Whether you want to explore ventures outside of the city centre, or welcome newcomers in, we’ve got a whole list of bars and food events coming your way. Liverpool’s Spanish-inspired Bacaro is set to open soon, there’s the Arley Hall Food Fest this weekend, a kid’s baking class at bakery every Tuesday and more.
Arley Hall Food Festival returns this weekend
This weekend sees Arley Hall in Warrington welcome the Great British Food Festival for a weekend of food from local providers as well as further afield. Showcasing the best food and drink from around the country, the festival will also host competitions and talks as well as live music. Suggestions to bring a blanket and get ready for a good old fashioned picnic in beautiful surroundings seem pretty on the mark.
Sat 22-Sun 23 September, Arley Hall, Warrington, www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com
Indie Wine Festival Attendees Announced
With Manchester Food and Drink Festival just around the corner, the announcement of who will be attending this year’s Indie Wine Festival is upon us and it’s a cracking line up of wine suppliers and producers. Special guest talks will include BBC star Kate Goodman, owner of Reserve wines. Other attendees will include fizz lovers Off Piste, Manchester city centre’s fine Veeno, and one of the world’s oldest family owned businesses, Barcelona’s Codorniu. Food is supplied by next door’s Masons Restaurant.
Fri 5- Sun 7 Oct, Manchester Hall, www.manchesterfoodanddrinkfestival.com
Liverpool fave Bacaro to open in Manchester
For those up on the Liverpool food scene, Bacaro has been a go to favourite on Castle Street for a few years now. If you’ve been noticing the big works going on at Affleck’s Palace, you’ll be happy to know that they are making their way down the East Lancs to open up at the Oldham Street site. With their Italian style small plates (so cicchetti not tapas) it’ll be a welcome addition to the bottom half of the Northern Quarter.
Bacaro, Oldham St, date to be announced, www.salthousebacaro.co.uk
Firebird Hope Coming To Yes
Manchester’s latest big bar and gig venue, YES!, is to welcome Firebird Hope, the chicken joint that you may have seen at Hatch, to the space a few weeks after opening. The venue will be open from next week (with a huge amount of beer and pizza being given away) and then the chicken will fly into town sometime later. Read the full story on the launch here.
Fri 21 Sep, Firebird Hope at YES!, Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB. Tel: 0161 832 11112, @yes_mcr for more.
Children’s Baking Class at The Creameries in Chorlton
The bakery team at Chorlton’s The Creameries are welcoming junior bakers to try their hands at baking with 4-10 year olds invited to the after school event every fortnight. The class will cover 2 delicious creations each session with special events planned for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas. You never know, it might be the origin story for the next Bake Off star!
Every other Tuesday from 2 Oct www.facebook.com
Christmas Market dates announced
It always seems earlier every year, but it’s actually generally around the same time, Manchester’s Christmas Markets have announced when they open and they’ll be here from November 9th (that’s less than 2 months away for anyone who remembers those hot July days), and that’s where you’ll be getting your annual fill of sausage and mulled wine.
Fri 9 Nov – Sat 22 Dec, various places. www.christmasmarkets.com
Published on: Tue 18 Sep 2018