Getting a new menu right can sometimes be a tall order – and that was definitely the case at one Newcastle eatery.
Osbornes Diner in Jesmond has re-launched its menu to offer dishes with a distinct Stateside appeal.
And in a bid to get an expert opinion on the new offerings the bar-restaurant, which is part of the New Northumbria Hotel at Osborne Road, invited players from the Newcastle Eagles basketball team to give the food a taste test.
They tried everything from mini sliders to nachos, spicy chicken wings and hot dogs.
Visiting on a non-match day, the Eagles’ American-born players were able to indulge in a taste of home.
“We were delighted that the Eagles were able to come down and test out our menu,” says Atul Malhotra, operations director of the Malhotra Group PLC, which owns the hotel and bar.
“We wanted to create a really authentic USA-style menu and getting the seal of approval from the Eagles has confirmed we’ve got it right.”
The menu at Osbornes also contains a range of “hard” – alcoholic – and non-alcoholic milkshakes along with burgers, mac and cheese, fries and veggie and fish options. www.osbornesjesmond.co.uk