If a restaurant has a reservation list before it even opens, then you know it’s going to be good.
FORGE at the Middleton Lodge Estate in North Yorkshire has been transformed from a once-neglected farm building to create a unique restaurant styled with dark grey tones, rustic brick walls and open fires, providing an intimate dining experience, with less than fifty covers.
Opening on 6th December, the restaurant will serve food foraged straight from the estate and cooked on open fires. Expect intricate, delicate dishes using unusual flavours and ingredients that you won’t be able to taste anywhere else.
Executive Chef Gareth Rayner will be taking the reins at FORGE and has created a nine-course tasting menu and a five-course set menu for the restaurant. Each dish will be influenced by the ingredients found amongst the estate’s Kitchen Garden, surrounding woodlands and the local farming community.
Because of how seasonal the menus are, they will change on a daily basis depending on what food is available from the Middleton Lodge Estate and also from the local farmers.
It really is going to offer a dining experience that can’t be found elsewhere. James Allison, owner of the Middleton Lodge Estate says,”We want to create an experience like no other, full of memorable moments from the minute the diners step foot in the restaurant to their last mouthful of Gareth’s innovative dishes.
“Using produce foraged from the estate that day as the main focus for each dish on the menu, alongside using open fires as our main cooking technique is going to create some really incredible, strong and certainly memorable flavours that is like nothing else in the North.”
Reservations are now open for bookings at FORGE, with tables available from 6th December onwards. To make a reservation, diners can phone 01325 377977 or email [email protected].
FORGE will be open from Wednesday to Saturday for evening reservations only. The nine-course tasting menu is priced at a guide of £65 per person and the optional wine pairing is £45 per person.
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