Introducing Leeds Brewery's Winter Menu
Winter is fast approaching and what better way to spend a bitter cold evening tucked away in a warm, cosy pub in the heart of Leeds. As we introduce our winter menu, it brings new ingredients, exciting flavours and a selection of hearty wholesome dishes that reflect the dropping temperatures.
The Winter season is upon us, giving our chefs the opportunity to create British classics that we all crave at this time of year. The seasonal ingredients and locally sourced produce means recipes can be tailored to the winter months, allowing our chefs to expose their creativity and prepare ingredients in innovative ways that help our menu stay current. The meaty favourites on the menu include the classic steak and ale pie served with the Brewery’s own Midnight Bell ale gravy, Yorkshire Dales sausage and mash with a rosemary and red wine gravy, a braised beef brisket that has been slow braised for 6 hours and pan roasted tarragon chicken breast. All of these dishes emit the warm, hearty flavours of a dish that is appreciated on a winter’s day.
Our menu provides vegetarian and fish alternatives using the freshest produce including seasonal root vegetables. With a reputation as one of the most popular dishes on our menu and an all time British classic, Leeds Best battered haddock and chips is served with a with pea purée, the caramelised shallot tart with Yorkshire Blue is another option for those who are not lovers of meat. There is also a seasonal soup featured on our starter menu that will adapt based on the vegetables available; the perfect way to keep you warm.
"We firmly believe in supporting local businesses and farmers that provide high quality goods which can then be reflected in every aspect of our menu"
All of the ingredients that make up our menu are locally sourced here in Leeds and every dish is homemade in the pub’s kitchens by our experienced chefs. We firmly believe in supporting local businesses and farmers that provide high quality goods which can then be reflected in every aspect of our menu. The produce available from our suppliers influences the dishes that are chosen by our chefs and have an effect on the possible combinations of ingredients, hence why our menu has to be tweaked on a seasonal basis. Our chefs have the challenging task of deciding what flavours are complimentary of each other, adding their own unique twist to bring new and interesting flavours to create a stand out menu.
Our chefs take full advantage of having a bar right on their doorstep and regularly incorporate the Brewery’s beers and ales into our menu. As what seems like a necessary ingredient to gravy and stocks, it enhances all of the flavours of the winter warmers. They have even included it in our dessert menu - chocolate brownie served with Leeds Brewery’s Gathering Storm ice-cream. Our chefs know as much as about their food as they do their beer and are willing to recommend the perfect pint to compliment your meal.
Our pubs hold regular monthly meetings to review the menu and grant staff the opportunity to try new dishes, not only so they can give recommendations to the customers but so that the menu does not just reflect the preferences of our chefs, but of our entire team. All of our chefs get to contribute their ideas for the menu and enjoy experimenting with new techniques and flavours to produce a menu that they are passionate about serving.
The winter menu is now available at all Leeds Brewery pubs. LB