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Summer over and Autumn has started and I have a pop up cate at The Sunday School on Beckside in Staithes for the Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September I will be open from 10am to 5pm offering cafe staples and of course some interesting snacks and hot food come along and also see a great exhibition of Ian Burkes art. On Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of October it will be Lisa@The Gallery in Staithes again our very popular seasonal dinner please contact Al at the Gallery to book your place the menu will be posted soon.

Well it is finally here summer and all that it brings, hopefully lots of outdoor eating and celebrations. We have been doing a lot of catering for holiday cottages who are having family get togethers and birthday celebrations so if you are renting a cottage in the area and want private dinning , some meals delivered or some frozen meals have a look at the web site and give me a ring on 01947 841321I would be very happy to help. Our Summer Lisa@TheGallery will take place on Friday 4th July and Saturday 5th July and although it is the weekend of American Independence celebrations I decided instead to have a lovely summer menu celebrating all that is great about this time of year and what Yorkshire has to offer so here is the menu.

A little something before dinner with your welcome drink.
Barlottie Bean & Courgette Dip with Summer Vegetables
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Barbecued Pomegranate & Coriander Lamb Kebabs on a bed of African Cous Cous Salad
A Celebration of Garden Peas
(Pea Mousse,Pea Fritters,Garden Pea Salad)
Salad of Lobster Fennel & Beetroot with Savoury Blackcurrants
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Marinated Local Seatrout with a Ragout of Broadbeans,Lettuce & Cream
Guinea Fowl in the Style of Chausseur
(White Wine, Mushrooms,Pancetta, Tomatoes,Parsley)
Individual Spinach Courgette & Feta Filo Pies with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce
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Gooseberry & Elderflower Fool with Heather Honey Mandolins
Raspberry & Thyme Custard Tart
Trio of Pots, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate
Local Cheese with Homemade Chutney, Fruit, & Biscuits
I hope you like the menu so make a booking by contacting Al Milnes to make your reservation Saturday is looking busy but not full 01947 841840 or 07972012464 £35 per person including welcome drink.
I am making my travels to Gurnsey for the summer cooking for a family and will be away from the end of July till the beginning of September but will always be available by email or by phone if you need to get in touch. I will be at the Staithes Art and Heritage weekend with my pop up cafe at the Sunday School Gallery on Beckside on 13th &14th September. The Autumn Lisa@TheGallery will be on 24th 25th October and you can make a reservation on the numbers above.

Happy New Year to you all hope you all had a good time and enjoyed lots of good food, I had a wonderful time with my parents at Christmas and New Year at a friends new venture The Fox Inn at Roxby great food. You may all be a bit flat now that everything is over and not a lot to look forward too but time to put this in your diary and make a reservation for the next pop up restaurant at Staithes Gallery on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January with a Burns Inspired menu. Contact Alison at the Gallery on 01947 841840 or 07972012464 to make a reservation I know many of you will be holding back on making a reservation due to the possibility of bad weather but a few days before the event will be fine to make a reservation . So below is the menu.

Scottish Nibbles with a welcome drink
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Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushrooms
Cullen Skink Smoked Haddock Soup
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Haggis Bashed Tatties and Neeps tot of Whisky
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Scottish Salmon Fish Cakes with Homemade Tartare Sauce
Angus Beef and Venison Pie
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Little Scottish Butterscotch Pots with Shortbread Fingers
Cranachan ( Raspberries, Oatmeal, and Cream )
Scottish Cheese with Oatmeal Biscuits
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Coffee and Tablet

I think you will agree this will be a great night out for £35 per head so am looking forward to seeing you all don’t forget to wear a kilt!!!

Seasons Greetings

Well December is finally here and a new year is only a few weeks away ,another year to look forward to ,and lots of culinary challenges ahead .If you are requiring anything over the next few weeks let me know by phone 01947 841321 or by email lisaechapman@btinternet.com I will try to fill all your orders. My popular special mince pies, sweet pastry ,deep filled with vegetarian homemade mincemeat, and topped with almond macaroon are available for £1.90 for 4 or £5.20 per dozen delicious . Have a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Autumn

We are having a wonderful beginning to October in the North East and I am enjoying my free time. The Staithes Art & Heritage weekend was a great success and extremely busy and it was so good to see many familiar faces I look forward to next years events. We will be running our Autumn Pop up Restaurant at Staithes Gallery on the 18th 19th October please make a booking by contacting Al at the gallery on 01947 841840 or 07972012464 and to get you interested the menu is as follows

A Small Cup of Chestnut & Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Truffle Oil

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Salad of Pear, Cobnut & Yorkshire Blue Cheese with Quince Dressing

Gin & Juniper Cured Salmon with Apple & Fennel Cream & Buttered Rye

Pigeon, Ham, & Chicken Terrine with Homemade Fig Relish

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Skate Wing ,Nut Brown Butter, Parsley Jelly,Capers & Lemon Confit

Local Roast Partridge with Chorizo & Sage Stuffing, Cider Cream Sauce

Pumpkin, Shallot, & Mushroom Tart

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Apple Snow with Whipped Cream , Homemade Ginger Snaps

Blackberry & Blueberry Marzipan Gratin

Yorkshire Cheese with Fresh Fig Biscuits and Chutney

Well it’s here this weekend and I will be operating a ” Pop up Cafe ” at Singing Waters which is on the High Street just before the Cod and Lobster. I will be open from 10 am to 5.30 pm on both days and shall be selling beverages ,sweet homemade treats, light savoury snacks suitable at any time of the day but great at lunch time, salads and some more substantial main course dishes. We are in a great venue and will have access to a verandah overlooking the harbour weather permitting but it looks as if it will not rain so bring a coat so you can enjoy the view. I look forward to welcoming you all and I am sure you will enjoy all the artists work that will be on view in 75 locations.

It has been so nice to have a proper English summer for a change, and has inspired me to come up with lots of interesting salads for eating outside or taking on a picnic but alas I must start thinking about coming events. I am currently working for a family in Guernsey as there private chef for all of August preparing all there meals and entertaining needs so lots of cooking. My next event that may be of interest is I will be opening a Pop up Cafe at the Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September Lisa@Singing Waters is on the High Street just next to the slip near the Cod & Lobster so come and have a look at the festival and call in for some interesting food while you are there. Another Pop up Restaurant is planned for 18th and 19th October at Staithes Gallery so book early . Thanks for all your support and enjoy the rest of the summer.