Chef Sessions. A special night of exciting food with wine & beer pairings. Pop-up, seasonal.

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Chef Sessions

Chef Sessions

A special once a season night of exciting food with wine & beer pairings that we’ve run since 2017, Chef Sessions gives chefs from our five restaurants (Market Lane, The Castle Cafe, ORSO, Elbow Lane and Goldie fish & ale) the freedom to collaborate and create outside the normal structure of a daily menu. Each season we work together for six weeks to create a menu for this night which showcases new methods, ingredients and cooking styles that we’ve been experimenting with. We match many of the courses with beers from our own brewery as well as interesting wines chosen by our wine experts

  • Specialities
    • Pop-up
    • Tasting Menu
    • Wine and Beer Pairings
    • Welcome Cocktail
    • Fixed price
  • Services
  • Payment Options
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
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