Pop-up suppers take Italian twist at the Old Dairy

Pop-up suppers at The Old Dairy in Ford are taking on a Venetian flavour this month.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 8:41 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:08 am
Alan Reid, pop-up chef at The Old Dairy.

Following hot on the heels of their baking classes at the Gritti Palace Hotel on the Grand Canal, owners Keith and Lynne Allan are working with guest chef Alan Reid to bring a Venetian twist to their latest suppers.

Diners will begin with a Harry’s Bar Bellini, based on the cocktail from the legendary Venetian bar.

The Old Dairy's afternoon tea in Venice, Italy.

Chef Alan is a huge fan of Venice too – one of his best memories is travelling there on the Orient Express. He is beginning the dinner with an organic spinach and sweet basil espresso followed by a wild mushroom and truffle risotto.

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The main course is a saltimbocca alla Romana, which translates into an escalope of local pork with Parma ham.

“And of course we must have a fantastic Venetian tiramisu,” said Lynne.

“I’m afraid we don’t have a gondola, but we do have an old Tweed fishing boat sitting at the entrance to the Dairy; I wouldn’t like to row it down the Grand Canal, because it’s got a few holes in it!”

The Old Dairy's afternoon tea in Venice, Italy.

The pop-up suppers are taking place on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. Call 01890 820325 for details or send and email to info@the olddairyinford.co.uk