so good he fell off his chair.

It was a cracking evening. So much so that Gordo is going to bully the restaurant into another night like this. Leave your details if you want to be first on the list, this dinner was oversubscribed times three.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

johnthebriefOctober 16th 2009.

And what a tremendous evening it was - although I missed a trick in failing to get a picture of a thoroughly refreshed Gordo at the end of the night.... Sign me up for the next one

NorthernGeezerOctober 16th 2009.

Great pics, would have been nice to see some of the grub though.

Jonathan SchofieldOctober 16th 2009.

I think the real reason is that Gordo took seventeen thousand pictures and it's taking a while processing them. Grub pics will be up on Monday....

scoteeeOctober 16th 2009.

Me too please.

Gordo Knows WhoOctober 16th 2009.

What a great night had by all, put us down for the next one. Cheers Mancon

GordoOctober 16th 2009.

NorthernGeezer, there were as it happens, Schofield has butchered me as usual..

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