Springtime at The Ivy
- Credit: BEN CARPENTER
Spring has sprung at The Ivy with a new menu full of seasonal dishes and refreshing cocktails. We headed to The Ivy, Harrogate to sample a few.
Whether you're visiting The Ivy in Leeds, York or Harrogate expect to be welcomed with bright colours, beautiful floral designs and some clever culinary twists. Their new menu is bursting with fresh, seasonal ingredients such as asparagus and rhubarb - perfect additions for spring.
When scallops are on the menu, we can't resist, especially when they're accompanied with crispy potato rösti, pea purée, Parmesan sauce and grated truffle. The Tempura Prawns - a favourite among many - have also made a comeback for spring. We were very excited to see the arrival of Buffalo Mozzarella served with a salsa verde added to the starters, as well as the classic dish of Garden Pea & Nettle Soup.
It was a strong start, but the main was just as delicious in the form of Korean Glazed Chicken, although it was hard to choose between this and the Chargrilled Halloumi served with a courgette tapenade, gordal olives with baby basil and rustic tomato sauce. We couldn't help, but notice The Ivy Rabbit and Langoustine Pie as an option on the spring menu - a little strange when you think of it, but apparently, the flavours are amazing - next time.
On to dessert, which we can confidently say The Ivy excels at. We were pleased to see our favourites - the Chocolate Bombe and Apple Tart Fine - were still there, but loved the addition of the Black Bee Honey & White Chocolate Cheesecake - a perfect springtime dessert. If you're looking for something sweet to finish on, but don't want too much then we suggest ordering the Frozen Berries served with yoghurt sorbet and a warm white chocolate sauce.
The drinks have also had a spring refresh with the introduction of a Blood Orange Margarita featuring Olmeca Altos Plata tequila, Cointreau, blood orange syrup, lime and orange juice, that's just as delicious as it sounds. Along with The Candyman - a short cocktail made with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, pineapple juice, lime & a candy floss cloud, which certainly does not disappoint.
It's no surprise we left with a spring in our step.