artisan’s Seasonal Showcase in October celebrates earthy, autumnal flavours. Image by Sean Elliott.

A Newcastle restaurant is celebrating the arrival of autumn with a woodland themed tasting menu this October.

artisan, located in The Biscuit Factory – the UK’s largest arts, craft and design gallery – serves up its Woodland Seasonal Showcase menu on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

The menu, created by artisan’s award-winning head chef Andrew Wilkinson, looks to the region’s woodlands and hedgerows for inspiration, with mellow, earthy flavours and ingredients such as truffle, sea buckthorn, pheasant, hazelnut and bramble.

The Seasonal Showcase gets under way with a welcome drink and a serving of duck ragu with cauliflower, cep and sourdough. This is followed by venison tartare and Jerusalem artichoke with wild plum and truffle; and then king scallop accompanied by pig’s head croquette, celeriac and apple. To Follow – A portion of Derwent Moor pheasant and ventrèche bacon, parsnip, grape and cabbage.

The seven-course menu is rounded off with two desserts, including wind fallen apples and brambles; and poached pear with hazelnut biscuit, sea buckthorn and yoghurt.

The à la carte restaurant, which features in the newly published 2017 Good Food Guide, hosts its Seasonal Showcase on the first Wednesday of every month. The six or seven-course tasting menu celebrates an ingredient, a type of cooking or time of year.

The Woodland Seasonal Showcase is priced at £42.50 per person. An optional flight of wine is also available at £28.50 per person. The menu will be served throughout the evening and tables must be booked in advance.

artisan opened in 2014 and serves British inspired menus featuring local and seasonal produce. artisan was shortlisted for Best Restaurant in last year’s Living North Awards and also features in the prestigious Good Food Guide 2017.

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