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A month-long celebration of Durham produce, showcased by TasteDurham food quality scheme award-winners in some very special dishes

Bistro 21

Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS 0191 384 4354

Steak Night – Tuesday 24th September Held only two or three times a year, our steak night is back by popular demand. On this occasion, diners can expect to sample superb steaks sourced from Durham farms. Why not try something traditional such as succulent fillet steak or one of our house specialities – Ox Cheek and Tail Pie. For added exquisite flavour, you have a choice of delicious sauces including our uniquely prepared 21 Steak Sauce.

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Bradley Burn Farm Shop and Café Bradley Burn Farm, Wolsingham, County Durham DL13 3JH 01388 529488

Bradley Burn Ploughman’s Lunch Enjoy succulent ham slices, with a selection of local cheeses including Cotherstone cheese, served with local bread and butter and homemade Bradley Burn apple chutney.

Local Produce Lunch includes the well-known Cotherstone cheese from Teesdale, and locally sourced ham, alongside Bradley Burn’s homemade apple chutney.

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Broom House Farm

Broom House Far, Near Witton Gilbert, Durham, County Durham DH7 6TR 0191 371 8382

Fresh Mint and Lamb Burger with Coleslaw Served with Durham yoghurt and cucumber dip.

Local Produce Succulent lamb from our very own butchery, and locally sourced bread from Mattison’s bakery in Durham.

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CafĂŠ Bowes

Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606

Seared Loin of Teesdale Lamb Served with pomme fondant, a lamb kidney beignet, orange and carrot puree alongside baby beets and rosemary jus.

Local Produce Quality lamb reared in Teesdale and sourced from McFarlane’s Butchers in Barnard Castle in the Durham Dales.

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Claypath Delicatessen

57 Claypath, Durham City, County Durham DH1 1QS 0191 340 7209

Grilled Home-Grown Courgette and Haloumi Salad Served with edible flower salsa.

Local Produce Our philosophy is ‘food metres and not miles’. The salad leaves and courgettes for this vegetarian dish are from our very own deli garden picked fresh every morning. Our home-grown edible flowers will be sure to add a burst of flavour to the salsa that accompanies this dish.

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Dowfold House B&B

Low Jobs Hill, Crook, County Durham DL15 9AB 01388 762473

Durham Breakfast Tower English breakfast stacked in a delicious tower of potato bread and/or soda bread made with local buttermilk, Aldin Grange bacon round, gold pork sausage pattie, mushrooms, tomatoes and black pudding topped with poached egg and tomato coulis.

Local Produce Nearly all of the ingredients are sourced from wellknown Durham farms including Aldin Grange on the outskirts of Durham City and Bradley Burn in Weardale.

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Durham Dales Centre

Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, County Durham DL13 2FJ 03000 262626

Traditional Durham Dales Breakfast Set yourself up for the day or simply enjoy a hearty meal with a traditional Durham Dales breakfast including farmhouse pork sausage, red onion, bacon, black pudding, free range eggs, fried potatoes, organic mushrooms and tomatoes all served with toasted farmhouse tin loaf bread.

Local Produce All ingredients are sourced from Durham suppliers less than 15 miles from the Durham Dales Centre. And don’t miss our selection of locally brewed guest ales too. Taste Men of Steel, Red Dust or White Hot, all produced and sourced from Consett Ale Works in the Vale of Durham.

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Gadds Town House

34 Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham DH1 3HN 0191 384 1037

Durham Steak and Ale Pie A tasty dish sealed with puff pastry that holds melt-in-the-mouth beef chunks, with a deep delightful taste of local ale served with seasonal vegetables and an extra jug of gravy.

Local Produce Using the dark Temptation Ale from Durham Brewery we are creating a warming steak and ale pie which uses braised prime cuts of locally reared beef.

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Haswell’s Homer Hill Farm Shop

Homer Hill Farm, Rainton Gate, West Rainton, County Durham DH5 9RG 0191 584 1941

Warmed Salad of Wood Pigeon Served soused beets and red cabbage with blackberry vinaigrette.

Local Produce Enjoy this special dish with a thirst-quenching glass of Sparkling Autumn Fruit cordial made especially by Haswell’s for TasteDurham month.

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Headlam Hall

Headlam, Gainford, County Durham DL2 3HA 01325 730238

12-hour Cooked Headlam Reared Lamb Served with turnip, bacon and cider gratin, mashed potato, broad beans, leek puree and mint jus.

Local Produce It doesn’t get much more local than our own back garden! The lamb is reared on the hotel farm and all vegetables are from the hotel garden.

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Bailey’s Restaurant - The Honest Lawyer Hotel The Bridge, Croxdale, County Durham DH1 3SP 0191 3783780

Durham Blue Cheese, Poached Pears and Fig Salad Served with chilli spiced walnut and sherry vinaigrette.

Local Produce This dish will be showcasing the Bronze Medal winner of the 2012 British Cheese Awards Mordon Blue cheese - from Parlour Made farm in Sedgefield. This blue veined soft cheese with a mild flavour and creamy texture is without a doubt a star ingredient in this specially created TasteDurham salad dish.

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Knitsley Grange Farm Shop

East Knitsley Grange Farm, Knitsley, Consett, County Durham DH8 9EW 01207 592059

The Knitsley Charcuterie Meat Platter Homemade buffet pork pie, Knitsley corned beef, home-cured ham, Edward’s haslet, homemade chicken liver pate, slow roasted beef and pork. Served with freshly produced beetroot salad and freshly baked artisan bread from the on-site bakery.

Local Produce Our award-winning shop and cafĂŠ offer some of the best meats (including locally reared rare breed pork) and produce sourced from within our busy farm and butchery.

