February brings us rhubarb and romance – what better combination to cheer up this miserable winter month!
It would of course be remiss of us based here in Wakefield to not mention rhubarb in February (see Food & Drink Events below). This lovely fruit is now in season and can be eaten in sweet and savoury dishes:
Rhubarb & Custard Tart – a different take on the classic rhubarb and custard combo
Rhubarb and Goat’s Cheese Salad – a fruity, tangy salad with lots of flavour that demonstrates rhubarb’s versatility
Rhubarb Vodka – yes, rhubarb booze! (The only downside to this recipe is that you can’t drink it for 3 months – sorry)
Rhubarb!: 21-23 February sees the return of the annual Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb. The festival, which celebrates Wakefield’s heritage as part of the famous Rhubarb Triangle (the small area in West Yorkshire that produces Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, which has Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status) will incorporate market stalls, cooking demonstrations and tours of the forcing sheds to name just a few things. So established is the festival that it is regularly attracting some big names for the cooking demos. This year the line up includes Simon Rimmer, Ben Ebbrell and Sean Wilson. Should be excellent.
Beer and sweets!: Other local food and drink themed events to put in your diary for 2014 include the second Wakefield Festival of Beer in May and Pontefract Liquorice Festival in July.
BBC Good Food Show Discount: If you are very quick there is still time to take advantage of 25% off tickets for the BBC Good Food Show Summer in June at the Birmingham NEC. Buy your tickets here and use the code EB25 when you check out. This expires on 3rd February so hurry if you don’t want to miss out!
Romance!: It is of course Valentine’s Day on 14th February and a few Wakefield Restaurants have some special menu offers on. Here are some that we have found:
Hotel St Piere, Newmillerdam – 5 courses for £29.95
The Black Bull, Midgely – 3 courses for £15.95 or 2 for £13.95
Red Kite, Durkar – 3 courses for £19.95 or 2 for £15.95
Are you a restaurant running a special offer for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion? If so we want your news! See our blog here
It’s my birthday this month so I will personally be testing out Wakefield’s answer to fine dining, Iris. Review to follow next month!
Our New Year kitchen offer has now finished (free appliance pack) however if you did enquire in January but didn’t quite have time to make your mind up we are extending the offer for you. Just order before the end of February and we will honour the offer. This only applies to those who enquired during January 2014.