One of Beverley's most exciting new deli-restaurants, Harrisons of Beverley is now open and offering a taste of what's to come post-lockdown.
Harrisons, on Saturday Market, is serving high quality locally sourced food on street food-inspired menus, plus culinary rarities such as North Sea lobster and in-house cooked salt beef.
Creating 16 full and part-time jobs as part of a £125,000 investment, the new venture also offers New York and Italian flavours in a fully refurbished, newly designed setting that will include, post-lockdown, indoor seating on two floors, outside seating to the rear along with a new outdoor seating area planned for the front.
"Now's the time to get a taste of what's to come, we're teasing those taste buds," said manager Rich Scotney, who is backed up by an experienced team of chefs from Michelin star-rated kitchens, front of house and waiting staff and cleaners.
"Our takeaways and home deliveries are offering a little taste of what the restaurant will be like when we're fully open.
"We're very passionate about food; making and sharing good food makes us happy. And let's face it we all need a bit of happy right now. We want to give local people something that bit extra, to help make people feel special - excellent, locally sourced food, street food with wonderful international flavours."
Available now as takeaways and home deliveries Harrisons' global street food menus journey the globe in seach of the best Mexcian, Middle East, Korean, Indian, and Japanese, changing regularly and built around Harrisons' core menu.
Takeaway street food-inspired dishes currently include Crispy Seasoned Cod Taco with Pico de Galo and Chipotle Mayo in two corn tacos and Seared Chicken Adobo bun with Asian vegetable slaw and spcied dressing.
"It might be a totally mad move to open in the middle of a lockdown, but we've been thrilled with the reaction, which has been so, so positive. It's definitely food, people and safety first here."
Open from 10am to 7pm Monday to Sunday, Harrisons of Beverley has a new deli sandwich counter and patisserie, and an ice cream, gelato-serving counter to the front.
"We're obviously only offering a takeway and home delivery food and drink service while lockdown lasts," adds the former Pipe & Glass patisserie chef, "but I think it's fair to say our kitchen has chefs with an incredible track record and is already making a name for itself with some of our signature dishes in our core menu."
These high-end, deep-filled sandwiches and rolls include fresh lobster from Bridlington; locally sourced beef is hung for three days and then slow cooked in one of their two new combi ovens to create a culinary rarity in East Yorkshire - home cured salt beef.
Harrisons' patisseries are prepared on site each day and form a key part of Harrisons of Beverley's Afternoon Teas which come with a macaroon, mini-choloclate eclair, three choices of sandwich, (such as lobster, pastrami, cucumber or smoked salmon), a seasonal berry tart, winter berry cheesecake, sausage roll and scone selection. As well as serving 22 types of gelato from its counter, the new opening also has its own house blend of coffee among other speciality coffees.
An exciting Champagne Bar weekend Supper Club will launch post-lockdown on Friday and Saturday nights, catered by a varied roster of chefs producing high quality global street food and featuring wine and beer tasting nights. The Supper Cluib will utilise the revamped rear courtyard to create a new space with a continental feel, including polished floor, festoon lighting and a champagne bar for VIP events.
When fully open Harrisons of Beverley will be able to cater for 48 indoors (downstairs and upstairs), 36 in the rear courtyard and 24 to the front, dependent on the success of a pilot partial pedestrianisation of Saturday Market.
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