York has just the best eating places tucked away in the shadow of its ancient city walls.
Inside the School House Gallery in Peasholme Green is a culinary pop-up, Cardamom and Dill, where visitors can enjoy proper coffee and exotic vegetarian and vegan lunches.
The art gallery is light and airy with tables available in the beautiful courtyard within the utterly sublime St Antony’s Hall garden.
Kate Burton is a self-confessed global gourmand, who wants to share her passion for international flavours.
Her menus are themed and change every week and lunchtime Mediterranean tasting plates are served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Booking is definitely advised.
I loved the retro feel of the dining area, complete with 70’s radiogram and a selection of vinyl.
On the lunchtime that I popped in my tasting plate contained a rich and creamy Spanish tortilla with new season potatoes and fresh parsley, sumptuous red peppers stuffed with Arborio rice, manchego cheese, membrillo, toasted pine nuts and fresh herbs. Also added was a butterbean, broccoli and sugar snap salad with a punchy caper dressing, Spanish paella-style rice salad with hints of saffron, sherry vinegar, lemon and fresh parsley. On the side was a smoky tomato and garlic dip. So Mediterranean!!
And a lemon cake for afters!
Kate is curating a collection of exclusive candle-lit long table supper clubs for just 25 guests. I am really looking forward to joining Kate quite soon.
The menu will be inspired by the tiny island of Paxos and the feasts she enjoyed sitting in secluded little harbours watching the fishing boats come and go. Booking well in advance was essential for her gourmet followers.
This is the perfect place to visit to remind you of delicious summer holiday flavours all year round.
And Kates website has all the recipes to try yourself at home plus her Instagram has the most wonderful appetising photos!