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Snacks! Eat delicious food at Corto – it’s not all about the booze

Peckishness isn’t allowed at Corto. We’ve got a delicious menu of tasty snacks that changes with the seasons and pairs super well with our extensive range of drinks.

Not sure what you fancy? Just ask! We love to recommend the tastiest pairings, and we’re all about taking time to chill. Don’t rush those snacks. Take your time. Grab a drink. Enjoy your afternoon.

Our Current Snack Menu

Breads and Butters – £3

Gorgeous bubbly sourdough with salted and miso dairy butters.

Bread with Oil + Balsamic (vg) – £3

Dip that sourdough and dig in.

Focaccia (vg) – £3

Sourdough focaccia, squishy with olive oil, salt, rosemary and olives.

Olives (vg) – £3

A bowl of herby olives.

Pan con Tomate – £6

With fresh purple garlic. (vg)

  • + Add 00 (the best) anchovies                               +£2

Grilled Cheese – £8

Tom’s magnum opus. Old Winchester 18+ month aged & Ogleshield West Country raclette on sourdough.

Dairy Cheese Plate – £10

Winslade – soft, delicate cow’s cheese wrapped in spruce bark. (v)

Killeen – goat’s gouda from Galway

Beenleigh Blue – sheep’s blue based on Roquefort. (v)

Summer Field – alpine-style cow’s milk Gruyère from Whitby (v)(un)

Vegan Cheese Plates

We aim to have a great selection of vegan and plant-based options on our menu. At the moment we are in-between vegan cheese suppliers, but we’re planning to have vegan cheese back on the menu very soon! Keep looking out on our Insta and in our newsletter for more info.

We don’t just want to provide a vegan option. We want it to be as delicious and perfect as our non-vegan option. This is why it’s taken a little while to find vegan cheeses we really love. We think we’ve done it!

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Introducing: Corto Fermentations, your new fave snacks

Sometimes we forget that we’ve not shared some of our biggest plans with the world. We’ve got all these ideas for Corto, but we realised the other day, we’ve not been shouting about most of them yet!

Call it apprehension, extreme secretiveness or just forgetfulness — whatever it is, it’s not that helpful when we don’t tell you what we’re up to!

So. Here we are telling you one of our biggest secrets: here’s some news about our Tasty Things!

Tasty food at Corto

Corto will not only serve drinks. Our bar is heavily inspired by tapas culture and the Izakaya bars of Japan, which means yes, there will be food!

However, we’ll be using food to accentuate the amazing craft beer, natural wine and cider on our menu. Little dishes of tasty things, not hot meals, but snacks, aimed at being delicious and adding to the experience.

Instead of coming in for a meal, we hope you’ll come by for a plate of tasty things and a glass of something delicious. Our main focus is and always will be our drinks — beer, cider and wine is where our main passions are. But you can’t beat a great plate of snackies.

Think cheese from Courtyard Dairy, Dave on the market and local farms we’re working with directly. Think ham from local producers in Settle and Ilkley. Think tapas-inspired pan con tomate, and grilled cheese sarnies hot from the panini press (Tom’s main obsession in life.) Think vegan treats from amazing independent makers. Think pickles and hot sauces… 

Which brings us to our main revelation.

Corto Fermentations

We’d like to introduce you to our happy little project, Corto Fermentations!

Tom loves bringing out the incredible flavours that come from naturally fermenting vegetables and fruit. Using his 7 years of homebrewing experience he decided that making beer was too much washing up, and instead started playing with recipes for hot sauces, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles and other good, good stuff.

Natural ferments bring out loads of different fruity flavours within the veg and adds acidity and complexity. This is the way gherkins are traditionally made! Believe it or not, there’s no vinegar in there. (Depending where you read you might also hear about probiotic benefits… but we’re not gonna claim anything. We just like how it tastes!) 

These immense pickles and sauces will accompany most of our snacks, and are made from locally grown vegetables whenever we can get them! And when we can’t, we’re locally-sourcing them.

We’re really excited about this next part of Corto and we really hope you can come and taste some of our Corto Fermentations creations soon.

Not long now, folks. Not long now.