This week’s food and drink news includes a Michelin accolade for El Gato Negro, a new Bundobust burger, food event at Victoria Baths, and much more more. Manchester Food and Drink Festival is on now –  check out our top five events here.

King Street’s El Gato Negro awarded Michelin accolade
Acclaimed city centre tapas restaurant El Gato Negro has been awarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand for 2018. It is the second year that the King Street restaurant has been recognised, and is the only establishment in Manchester to be acknowledged. Head down for congratulatory patatas bravas.
El Gato Negro, 52 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LY, Tel: 0161 694 8585,

Food offer: lunch for a fiver at Font
Manchester and Fallowfield’s Font bars are offering guests a midweek lunch deal from today. Selected burgers and wraps served with chips and a soft drink could be yours for a fiver. Available Monday to Friday, 12-2pm.
The Font Fallowfield, 236-238 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LE, @FontFallowfield
The Font Manchester, 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP, @TheFontMCR

Limited edition Bundobust burger to raise money for charity
Former Michael O’Hare and Rabbit In The Moon head chef Luke Cockerill is joining forces with Bundobust to create a special edition of their world famous and award-winning veggie burger. The Vada Pav will be made from kimchi infused mashed potato with pickles, ginger relish, hot sauce and spring onions. With only 30 on offer each day as part of Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2017, you can order the burger with okra fries for £11, with the funds going to charity Action Against Hunger.
Served until Mon 9 Oct with 15 available from 12pm and a further 15 from 6pm, Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AG, Tel: 0161 359 6757,

Book now: Cheese and Cider tasting w. Moss Cider Project at Anchor Coffee House
After selling out the first event, The Moss Cider Project is running a second collaborative event at The Anchor Coffee House. Project founder Dan Hasler will explain how making cider has transformed his life, guide guests through his love of the humble apple, and his plans to establish craft cider as successfully as craft beer. A £10 ticket will get you a pint of Dan’s cider and a cheese tasting plate at the bar, whilst a £20 ticket is the gateway to a five-course cheese and cider extravaganza. Book tickets via the link below.
Fri 6 Oct, The Anchor Coffee House, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 4PA, 7.30pm, tickets are £20 for main event and £10 for front bar entry,

Grub Food Fair moves to new archway venue Fairfield Social Club
Manchester’s favourite street food venture is getting a roof over its head. After a summer of weekend events, including the vegan-tastic Plant Powered Sundays, Grub will be moving to their new indoor home on Temperance Street just around the corner. Read our full preview here.
Fri 27 Oct onward, Fairfield Social Club, 6 Temperance Street, Manchester M12 6HR.

This Saturday: The Manchester Vintage Furniture Flea and Street Food Market at Royal Mills
A collaborative effort between Castlefield Markets and Team Flea sees this event arriving this weekend to the stunning space of Royal Mills. There will be a sea of vintage treasures to explore, G-Plan furniture, trinkets and kitsch wonders galore. Which will work up an appetite. Luckily there will be homemade Jamaican fare on hand as well as cakes and treats, plus The Gin Express pop-up bar will be serving beers and gins aplenty.
Sat 7 Oct, Royal Mills, Unit 9a Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Manchester, M4 6JG, 10am-4pm,

This Sunday: Street food and open day at Victoria Baths
The iconic Manchester venue will be holding a street food and open day this Sunday. With a £4 admission fee, you will be able to explore the impressive surroundings, or pay an extra £3 to get a guided tour of the place. All whilst munching on Caribbean food from Hungry Little Critters, Mauritian fare from MC Streetfood, Grain’s bowls of goodness, or I Knead Pizza, with Lola’s Bakehouse for dessert. Head down to have an architectural gawk over lunch.
Sun 8 Oct, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE, 11am-4pm,

Book now: Dining in the Dark at Wagamama
Wagamama’s St Peter’s Square branch is hosting an event as part of Guide Dogs Week, inviting people to go and dine in the dark. If you haven’t been to an event as part of the craze, book tickets to experience how your other senses are heightened through taste, sound and touch. See our full preview here.
Tue 10 Oct, Wagamama, 2 St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 3LQ, 6.30-9pm, tickets are £20, book via Manchester Mobility on 01189 838 715 or,

Book now: Taste The Love supper club at Trove, Levenshulme
As part of Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2017, Taste The Love’s Sarah Holder is teaming up with brother Luke Holder (half of the Hartnett Holder & Co duo with Angela Hartnett) to bring a fantastic pop-up restaurant to Levenshulme venue TROVE. The menu is centred on charcuterie with matched Runaway Brewery beers, with all of the meats cured in the smokehouse from Luke’s Limehouse Hotel gardens. The menu begins with bruschetta and charcuterie with smoked cod roe, followed by Nonas spiced zuppa with coco beans, nduja, gremolata and Trove bread. A main course of Tuscan duck sausage with foraged porcini mushrooms, puy lentils and courgette is rounded off with a dessert of pumpkin pie and Runaway hops ice cream. Book tickets via the link below.
Wed 4 Oct, TROVE, 1032 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3WX, 7-10pm, tickets are £35,

Tue 3 Oct, 7.30-8pm, FREE but register via the link below, Cocktail Masterclass with Shed Head with a free drink for all attendees, The Hub, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB,
Go and visit Manchester Food and Drink’s Festival Hub to soak up the atmosphere and chow down on some of the region’s tastiest food. Running daily from noon to late, until Sun 8 Oct.

Tue 3 Oct - Tue 10 Oct
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Thu 5 Oct 2017