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The Brasserie at Rockliffe Hall Hotel

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Hurworth, Hurworth 0n Tees, County Durham DL2 2DU

01325 729999

Rockliffe Hall’s Raby Estate Venison Burger Served in Rockliffe Hall’s Brasserie restaurant, the Raby Estate venison burger is topped with grilled Cotherstone cheese and homemade mustard, encased in a delicious toasted bun and served with vine tomatoes, hand-cut chips and Durham Bourbon Stout braised onions; combining a variety of complementing flavours and showcasing some of Durham’s very best local ingredients.

Local Produce The venison in this dish is naturally produced on the lower Raby estate in Durham, ensuring only the highest quality, freshest meat is used within the venison burgers. Rockliffe’s chefs top their homemade burgers with Cotherstone cheese; a mild and creamy semi-hard cheese handmade on a nearby Teesdale Farm and homemade mustard. The burger is accompanied with home-grown succulent tomatoes and hand-cut chips; sourced locally, as well as a delicious serving of onions; braised slowly with Bourbon stout from Sonnet 43 Brewery in nearby Coxoe; this smooth full bodied stout has a sweetness created from the bourbon and the use of chocolate nibs during brewing; an excellent match to the rich flavours of the venison and sweetness of the tomatoes.

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The Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9EB 01833 650213

Trout with Razor Clam Served with fennel puree and watercress foam.

Local Produce The trout is line caught at Grassholme Reservoir, just a few miles from the Rose and Crown. It will be served with locally sourced clams and sea vegetables, along with chive flowers from our own garden.

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South Causey Inn

Beamish Burn Road, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0LS 01207 235555

Red Stag Loin Pan fried loin of venison rested on leeks with mashed potato and locally-made black pudding, circled with our own home-grown rhubarb and brandy jus.

Local Produce The seasonal produce grown in our garden makes its way into our kitchen to delight diners looking for a delicious, hearty meal. The rhubarb from this very garden will make an appearance in this wonderful autumn dish created for TasteDurham month.

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The Italian Farmhouse Restaurant South Street, West Rainton, County Durham DH4 6PA 0191 584 1022

Charlie Hird’s Three Little Pigs Crispy pork belly, pulled pork shoulder and tenderloin served with an apple compote and thick cut chips.

Local Produce The pork used in the dish was farmed by 13 year old Charlie Hird of Burdon Village, who breeds and raises Saddleback and Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, both rare breeds famed for their excellent flavour. The pigs are reared outdoors and are allowed to mature slowly which produces moist meat with a superior taste and texture.

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The Lambton Hounds Inn Front Street, Pity Me, County Durham DH1 5DE 0191 386 4742

SautĂŠed Mushrooms and Caramelised Onions Topped with melted Teesdale Blue cheese. We have also created a special Teesdale Blue cheese sauce to accompany our popular steak dishes.

Local Produce Teesdale Blue is making a debut at our restaurant to celebrate TasteDurham Month. Produced by Leaside Cheesemakers which was only set up a year ago in the Durham Dales, it is already making its mark in the foodie world. Not least it has beaten stiff competition in its class from Cornwall, Leicester and Yorkshire and it was only one of two cheeses to be given a Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Quality at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2013.

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Café 1618

16 Market Place, Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham DL12 0QG 01833 640300

Teesdale Lead Miners Pasty Vegetable mix at one end, minted mushy peas at the other and lamb cooked in rosemary and garlic in the middle. Vegetarian option also available – mushrooms, leeks and peppers replace the lamb.

Local Produce In the lead mines of the Durham Dales in the late eighteenth century, the dense, folded pastry of a pasty would stay warm for several hours, and could easily be reheated on a shovel over a candle. Our pasty uses locally reared lamb and vegetables and is a strong link to Teesdale’s lead-mining heritage.

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Beamish Museum Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG 0191 370 4000

Beamish Fish and Chips Edwardian style fish and chips cooked in a coal-fired range and fried in beef dripping from Davy’s Coal Fired Fish and Chip Shop.

Local Produce Our fish is sourced from local suppliers and potatoes are grown in the fields around the museum; in true Edwardian style they are delivered to the fish and chip shop by horse and cart. Wash down your fish and chips with a bottle of Durham natural spring water, sourced from Leasingthorne Spring, three miles east of Bishop Auckland in the Vale of Durham.

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Oldfields Eating House

18 Claypath, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 1RH 0191 370 9595

Salmon Cured in Sonnet 43 Brewhouse Bourbon Stout

Local Produce Sonnet 43 is one of Durham’s newest breweries. Dark malts give this sweet stout an almost black body with a tempting dark tan head. Brewed using the finest ingredients gives a rich, full-body and aromas of bitter chocolate and oak, as well as multiple flavour levels comprising delicate sweet bourbon, silky chocolate and dry oak. Salmon cured in this stout is sure to delight diners looking for something different.

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The Rose Tree

Low Road West, Shincliffe, Durham, County Durham DH1 2LY 0191 386 8512

The Rose Tree 8oz Burger Served with smoked streaky bacon, Durham Camembert cheese and homemade tomato chutney.

Local Produce We have created the ‘Rose Tree Burger’ using 8oz of Neasham Grange minced beef and locally sourced pork for smoked streaky bacon. Our homemade tomato chutney deliciously complements the burger along with creamy Durham Camembert cheese from Sedgefield which oozes out of this perfectly cooked dish. Enjoy twice cooked hand cut chips on the side, made from Durham potatoes and rounding of this tasty meal in style.

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TasteDurham Month Menu  

TasteDurham Month Menu