Chef Martyn Shaw showcases the best in local food produce at The Dining Room, Driffield, East Yorkshire

The Dining Room, Driffield, Yorkshire Menu Night
The Dining Room, Driffield, Yorkshire Menu Night

A Driffield chef has hosted an event showcasing the best of Yorkshire’s producers and suppliers.

Martyn Shaw, 32, is the owner of The Dining Room restaurant on Middle Street South, Driffield.

Mr Shaw opened the restaurant serving, what he described as a “playful take on classics” 13 months ago and has since seen success with locals.

On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June The Dining Room opened its doors to host two Yorkshire Feast evenings, using the produce of 25 local producers and suppliers including breweries.

Martyn, who has worked as a chef for 14 years said: “I decided to do a special evening to highlight as many local producers and suppliers as possible through lots of different courses.”

The Yorkshire feast evenings saw a total of 16 diners pack into the small restaurant over the two evenings to enjoy 11 courses of local food including petite fours.

Some of the food on offer included the ‘Amuse’ - biltong, quail ‘scotch egg’ and gazpatcho, ‘The Farm’ - smoked duck breast rosti, fried duck egg, pea shoots and watercress and ‘The Pasture’ - a tasting of lamb, white onion and parmesan puree, glazed beer pickled onion , confit tomato, olives and red wine jus to name but a few of the courses on offer.

Mr Shaw said: “The menu got a really really good reception, it went down really well. It was a successful evening and everyone had different favourite dishes.”

The chef, who is originally from Hull but now lives in Driffield recognises the high standard of food and drink produced in the area.

“I worked for a long time in Lincolnshire and they’re really big on promoting local produce, having come back to East Yorkshire I think we should be making more of a song and dance about it.

“I have some really great producers and suppliers and I think it’s important that local business do support each other,” added Martyn who will also be doing a cooking demonstration at Driffield Show on July 17.