Food news: Scandi tapas take on Nordic trend at Sheffield hotel

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The trend for all things Scandinavian shows no sign of slowing - and one Sheffield restaurant has its own lunch twist.

Brocco, which is also an independent hotel, next to Endcliffe Park has launched a range of Nordic tapas dishes, from venison meatballs with cranberry jam to hake with samphire.

Scandi smorgasbords, and breads made with cardamom-infused Finnish breakfast pastry, are also on offer.

Owner Tiina Carr, who is half Finnish and spent childhood holidays there, created the menu with head chef Lesley Buddington.

She said: “Nowhere else in Sheffield is doing little plates quite like this and it is from a healthy angle - everything we do has a healthy way of being cooked, and we do gluten free dishes as well.”

The dishes range from £5 to £9 in price and are available every lunch time.

New Devonshire head

A new managing director is to oversee the Devonshire portfolio of restaurants, which includes The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow.

Richard Palmer steps into the shoes of seasoned hotelier Simon Rhatigan.

His future plans include the development of the company’s holiday cottages portfolio, located around the Chatsworth Estate.

Spirit of gin in York feast

Gin lovers can enjoy a feast inspired by the spirit at The York in Broomhill.

The five course menu served on Thursday April 20 will be paired with gins and diners will also learn about the history of Mother’s Ruin.

Tickets cost £45 per person and dishes will include star anise flavoured potted duck with a Masons gin fluid gel and braised beef shin infused with Sheffield dry gin.