YES! I FINALLY GOT A 10!!!! Obviously I am delighted to have eventually achieved that 10 I’ve been waiting for. I feel like it’s a bit of a monkey off my back to be honest, as I should have got a 10 earlier in the week, but again those silly little mistakes meant 8’s and 9’s. … Continue reading The Dessert- My Great Briton
Right guys, so Main Course last night- Another 9! Whilst of course it was great to get a 9, I felt once again slightly disappointed with myself. I feel like both my fish dish and my main course were technically 10/10 dishes, but I let myself down with the execution. Very annoying. I suppose, that … Continue reading The Main Course-Beef At The Cutting Edge
I’m pretty happy to have got a 9/10 on my dish last night. But once again, it has made me realise that I really need to try harder to iron out those tiny little mistakes that may have lost me that crucial point that could have taken my dish to the banquet. I’m disappointed that my tartar was a little … Continue reading The Fish Dish- Preserving The Future
It’s finally time for The North East heat of Great British Menu 2016! So you can follow my GBM experience, and hear all about the stories behind my dishes, I’ll be writing daily blog posts about the previous nights episode on here. It was a very strange experience last night. Sitting down with my family, and turning … Continue reading The Starter- Oeufs Drumkilbo 2016
The Black Swan is a reflection of everyone that works here and the team work together on everything that we do. We design and build most things ourselves; whether it’s growing our own food, developing our own cocktails, interior design, graphics, menus, inside and out, whatever. It’s us. Designed and made in Oldstead. We most recently decided to … Continue reading Designed and Made in Oldstead
By Alan Smith (Produce gardener and Front of house at The Black Swan) After nearly 2 years working in rural North Yorkshire one thing that I have learned for certain is that I know very little about gardening, food or wine. At first glance this may seem like a major problem for someone that works … Continue reading I Know Nothing
And so it begins! Last night saw the start of this years Great British Menu. Tommy will be making his debut TV appearance later in the series. We’re currently sworn to secrecy, but we can say that records are broken and judges describe the quality of cooking as the best ever. Tommy competes for the chance … Continue reading Great British Menu 2016 commences!