- Leave lamb on side for 2 hours
- Place Lamb in large dish, add the can of cola bay leaves, cinnamon stick, 50ml of the treacle, Peppercorns, and Red wine.
- - Pour Glass of Cola and Rum - Enjoy! - (Optional)
- Fill with water to cover remaining Lamb.
- Place in oven at 180C for 1 hour.
- Remove the Lamb and drain the Liquid into a pan
- Mix the Remaining treacle wine and rum and mustard.
- Cut large diamonds (criss cross) across the top of the lamb and cover with oil
- Rub part of treacle mixture over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Place in oven at 210C for 10 minutes, add more treacle and repeat once more.
- Add the remaining liquid to the pan and bring to boil and reduce for a thick sauce.
- Cut Lamb and Serve.
Convive - A Contemporary Mediterranean RESTAURANT new to LS16
Beautiful new restaurant within the Weetwood Hall Grounds. Located near West Park.
There is a stunning Lit entrance with wooden beams and lights to guide you into the entrance. The restaurant itself is a lot larger than i though it would be. Plenty of tables and room. I love the Marble tables surrounded with a copper strip, though the chair are quite odd they look like the leather has been reclaimed from old fashioned vehicles. I wouldn't put one in my house... but it is a nice overall effect for the restaurant.
To start with they immediately brought over a bowl of olives and some bread with pesto. Then we ordered around 5 small plates to have tapas style, while all the food was beautiful quality (except the baby back pork ribs were a little plain) they serve them on starter sized plates which is ok if you are just eating them as a starter however eating them as tapas there is literally no room on the table for them, and they never managed to move the olives or bread to they were still filling up the table. We quickly moved things out of the way and stacked plates to make room though I wish we hadn't had to.
I can't wait to go back and when the weather is less miserable there is a stunning terrace which should hopefully be very nice to sit and relax in.
We tried the following dishes:
Spanish Padron peppers fried with garlic and Maldon sea salt £4.50
Costillas de Cerdo £6.95 Cider braised baby back pork ribs
Ibérico chorizo £5.50 Braised in red wine and shallots (amazing)
Carpaccio of Galician beef fillet (GF) £7.95 Served with lemon infused rocket & Manchego salad
Greek lamb kebab with spiced crumb £6.50
Photos in the Gallery from Convive Leeds Facebook Page
"Michael O'Hare has created a restaurant serving ultra modern food with its own identity, inspired by the arts, music and contemporary culture."
So the other evening we visited Leeds first Michelin starred restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain. Having ordered a taxi and mentioning where we were going, the taxi driver proceeded to look at my home and examine the curtains. He said he couldn't see anyone....
After explaining its a restaurant called 'The Man behind the Curtain' I wouldn't expect someone to be creeping around in my house he looked confused and set off.
Arriving at the doors to Flannels there was a large Bodyguard inside who unlocked the door to the Designer store and let us inside after inquiring the reservation name. We then went to the 3rd Floor where the restaurant is. The restaurant is like an open art gallery with exposed beams and steel girders, with graffiti on the walls and sculptures dotted around.
After ordering wine the food was then brought course by course, each time served by a different waiter, maybe each waiter has a set course to serve so they don't have to remember the whole menu?
While the food was Amazing and Beautiful the whole experience was let down by the toilets...
I would honestly say service station toilets are more appealing.
Walking down the -3 Degree Celsius corridor and entering the ladies and seeing the cheapest plastic toilet seats and sanitary disposal bins and positively morbid orange loo roll, I was mortified. I returned to the table with a cold bum and never returned down that corridor again.
i would go into detail on the food however there is no menu provided and i can't imagine the courses remain the same for long - definitely worth experiencing at £75 per person. I just recommend you hold your bladder.
It gets rather boring converting every recipe I find - as they all seem to be measured in Cups! - And although I do have a set of measuring cups (somewhere) I prefer to weigh things. I hate googling back and forth "1 cup of flour to grams" . I have Also added a Oven Temperature Conversion Chart.
I came across an whole new world of cakes on Instagram (#foodporn!) and fallen in love with the Drip Cake.
It's so elegantly simple and looks incredible in such a wide range of themes.
Instagram & Featured Artists:
This cake is so simply decorated anyone could do this with little effort and it looks delicious. Wondering how to make Macaroons? - The Perfect French Macaron Recipe
(btw they are actually called MACARONS, Macaroons are cocounut sponges however everyone seems to have renamed them)
So instead of spending lots of money on impersonal flowers I bought:
3 bunches of different flowers
- A box
- Coloured cellophane
- A ribbon
Cost = £10
Value = Priceless :P