I attended one of the Platinum Dining Events which was hosted by Michelin Starred Chef of the Burlington Restaurant, Devonshire Arms. Having said that, the majority of the staff on duty were the actual staff usually working at the Food Academy, as I have been here before.
I Chose the tasting menu which was absolutely awesome. Everything about the evening was spot on. Service, presentation, food. My favourite(s) were the "Gin and Tonic" desert, the Goosenargh Duck and Foie Gras with pickled Blackberry, the Orkney Scallop with Celeriac & Truffle and the Butternut with Hen's Yolk. Having said all that it really was quite difficult to choose as all were delicious.
Downside of this place is it is only open usually between 10-4. Look out for these special events on an evening as well as they are not to be missed. Well worth a visit during the day, the grazing plates they offer are all very good and reasonably priced. Their signature dish of Duck Egg and Soldiers is a must for desert.
Also worth mentioning is the lovely view over the roof tops of Leeds City Centre.