Can Food Be Art? The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds

Can food be art? What do you reckon?

How much of enjoying a plate of food is based just on taste, how much part do our other senses have to play?

Last friday the other half and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at one of the Leeds’ major food players right now – Michael O’Hare’s The Man Behind the Curtain.  First hearing about him when attending one of Dinner at the Manor’s fantastic supper clubs, I listened intently to a lady who’d highly recommended eating at his previous establishment The Blind Swine in York. Unfortunately, it closed before I got the chance, so when news broke of The Man Behind The Curtain I booked a table.

I don’t want to give too much away with tonnes of descriptions of each dish, because it’ll ruin it. But, what I will say is no one is producing dishes remotely like these in the city, whether it be on taste or presentation. Stunning to look at and a play on the senses from one dish to the next. 

Apologies to Michael O’Hare for photographing the dishes, as on his website he says ‘this is not a restaurant for people who wish to photograph their food’. I’m sorry, I’m pretty incorrigible at the best of times, but when the food looks this good it’s inevitable!

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See what all the fuss is about, go book yourself a table!

The degustation menu is £65 per person.

Oops, a lovely reader has just told me I hadn’t actually said if I enjoyed the meal…..I did, one of the best meals I’ve had in a while!!

The Man Behind The Curtain
68-78 Vicar Lane
Leeds
LS1 7JH
0113 2432376
http://www.themanbehindthecurtain.co.uk

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