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Excitingly the team at the Harewood Food & Drink Project (HFDP) return to the kitchen with the next installment in the critically acclaimed “Dining Room” event series running over four nights in September on the 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th, starting at 7pm.

Tickets are priced at £80 each for the full nine course tasting menu and are available to purchase here.

What’s on the Menu at the Harewood Food & Drink Project Dining Room Event

The menu has been designed and will be delivered by HFDP’s Executive Chef Josh Whitehead, recently crowned “Chef of the Year” at this years prestigious Yorkshire Evening Post, Oliver Awards and prominently features produce sourced from Harewood throughout each course, with around 80% of the menu sourced from the estate. Plus, there will be an optional drinks pairing available to purchase on the night which has been specially designed to compliment and enhance the flavors of the menu.

The menu sees the culmination of a series of techniques and tests that Josh has been trialing using Harewood produce since being appointed as Executive Chef at and will give diners a “Taste of Harewood”. The menu features beef and venison from Harewood’s livestock; fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and edible flowers from it’s historic walled garden and a range of wild foods foraged around the 4500 acre estate.

HFDP Executive Chef, Josh Whitehead said, “I’m really excited about the menu for this, it’s great to be back hosting events for the first time since February! My team and I have been quietly plotting and planning the food for our return after lockdown. Having had so much time on our hands, we’ve planned this menu to represent the best the season has to offer. The menu, in my opinion, is the closest we’ve come to discovering what the “taste of Harewood” is and due to the sheer volume of Harewood produce featured, I believe it’s a great reflection of what we’re about.”

A new dining experience at Harewood House’s old Stable Block

The event will take place at the newly refurbished “Hovels” after it underwent a major redevelopment earlier this year. The Hovels is an old stable block built in the late 1700’s around the same time as Harewood House, it was designed by Robert Carr, the same architect who designed the Grade I listed stately home. The building has had several different purposes throughout it’s life time.

These vary from a basic dwelling, dog kennels to horse stables, hunting lodges and now finally as a premium event space for Harewood Food & Drink Projects fine dining events. The building is also available for private rental for weddings, corporate hire and private functions. Following a successful planning application, the building is now complete with a new glazed atrium, brand new commercial kitchen and is fully licensed for alcohol sales and wedding ceremonies.

HFDP Managing Director, Eddy Lascelles said, “We’re so excited to be back doing what we love, bringing people together to enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed environment. When we set up HFDP we wanted to create menus which were built around produce sourced from the estate. We think this is the closest we’ve ever come to achieving our zero miles food aim with every course heavily featuring produce sourced from Harewood.

“We’re blessed with access to exceptional quality produce and working with such a talented chef as Josh it’s exciting to see his ideas developing of making best use of it on his menus. We think diners will love this tasting menu and are in for a right treat. During the lockdown we launched our takeaway bistro service for people to finish off and enjoy in their own home, we were really blown away by the support for it, but for us we really love bringing people together to enjoy Josh’s food in
Harewood’s spaces.”

For more information regarding this amazing dining experience in September, visit: https://www.harewoodfoodanddrink.com/

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