After having its doors closed for more than a year, Jesmond Dene House is set to launch its new restaurant on Wednesday May 19.
Led by executive chef Danny Parker, upmarket neighbourhood dining room and bar Fern will serve contemporary, unfussy food in a relaxed and informal space.
Danny said: “Fern will present a seasonal à la carte dinner menu, showcasing the team’s relationships with suppliers and the incredible British larder, drawing inspiration from memories and embracing the sassy classics. Serving breakfasts, afternoon teas, Sunday lunches, cocktails and evening dinners, the intention is to offer a relaxed area for guests and locals alike.
“While we take inspiration from classic and modern cookery techniques, we couldn’t do it without our team of excellent suppliers like Wellocks, Hodgson Fish and R&J Yorkshires Finest Farmers and Butchers. These suppliers are key to the success of Fern and we’re proud to be able to use their amazing produce.”
Danny, from Stockton-on-Tees, joined Jesmond Dene House in the summer of 2018 having been head chef at Kenny Atkinson’s Michelin-starred House of Tides. He has also represented the North East on BBC One’s Great British Menu twice as well as being a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals.
After returning to MasterChef, the Professionals: A Festive Knockout in December 2020, Danny has decided to share his tasting menu from the show with diners at Jesmond Dene House with a special event on Sunday May 30. An Evening with MasterChef Danny Parker promises an exclusive dining experience, with Danny serving the same menu he cooked on the show in December, with some exciting additions, as well chatting to the guests.
He added: “Since the show aired, I have been asked on many occasions if we will be serving the MasterChef dishes on our menu, and after having our doors closed for over a year, now feels like the perfect time to celebrate re-opening with this exclusive one-off menu.”
For more information visit www.jesmonddenehouse.co.uk or tel 0191 212 3000.