Apologies for the slight delay in posting our latest menu but we found it quite difficult to agree which dishes to choose for this one. Autumn really is our favourite time of the year for food as it goes hand in hand with comfort and getting cosy. We looked at classic dishes from some of our favourite chefs for inspiration such as Shaun Hill and Raymond Blanc. But as we always say, it’s the seasons that tend to dictate the ingredients we choose to cook with.
Though they feature on many a top restaurant menu as a popular starter, we’ve not served scallops at North Star Deli before. They’re in season between August and December and are delicious, healthy and versatile. We’re sure our local fishmonger Out of the Blue will find us some plump and tasty specimens.
We were wondering whether to serve game again after serving such an intense game soup and roast partridge last month, but the pheasant season only started on October 1st so they’ll be perfect for cooking around now. We’ve decided to do something a little special with it too, as another criteria for designing our menu is that it wouldn’t necessarily be a dish that most people would bother cooking at home.
A pithivier is a dome of flaky pastry traditionally filled with sweet almond paste but we’ll be filling it with a complex multi-layered mixture including confit pheasant legs, dried berries, juniper and chestnuts. Our vegetarian main course gives us the chance to use ripe and juicy figs matched with a delicious locally made blue cheese.
For pudding, what else but the chance to scour our many American cookbooks for exciting pumpkin recipes. It’s practically the emblem that represents this time of year. We’re not exactly sure which recipe we’re going serve yet but we have our aromatic spices and maple syrup on standby.
Here’s is our next supperclub menu. We’d love it if you could join us on November 3rd at 7.30pm for 8pm. 3 delicious courses for £25.
Scallops with lentils
(V) Vegetable bhaji’s with lentils
Pheasant pithivier with root vegetable dauphinoise and cavolo nero
(V) grilled fig and Burt’s blue cheese tart
Pumpkin inspired dessert
Our next event is not far away so please call the deli on 0161 862 0133 or visit us at North Star Delicatessen, 418 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton to reserve your tickets. Keep up with the latest supperclub news on Twitter @Joinus4Supper or on our Facebook page.