As we wave goodbye to summer and the days become shorter, it’s the perfect time to tuck into hearty autumn food that is ideal for the chillier evenings.
Our talented chefs at Napoleons couldn’t wait to take on this challenge that inspires creativity in the kitchen, by cooking up warm and comforting dishes jam-packed with all the best seasonal ingredients – Showcasing why our Napoleons Casinos and Restaurants are on the list of Yorkshire hidden gems.
The end of September marks harvest season in the UK, and at Napoleons, we love to replicate the colours and textures of the beautiful outdoors on our guests’ plates – reminding us of the autumn foods which come from Europe’s glorious fields!
Embracing Seasonal Ingredients
Here are some of Autumn’s iconic ingredients that you can savour in our seasonal menus from September to November:
- First up, the controversial beetroot – Love it or hate it, beetroot is more versatile than people think and it’s also very nutritious. It can be found in many dishes from vegetable crisps to even brownies!
- An eatery doesn’t get the status of one of the best restaurants in Yorkshire without boasting an ultimate lamb dish – Although lamb is commonly consumed during springtime, skilled chefs suggest that lamb is much better to enjoy as an autumn food due to the added depth of flavour after the lamb has had time to mature and graze on summer’s freshest and sweetest grass.
- Butternut squash is loaded with Vitamin A and is a renowned autumn food – Sadly, butternut squash is only around for 2 to 4 months of the year when the skins turn orange and are ready to harvest in September.
- Which sweet treat reminds everyone of Halloween and Bonfire Night? It could only be toffee of course! You can easily make it at home from sugar, water, and butter. Did you know, this chewy goodness dates back to the 19th century?
- Available from October and throughout winter, chestnuts and hazelnuts are a mighty source of protein and are famous for being enjoyed around a crackling fire. Interestingly, most chestnut trees don’t flower until they are at least 3 years old!
- Look out for a whole variety of seasonal menu greens like kale, leeks, spinach, and sprouts, which are very popular to eat in autumn. Not only are greens like this very high in iron, but they’re also extremely tasty to eat in a diversity of serving styles.
Best Restaurants in Yorkshire: Introducing Our September Dinner Menu
Available until November, feast your eyes on a selection of our mouthwatering autumn food below…
- Butternut squash and wild mushroom risotto, garlic roasted courgette ribbons, dressed rocket.
- Goat’s cheese crème brûlée, red onion chutney, golden beetroot salad, sourdough toast – Wine Pairing: A dry, light, and fruity white wine.
- Lightly spiced pork and Nduja meatballs, rich tomato sauce, linguini pasta, herb oil.
- Braised Moroccan-style lamb shank, fragrant apricot couscous, dukkha roasted baby carrots, pomegranate, and mint yoghurt – Wine Pairing: A bolder style red, such as Malbec or Rioja.
- Roasted Mediterranean vegetable and feta cheese wellington, blistered cherry tomatoes, basil cream.
- Paupiette of plaice, salmon and dill mousse, smoked salmon creamed gnocchi, charred tender stem broccoli – Wine Pairing: A dry and crisp white, like a Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc.
- Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, butterscotch and banana ice cream – Wine Pairing: A port-style wine.
- Coconut and passion fruit panna cotta, roasted pineapple salsa, coconut biscuits.
- Chocolate parfait, peanut butter mascarpone cream, nut brittle, salted caramel sauce.
*Please note this menu is not available in Manchester. To browse the Manchester Dinner Menu click here.
Experience Fine Dining in Sheffield
Whether you visit us in Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, or Hull, there’s no doubt that you’ll discover why Napoleons’ restaurants, and their autumn foods, are Yorkshire hidden gems.
As we gear up for the festive period and excitement fills the air, start planning your family get-togethers or corporate parties, which showcase a taste of the UK’s fine dining scene.
Stay tuned for our enticing winter menu and delectable December dishes!