A Newcastle café, housed within the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery, is toasting the summer season with a Supper Club evening in June.

The Factory Kitchen – located within The Biscuit Factory – is playing host to its next Supper Club on Friday 2 June, serving up a three-course menu after hours, set against its laid-back, artistic surroundings.

The café’s head chef, Michael Waugh has devised a menu that celebrates fresh summertime flavours and ingredients. For the first time, the menu also features produce sourced directly from the café’s neighbours, Ouseburn Farm.

To start, diners can enjoy Ouseburn Farm summer vegetable broth with basil pistou and home baked garlic and rosemary focaccia; or prawn, heirloom tomato and avocado salad with a harissa mayonnaise. To follow, mains include roasted chicken breast served with allotment vegetables, country bacon, Jersey royals and thyme; or baked aubergine, courgette and tomato served with ricotta and an Ouseburn farm garden salad. To round off the meal, there’s a choice of baked vanilla cheesecake with summer berries; or bittersweet dark chocolate mousse with orange confit and homemade shortbread.

The Biscuit Factory’s summer exhibition opens on the same night, offering the cafe’s diners the chance to be among the first to browse and buy from the gallery’s new art collections, too.

Following its refurbishment last year, The Factory Kitchen boasts a brand new look and menu that take inspiration from Europe’s quintessential café culture. Work is currently underway to extend the café further, with an outdoors terrace due to open in the next few months.

Open seven days a week, the café serves vibrant salads, artisan breads, home baked cakes, freshly churned ices and hearty brunch dishes paired with a fine selection of speciality teas and coffees.

The Supper Club takes place on Friday 2 June, 6pm-8pm. Tickets are priced at £25 per person and this includes three courses plus a glass of citrus elderflower fizz. To book, call 0191 261 1103.

For more information, visit www.thefactorykitchennewcastle.com.

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