Home Leeds Restaurant Preview

I was a very lucky gal and went to the Home Leeds Restaurant menu preview this week. We sat down in the beautiful surrounding of Harewood House to sample some of the dishes from the August and September menus of Leeds’ newest fine dining restaurant, Home.

Home Leeds will be opening in August in the centre of town on Kirkgate, just around the corner from Debenhams and House of Fraser. The brainchild of Masterchef’s Liz Cottam and Mark Owens (was head chef at the renowned Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant, The Box Tree).

Liz Cottam from Home Restaurant

We ate…

Rabbit in the wood
Rich rabbit stew, poached loin wrapped air dried ham, parsnips, black garlic & smoked potato.

Rabbit from the menu

Sweet peas, lamb & mint
Fresh local peas (from the Harewood House estate) infused with mint, slow cooked lamb breast, pea foam, crispy lamb dust, minted curd powder.

Lamb and peas

Wine chosen by Liz

Heritage tomato & basil salad
Marinated tomatoes, basil sponge, tomato meringue, basil ice cream, tomato powder, white balsamic jelly, fresh basil.

Scottish salmon, cucumber, lemon & dill
Poached salmon, compressed cucumber, lemon puree, cucumber and dill broth.

Salmon on the menu

Strawberry cheesecake
Strawberry parfait, vanilla cream cheese, macerated strawberries, chocolate biscuit, milk & vanilla gel.

Dessert - Cheesecake

The Home Leeds team treated us to such a lovely evening. The food was incredible…the flavours were beautiful. So good to eat such fresh food, some of it from the Harewood House Food & Drink Project.

It was also great to meet the recruited apprentices from Leeds City College (Liz and Mark held a Masterchef type challenge to find the cream of the city’s young cooking talent). 

The Home Restaurant Chefs

The restaurant will be offering a choice of three, five and ten course tasting menus Thursday to Sunday…and the August menu (both standard and vegetarian options available is all based around Summertime favourites. It includes:

Sweet peas, lamb, mint
Lobster thermidor
Heritage tomato & basil
Smoked venison tartare, carrots, liquorice
Scottish salmon, cucumber, lemon, dill
BBQ Pork, relish, corn
Peach Melba
Strawberry cheesecake

Reserve a table now, before they all get snapped up! 

16/17 Kirkgate, Leeds LS1 6BY


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