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Pride & Provenance, Halifax – The ultimately wine and dine experience

Here at Wine & Dine Yorkshire we certainly was wined and dined at this cosy café in Halifax.

Located next to The Piece Hall, Pride & Provenance, is a café/restaurant serving up a range of wines, cheeses and deli meals that are certainly scrumptious.

Launched in 2018 by husband and wife duo James and Melanie, Pride and Provenance take the upmost pride in everything they do whether that be sourcing the very best producers and suppliers to delivering great service in beautiful surroundings.

Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to visit the café and we were certainly not disappointed. Greeted by James and taken to our table, we firstly enjoyed a large glass of red wine whilst we had a look at the menu.

The menu boasted a wide variety of dishes. All dishes were perfect for is you just fancied a light bite or wanted to splash out for a celebrate or date night!

If you love small plates and sampling a little bit of everything, this is the place for you! Myself and my partner are love nibbling on things and not committing to just one large meal, so we definitely enjoyed this type of dining and will be returning.

We opted for the house selection charcuterie board which included air-dried, cured meats and salamis from award-winning suppliers as well as a selection of sourdough and extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip.

The board was huge, there was plenty for two people and a wide selection meats which paired with the bread was delightful. The crunchy sourdough arrived lovely and warm which dunked in the oil and balsamic was the perfect bite!

We also added some other plates including a selection of three cheeses. We went for Charcoal Cheddar – this has incredible flavour and texture, and the charcoal element adds a black colour to the cheese. The Oakey Smokey is a handcrafted cheese, naturally smoked over oak chips at the Wensleydale Creamery, this on top of a cracker was delicious! And finally, the star of the show, Duke of Wellington Blue – an award-winning semi soft blue. James informed us that this cheese was actually made for the royal family and if it is good enough for the Queen, it is good enough for me! I am a huge lover of blue cheese and although this was on the subtler side, the taste was still very strong, accompanied with the Bracken Hill Apple Cider Chutney and washed down with a glass of Merlot, I couldn’t think of a much better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Believe me, if you are a lover of cheese boards, you need to visit Pride & Provenance because the amount of cheese on offer is very impressive!

We also went for Green Chilli Peppers Stuffed with Feta & Herbs which we loved! These are a regular on our weekly shopping list, however, Pride & Provenances we 100 times better!

And last but certainly not least, my favourite dish. One word. Buratta. Wow, served with pesto and a Coppa Crumb, I enjoyed every mouthful. Buratta has become hugely popular in the past few years and James and Melanie told us how in lockdown the café still opened up for takeaway and the need for buratta was huge! The cheese was so creamy and melted in your mouth, along with the strong taste of pesto and then a crisp bite from the crumb, it was just utterly delicious.

Overall, our visit to Pride & Provenance was exceptional and the location of the café is perfect for a trip into Halifax to explore The Piece Hall and the town itself. The cheese and wine pairing was beautiful, Wine & Dine Yorkshire will certainly be returning and we would like all our readers to visit too!

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