Top chefs join forces to celebrate Huddersfield's culinary expertise

Stephen Jackson and Eric Paxman stepped into the kitchen together to create a special menu

(L-R) chefs Stephen Jackson and Eric Paxman join forces for the first time to create a new menu

Two top chefs are joining forces to help highlight Huddersfield’s culinary expertise.

Stephen Jackson is stepping into the kitchen with Eric Paxman, who runs Lindley-based Eric’s Restaurant.

They are getting together to offer modern, high-quality food that reflects their combined 35 years’ experience.

The specially-prepared dishes will be available only for tomorrow (Wednesday May 14) night at Eric’s on a six-course taster menu.

Stephen and his wife Tracy previously ran The Weaver’s Shed at Golcar for 17 years.

They then sold up before establishing Almondbury-based T&Cake, a modern licensed cafe.

He is also a food writer, with a regular column in the Examiner.

The business was newly listed in the Good Food Guide last year at the same time as Eric’s.

Speaking about the partnership, Eric said: “Stephen has a fantastic reputation and I have always admired his work, so I’m really looking forward to cooking together for the first time.

“We’ve put our heads together to create a menu we’re really proud of using lots of locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.

“I’m sure the evening will be an eventful and enjoyable one both inside and outside of the kitchen!”

Based in Lidget Street, Eric’s Restaurant was established in 2010 as a fine-dining eatery.

Head chef and proprietor Eric worked in London under Marco Pierre White’s L’Escargot as well as Bill Granger in Sydney.

Stephen said: “Huddersfield is home to many great restaurants and we want to help celebrate that by joining forces and giving a taster of what our town can offer local diners.”

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