A few weeks ago North Star chef Ben appeared on BBC2’s food quiz ‘A Question of Taste’ in a team called ‘Northern Stars’. His fellow team members were supper club regular Joby (aka Mr North from NorthSouthFood) and SJ, a rare breed pig farmer from Porcus in Todmorden.
They did us proud with a sterling performance, beating the opposing team with their collective epicurean knowledge – although Ben insists they’d have utterly thrashed them if team captain Joby would’ve heeded his advice regarding a question on edible fungi…
Northern Stars have decided to get together once again for another food challenge – the next North Star supper club. Ben will be in the kitchen alongside supper club chef Deanna, cooking a menu co-designed by Joby, which features dishes made using one of SJ’s lovingly raised Tamworth pigs. SJ herself will also be there on the night to give a brief talk about raising rare breed pigs and answer any questions.
Home-made stout black pudding, served with Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, parsnip & watercress
Vegetarian option – R.S.Ireland’s vegetarian black pudding, served with Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, parsnip & watercress
Porcus Tamworth pig done 3 ways –
Crispy pork belly with spiced apple, tenderloin and braised home-made faggot, cider fondant potato and red cabbage
Vegetarian option – Baked Pexommier cheese & filo parcel, spiced apple, cider fondant potato and red cabbage
Pineapple tart tatin with ginger ice cream
As usual, our event begins at 7.30pm and places cost £25 per person for three delicious courses. Bookings can be made by calling North Star Delicatessen on 0161 862 0133, popping in to see us at 418 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton or booking online here.