Feast on Festivity at Dakota Deluxe Leeds


Dakota Deluxe Leeds has revealed its festive offering, providing guests with an unforgettable experience to kick start the season in 'merry' style.


Reservations are now being taken for its festive menu which will launch next month. 


Guests are invited to indulge in two or three-course options. Diners at the luxury hotel's Bar & Grill can select from a choice of chicken liver & truffle parfait, smoked salmon blini, salad of heritage tomato or butternut squash & sweet potato soup for starters.


Mains include ballotine of Yorkshire turkey, slow cooked beef shoulder, poached salmon filled or pithivier of artichoke. Choices on the dessert menu include, traditional Christmas pudding, dark chocolate and orange delice, glazed lemon tart or a continental cheese selection.


Dakota is also offering a Christmas Day feast, as well as a New Year's Eve dinner for those who want to end 2018 with a bang.


Andrew Creese, General Manager at Dakota Deluxe Leeds, said: "We are delighted to reveal our festive menu to the public, allowing guests to spend time with colleagues, friends or loved ones over the festive period.


"The Christmas season at Dakota is designed to spread some seasonal cheer – with fantastic food and seamless service, all set within stylish surroundings – and we look forward to welcoming guests to The Grill and guarantee they will leave brimming with merriment."


Price: £25 for a two-course menu and £30 for three courses. Christmas Day is priced at £75 per person and New Year's Eve is £95 per person.


Bookings: For bookings, please email [email protected]  or call 0113 322 6261


Availability: Bookings are being taken now for reservations from Friday 23rd November – Monday 24th December

REVIEW


In the heart of Leeds, perfectly placed for business brunches, shopping lunches or an evening get-together, the Dakota Deluxe Leeds, offers beautiful rooms and suites, business hubs, Salon Privé and a fantastic restaurant.


Its black and white 30’s style photography, dotted around the restaurant, combined with low lighting create an inviting, warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Private dining rooms within Dakota Deluxe are available for hire at no extra cost or minimum spend, perfect for parties or corporate experiences.


With three courses for £30 or two courses for £25, The Dakota Deluxe is the perfect place to relax and enjoy everything both the festive season and the restaurant has to offer.


I would highly recommend the chicken liver and truffle parfait with spiced plum chutney and toasted brioche, as a starter which, quite literally melts in your mouth. It is light and flavorsome, the perfect amuse bouche and preview of what is to come.


For main course I had the poached salmon fillet with chestnut crumb and champagne velouté which was an absolutely perfect choice for something a little lighter than a full Christmas dinner, the flavours honestly made me want to savour the dish forever.


The salmon was poached to perfection with the chestnut crumb providing added texture to the dish, which when soaked up with the champagne velouté was a match made in heaven! Add on roast potatoes fried in goose fat and roasted seasonal vegetables and to me… that almost (almost!) beats my Grandmothers legendary Christmas dinner!


For pudding, I recommend the dark chocolate and orange delice with crème Chantilly, which was almost mouse like around the edge, with a crunchy chocolate orange centre; a faultless finale to an already incredible experience at Dakota Deluxe.


Dakota also have a festive cocktail menu, so, for those who don’t fancy a full meal, I suggest wandering upstairs to their cocktail lounge on a Friday and Saturday where you will be met by table service and an extensive hand-crafted drinks menu, as well as friendly staff who are willing to help with your every need.


Dakota puts their emphasis on the experience for their customers, are unwilling to compromise on excellence and their welcoming atmosphere, delicious food and creative cocktails really are a hidden gem worth searching for.


REVIEW BY RACHAEL KNAPTON