Leeds to host new ‘pop up’ restaurant Chateau Marmot

Have you heard of Chateau Marmot?

If you’re in Leeds then you might be about to discover this new restaurant – it’s just I just don’t know exactly when or where it will be!

Claiming to offer a “mind blowing gastronomic experience” on August the 17, 18 or 19th  the evening is being cooked up by chef Miles Dupree (pictured) who is taking a break from London’s  Ottolenghi..

Organisers say the event follows on from a celebrated sell-out run in York, for two nights and a Sunday lunch the Chateau will pop up in a secret venue in the centre of Leeds to serve up a five course tasting menu featuring creative, locally sourced, Modern British food with an international twist and new cooking techniques courtesy of Dupree:

“I want to share some exciting takes on classic dishes as well as interesting new techniques and flavour pairings with people in Yorkshire this summer.  Our forager in Harrogate is out raiding the hedgerows and our organic farmers in North Yorkshire are selecting their best meat and veggies for us as we speak.  It’s going to be fun!”

Owners Theo Cooper and Danielle Treanor got in touch to explain that Chateau Marmot will feature a tasting menu able to compete with the best but minus the formality of a Michelin starred restaurant, as Danielle explains:

“We want to outlaw the stuffiness associated with eating amazing food; for people to have a fantastic time and be blown away by the food they’ve eaten in a friendly and unexpected context. I’m from Yorkshire and I know the passion people have for food here.”

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Duck egg pop quinoa

Guests will dine on a five course tasting menu for just £28 per head with dishes such as roast duck breast, orange puree, black olive, quinoa and almonds or poached snapper, turnips, radish, butter dashi and Dupree’s secret recipe liquorice powder. Drinks will be primarily BYO with wine pairings suggested by their sommelier on their website, they will also serve award winning Rudgate Brewery beer and feature a cheese cart, packed with Yorkshire cheeses.

All of this will be taking place in a secret central Leeds location to be revealed to guests a few days before their booking. There will be art pieces from the Marmot’s own private collection on display and occasional special guests.

To book a ticket go to www.chateaumarmot.tumblr.com

Follow the Marmot’s foodie exploits on Twitter @chateaumarmot

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