Christmas is coming on fast, and we’ve got news of some seasonal menus, and special Christmas treats, but it is still possible to go out and enjoy Manchester’s food and drink without tinsel or crackers, including supper clubs, wine bottle label appreciation and expansion plans.
Supper club: Britain’s Best Home Cook Pippy Eats (pictured) and Season’s Eatings at Pollen
Season’s Eatings have made a name for themselves as one of the finest pop-up supper clubs in Manchester and they’re heading into Ancoats for a special event at the end of this week. Pippy Eats, who is also known as winner of Britain’s Best Home Cook, Pippa Middlehurst, joins them for an Asian inspired menu at recently opened Pollen. £40 gets you five courses and a drink for this one-off event.
Sat 24 Nov, Pollen Bakery, Manchester, M4 6FQ. 7pm, £40, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Curated Label: Hanging Ditch presents a talk by an art curator about wine labels plus wine & a meal at Britannic Buildings
If you’ve ever gone in to a wine shop and ended up picking a wine because the label looks nice, then Hanging Ditch and Manchester Museums has an event for you. The latest in the Curated Label tasting collaboration, this Thursday will see one of Manchester Art Gallery’s top curators discussing the artistic appeal of the wine labels on specially chosen bottles which should provoke some interesting discussion. There will also be a light supper to ensure all the art and wine doesn’t go to your head.
Thu 22 Nov, Curated Label, Britannic Buildings,, 42-44 Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1ST, from £27.50, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Festive eats: Sugo’s pasta-tastic Christmas menu
Altrincham and Manchester pasta darling, Sugo, have announced their Christmas menu and its enough to make you want to holler ‘Buon Natale!’ Expect their usual high quality pasta and Italian cuisine with some Christmas treats snuck in – brussel sprouts with the pancetta and orecchiette and chocolate and orange in the desserts. The menu is available at both the Altrincham and the Ancoats restaurant.
Sugo, 22 Shaw’s Road, Altrincham WA14 1QU and 46 Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6BF, www.sugopastakitchen.co.uk
Book tickets: Manchester Rum Festival at Barton Arcade
2019 will see the return of Manchester Rum Festival for its third year. As a perfect mid-summer tipple, you’ll have to wait until June to get your fill of rum but with one more session than in previous years, organisers will ensure there is enough room for rum. A seminar room has also been added for those who want a bit more depth to their drink.
Sat 8 Jun 2019, Manchester Rum Festival 2019, Brickworks, Barton Arcade, 48 Barton Square, Manchester, M3 2BH. £20, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Photography exhibition: Simon Buckley at The Creameries
Salford photographer Simon Buckley, the man behind the Not Quite Light Project, is exhibiting his latest work at Chorlton’s bakery and restaurant The Creameries. Open from now and running until February 2019, the exhibition features photographs taken in September of this year near the old fishing port of Gloucester in New England. Continuing the not quite light thread, all images were taken at dusk or dawn. With The Creameries also offering deals such as £4 coffee and pastry or a £10 lunch with wine, its another great way to merge art and food and drink.
On now: Not Quite Light at The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0SD, until Feb 2019 www.thecreameries.co.uk
Coming soon: Piccolino Refurb
Caffé Grande, the grand flagship restaurant of Mancester’s Piccolino chain of Italian restaurants is set to undergo a near half million pound refurb in January 2019. The Italian restaurant reopens in its usual state next week after a fire forced it to close. The refurb which see the downstairs transformed into a new look event and dining space.
Reopening Thu 22 Nov with grand renovation Jan 2019, Piccolino Cafe Grande, 8 Clarence Street, Manchester M2 4DW. Tel: 0161 835 9860. www.individualrestaurants.com
Published on: Tue 20 Nov 2018