Friday 22 July 2016

Our destination today is Ilkley and yes I know we were there yesterday – but more seriously today Jackie wants to do some shopping for shoes before lunch.  We end up in a quirky little shoe shop which provides Jackie with some new shoes.

The highlight destination is however the Box Tree, a restaurant which has been established as very good for many years and was one of the places where Marco Pierre White trained before moving to London and stardom.

The reputation continues and from Jackie Whitbread’s photos here are just three of the tasting menu courses 

Yorkshire Duck terrine, cured duck breast and sour cherry sorbet.

Fillet of Yorkshire beef, wild mushrooms and potato foam.

Granny Smith apple soufflé with a calvados sauce.

Plus other courses of course – the ones shown are merely a sample of the goodness we enjoyed.  All excellent.

A gentle drive back to Addingham and time to pack for our return journey.