The Great Yorkshire Show 2012 was the abbreviated version, for one day only, after the downpours of Tuesday afternoon the organisers decided to cancel the rest of the show, no parking and severely restricted access….
So I will miss my Demo in the Game Cookery Theatre with Paul Mackie, Head Chef of Rudding Park scheduled for Thursday and William will miss the rest of the Sheep Clipping competition. Apparently the remaining 500 sheep not yet clipped in the competition including our 90 hogs will still be clipped by a crack local team on Wednesday morning, wondered if they will be timing and who will be unofficial local champion?
We thoroughly enjoyed the day on the Tuesday including a splendid lunch hosted by Gary Verity and Welcome to Yorkshire with superb local produce, expertly prepared and championed by Aaron Craig, Head Chef at Yorebridge House and team.
Great Yorkshire Show Menu
Duck Rillettes with beetroot chutney
Jacques Boncoeur Brut Reserve Champagne NV
our house champagne, crisp, off dry in style with classic apple and citrus fruit
Whitby Lobster & Crab Salad
Yorkshire Tomatoes & Basil Emulsion,
Womersley Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper Dressing
Fresh Bread rolls with Wensleydale Butter
Macon Villages, Cave de Lugny 2010
Fresh and elegant, apple fruit with hints of minerality flowing through into a good finish
Mill Close Farm Beef Fillet
Potato Fondant, Shin Croquette, Yorkshire Garlic Custard
Cote du Rhone, 1er Cotes, Ferme du Mont 2009
Full bodied, ripe, concentrated, black autumnal fruit,
a touch of spice with silky smooth finish
Lime Sorbet, Meringue
Coffee & Wensleydale Cheese Platter
with Harrogate Preserves Beetroot Chutney & Chipper Jam
This meal was outstanding! prepared in a field, in a tent, in the rain, the wines matched perfectly and everything really excellent quality, served just how it should be, honoured to have consumed and shared it with you.
- The Welcome to Yorkshire stand was bustling with all things wonderful to eat, drink, stay and do in our County, another superb effort and I was gutted that the 154th Great Yorkshire Show 2012 was only for one day….