Pop-up restaurant Knife and Fork is a tempting treat in Deddington

Tanya Young at Knife and Fork NNL-160216-114948001
Tanya Young at Knife and Fork NNL-160216-114948001

Pop-up restaurant Knife and Fork has moved to Deddington and become a huge hit for talented chef Tanya Young.

Young, a self-proclaimed ‘obsessive’ cook, has been serving perfectly presented gourmet food to huge acclaim in Bicester’s first pop-up over the past year.

Knife and Fork Cheese slate NNL-160216-113744001

Knife and Fork Cheese slate NNL-160216-113744001

Now in Deddington some of her first guests enjoyed a Valentine’s night extravaganza at the weekend.

“I promised guests no heart shaped puddings, no out-of-season strawberries because they’re heart shaped, no red or pink dishes, no rose petals and no Lionel Ritchie singing Hello in the background (great as he is),” said Young.

“Pop-ups and home restaurants are very popular but still found mainly in major cities. Diners were becoming tired of the whole corporate image of restaurants where ‘on trend’ dishes are served all over the country with a lack of authenticity or individual style.”

Young and her husband, John, welcome guests into their beautiful home on certain weekends each month.

Knife and Fork's Chocolate orange truffles with Grand Marnier NNL-160216-114111001

Knife and Fork's Chocolate orange truffles with Grand Marnier NNL-160216-114111001

“The menu is always a surprise and many diners say they enjoy not having to make decisions. They bring their own wine,” said Young who is happy to discuss the menu beforehand for wine choices or dietary needs.

The set menu allows Young to decide on dishes based on the best seasonal ingredients. She is passionate about sourcing the very best meat, vegetables, fish and poultry.

On her return from six years in France and Singapore, experiencing different cuisines, Young decided to train at Ashburton Cookery School Professional Chef’s Academy under top professional chefs.

On arrival each guest receives a welcome drink and canapés, five courses followed by complementary petit fours with tea and coffee.

Knife and Fork's Chocolate praline torte with confit orange sauce NNL-160216-114408001

Knife and Fork's Chocolate praline torte with confit orange sauce NNL-160216-114408001

Everyone sits together -the events are often described as professional dinner parties.

“Going to a pop up restaurant has been on my bucket list for a long time. The food was truly sensational, so tasty, so pretty. Every course left me excited about the next one. Tanya is so talented,” said Valentine’s guest Gilly Webb.

www.knifeandforkeatery.co.uk.

Knife and Fork's Coconut and raspberry pannacotta NNL-160216-114427001

Knife and Fork's Coconut and raspberry pannacotta NNL-160216-114427001

Knife and Fork Goat's cheese souffle with cavolo nero and shallots NNL-160216-114838001

Knife and Fork Goat's cheese souffle with cavolo nero and shallots NNL-160216-114838001

Knife and Fork Raspberry and pistachio marshmallows NNL-160216-114819001

Knife and Fork Raspberry and pistachio marshmallows NNL-160216-114819001

Knife and fork's venison with fig

Knife and fork's venison with fig