ONE of Yorkshire’s leading chefs is reuniting with his tv partner for a one-off evening of foraged-inspired dishes.
Andrew Pern, owner of top restaurants including The Star Inn at Harome and York’s Star In the City, appeared on BBC Countryfile programme last autumn alongside Alysia Vasey, who runs Yorkshire Foragers.
In the programme Alysia – who supplies numerous one and two Michelin star chefs – went foraging, with Andrew then creating a delicious meal out of the ingredients.
And now the pair are joining forces yet again, with a special tasting menu dinner at Mr P’s Curious Tavern in York on 25 April.
Guests will enjoy a five-course tasting menu which will include Forager’s Broth with charred celeriac, cured North Sea halibut with salty fingers and hay-baked Harome reared barnyard chicken with St George mushrooms.
Ingredients supplied by Alysia will include sea purslane, scurvy grass, nettles, hazelnuts, wild garlic and sweet woodruff, used across the tasting menu.
During the course of the evening, the forager will also be explaining about her work and about the produce.
“I have been providing Andrew and his team with ingredients for years and so it’s very exciting for me to be working with him on what will be a fantastic evening,” said Alysia, who lives in Doncaster.
“He has a well-deserved reputation for producing amazing food and so this should be a very special night.”
The chef said he was also looking forward to the event.
“Alysia’s knowledge about foraging is second to none and it was great to work with her on Countryfile,” said Andrew.
“We’re using some brilliant ingredients in the menu, some of which people may not have tried before, so it should be a really special night.”
Tickets for the event, which are £35 each, can be booked via the website www.mrpscurioustavern.co.uk.