PREVIEW: Gorse: A Dinner Experience for Curious Gastronomes

Leeds Indie Food Festival is about to start in a matter of weeks, I can’t believe it’s coming round so quickly, it’s really exciting! Recently I posted about which events were on my must go to list, if time and money were no object, one of those was Gorse: A Dinner Experience for Curious Gastronomes. Who are Gorse? Well, they are a two-man team – Geoffroy and Richard, a French/Scottish duo who have conjured up a six course tasting menu based around vegetables. Now even though I’m a full on meat-loving carnivore, as regular readers may’ve cottoned onto, the last few years I’ve grown more of a fondness of meat-free food and was more than intrigued when one of the events during the festival was solely based around vegetables. What particularly caught my eye was that the whole experience was to showcase produce from around Yorkshire and collaboration, both being at the heart of the festival’s ethos. 

Hosted by Mrs Atha’s, we were treated to the dishes as a preview to their 10 night pop-up in May.

Here are some photos of the evening:

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Homemade sourdough
Homemade sourdough

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Snacks - Taco revisited with Harissa and cottage cheese, Avocado parfait & sesame, Yorkshire cheese on a sable biscuit with Wensleydale and pickled rhubarb
Snacks – Taco revisited with Harissa and cottage cheese, Avocado parfait & sesame, Yorkshire cheese on a sable biscuit with Wensleydale and pickled rhubarb

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Celeriac & egg - celeriac puree with a bantam poached egg and celeriac pasta
Celeriac & egg – celeriac puree with a bantam poached egg and celeriac pasta

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Asparagus with peas, spinach & rapeseed mayonnaise
Asparagus with peas, spinach & rapeseed mayonnaise

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Onion, orzo and beer - orzo with onion caramelised in beer, pine nut emulsion and parsnip
Onion, orzo and beer – orzo with onion caramelised in beer, pine nut emulsion and parsnip

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Mango, carrot, basil oil and creme fraiche
Mango, carrot, basil oil and creme fraiche

Panna cotta with roasted oat meal and crystallised Gorse
Panna cotta with roasted oat meal and crystallised Gorse (extra course for LIF passport holders)!

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Espresso tart
Espresso tart

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Piccolo using Maude Coffee
Piccolo using Mrs Atha’s Maude Coffee

I won’t describe each one in detail as I’d rather you find out for yourselves, but what I will say is that it was delicious, combining lots of interesting tastes and textures flowing through the savoury and the sweet. As mentioned earlier, Gorse is one of the events in the Leeds Indie Food festival, I’d recommend going, even for the most hardened carnivore it’s well worth it!! If you want anymore information on getting tickets click on the link here!!

Mrs Atha’s

Central Road

Leeds

LS1 6DE

https://www.leedsindiefood.co.uk

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