New Cook’s at The Ropewalk Pudding Club evening

By janetuplin |

What better way of banishing any lingering thoughts of the Christmas Pudding than by enjoying a night at Cook’s at The Ropewalk Pudding Club.

Following three sell-out evenings in Barton upon Humber since it was launched last year, the Pudding Club returns on January 21 with some more tempting puds.

Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk is delighted how this new venture between the Maltkiln Road venue and Cooks Catering of New Holland has been received by the public.

“Tickets for every Pudding Club evening have sold out well before the night and we have even had to have a reserve list for those who left it too late,” she said.

“And it looks as if the 2012 evenings are going to be as successful.  There are only a handful of tickets left for the January one and already we are having enquiries for the one on March 16,” Liz went on.

 

As always the 2012 Pudding Clubs will follow the same format – a choice of a light first course which in January is Lentil and Cumin Caked with Minty Raita, Salmon Pattie with Tartar Sauce and Salad Leaves or Cajun Spiced Chicken with Herb Cous-Cous.

 

The January puddings reflect the winter months with warming steamed Dark Chocolate Pudding with Egg Custard Sauce and Apple Charlotte and Nutmeg Cream on offer as well as

Cardamom and Rose Ice-cream and  Orange and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Sugar Biscuits.

Fiona Sciolti Chocolates with coffee or tea bring the evening to a close.

In March the first course will be Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé with Spinach and Nutmeg,

Pate of Smoked Trout with Melba Toast and Salad Leaves or Farmhouse Terrine of Pork, Bacon and Liver with Homemade Chutney followed by White Chocolate and Whisky Bread and Butter Pudding with Egg Custard Sauce, St Emilion Chocolate and Macaroon Mousse,

Warm Banana Tarte Tatin Vanilla Pod Ice-cream and Crème Caramel and Fresh Fruits

“The cost of £20 per person remains the same as last year and I’m sure that anyone who has been before will testify that it is value for money – fantastic puddings served in a brilliant atmosphere,” Liz continued.

 

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