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Yorkshire Life Hull UK City of Culture readers’ dinner

PUBLISHED: 16:33 28 July 2017

Posh Fish n� Chips

Posh Fish n� Chips

Andy Bulmer

Rosie Millard, chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, celebrates with readers

Photographs by Andy Bulmer

John Sweeting, Chris TaylorJohn Sweeting, Chris Taylor

It’s difficult to believe city of culture celebrations in Hull have already passed their half way mark and the talk is of the legacy the year-long event might leave. Hull UK City of Culture chairperson Rosie Millard has no doubt what it is. She told guests at the Yorkshire Life Hull UK City of Culture readers’ dinner that its lasting gift to the people of Hull was a renewed faith in their city.

The city of culture, she said, tells the story of Hull with international events that are also local events. They have made people proud of what their city has achieved, she told guests at Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave.

Figures from a report on the impact of city of culture so far, support her belief. More than 1.4 million visitors attended cultural events and activities in Hull during the first three months of the year. And 90 per cent of residents ‘attended or experienced a cultural event or activity’ as part of Hull UK City of Culture.

The interim report produced by Hull University also says over half a million visits took place at the city’s museums and galleries with Ferens Art gallery and Hull Maritime Museum experiencing increases of over 500 per cent.

Katie Taylor, Rosie MillardKatie Taylor, Rosie Millard

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said the response to the cultural programme so far was incredible. ‘We are thrilled that nine in 10 people living in the city have tried at least one cultural activity. Let’s not forget, this is just a snapshot - there is plenty more to come and we hope people will continue to try things out, not just this year, but beyond 2017.’

The leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady, said it was wonderful to see the difference UK City of Culture was making. ‘The year is achieving everything we could possibly have hoped for and more – from increasing pride and participation to raising the profile of Hull and improving the economy. My thanks go to everyone involved in making it happen and to all of the residents, volunteers and visitors who have already made 2017 such a memorable and game-changing year for Hull.’

Our own very special thanks go to our host Katie Taylor and the award-winning Drewton’s Farm Shop. Visit drewtons.co.uk

The kitchen team Rachel Greenwood, Dragos Georgescu, Keiron WhiteThe kitchen team Rachel Greenwood, Dragos Georgescu, Keiron White

THE MENU

On arrival

Masons Lavender gin and tonic

McCallums Summer Fruit liqueur with Prosecco

Great Newsome Brewculture blonde ale

Rawsons asparagus spears with fresh hollandaise

The Chilli Jam Mansmoky sausages, Yorkshire Rapeseed mustard mayo

Mini Yorkshire puddings with Drewton’s rare beef and horseradish

Bruschetta with Lowna Dairy goats’ cheese and roasted red pepper

To begin

Staal’s smoked mackerel mousse with toasted Adrianos sourdough, fresh watercress and pickled Cavegate cucumber

or

Three Little Pigs chorizo and Gilberdyke heritage tomato linguine pasta, with fresh chilli and basil and parmesan shavings

To follow

Posh Fish n’ Chips

Seared local cod with Rawsons asparagus, GWS Seafood crab beignet and fresh samphire with chips and scraps (chip spice optional!)

or

Pie n’ Peas

Drewton’s steak and Wold Top ale pie with Dales new potatoes, East Riding honey-glazed carrots and crushed Yorkshire peas with a shot of Wold Top Shepherd’s Watch

For dessert

‘Hull Fair’ pudding plate

Miss Friday cherry chocolate brownie with candy floss, Cavegate strawberry kebab, Tiers of Joy fresh lemon macaron and vanilla ice cream topped with Wright’s brandy snap and cinder toffee

To Finish

Coffee Care filter coffee or Taylors Yorkshire Tea

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