This week, Manchester’s food and drink news including a Scandi-influenced coffee shop, Kupp, for the Corn Exchange, Homage 2 Fromage cheese club at Bakerie, plus supper clubs and tastings including a secret Polish supper club in Levenshulme.

Nordic café Kupp (pictured) for Corn Exchange
There are many Scandinavian words that perfectly encapsulate a sentiment. A particular favourite is ‘hygge’ which refers to the coziness of a social environment, often involving good food. Another is ‘fika’, a coffee break as an occasion. With the arrival of new Scandinavian coffee shop and café Kupp, you can go and indulge in both. With Swedish pancakes, gravadlax and Swede Dogs on the menu amongst many other things, there is also a solid coffee and cocktail list. With one called ‘Viking Blood’, it’s worth checking out. Watch this space for opening details.

Artisan cheese masterclass with Michelin expert at Iberica
Ibérica are running a masterclass in cheese tasting, hosted by Juan Luis, a sommelier from a two-starred Michelin starred restaurant in Asturias, Casa Marcial. The specially selected Spanish cheeses have been paired with ciders.
Wed 16 Mar, Ibérica, 14-15 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF, 6pm, £11.45,

Heart & Parcel Polish supper club in Levenshulme
Heart & Parcel are beginning a supper club in Levenshulme, with the first being based on home-cooked Polish fare. Not only will customers be able to enjoy the food, the events are also fundraisers for the projects they run, bringing women from migrant communities together. In fact, Heart & Parcel was founded by Karolina Koscien and Clare Courtney, two friends who share an interest in dumplings and social work. Starting with Polish cherry vodka, the menu begins with sour cucumber soup before getting to an impressive range of dumplings, pierogis and salads.
Thu 17 Mar, location TBC, Levenhulme, 7pm, £10,

Claire’s of Smithfield supper club at New Smithfield Market
New Smithfield Market is an impressive hotspot for produce, just a few miles out of town. Claire’s is beginning its own supper club, based on what is fresh at the market. The menu includes seabass and beetroot ceviche, lamb porchetta and rhubarb crumble and custard cheesecake. Check out the menu breakdown below.
Fri 18 Mar, A27 New Smithfield Wholesale Market, Whitworth Street East, Manchester, M11 2WJ, 7.30pm, £30,

Ancoats Supper Club at Ancoats Coffee Co with Bangers and Bacon
Back for a second instalment, Ancoats Supper Club see Bangers and Bacon taking over the kitchen this time around. As regular street food favourites however, expect their trademark meaty fare.
Sat 19 Mar, Ancoats Coffee Co., Unit 9, Royal Mills, Ancoats, M4 5BA. 7pm, £25,

Homage 2 Fromage cheese club at Bakerie
With the best named cheese club on the block, Homage 2 Fromage returns to its new home, Bakerie. The theme this month is Irish cheese, with the emphasis on hearty traditional cheeses and the cryptic promise of discovering ‘one of the unsung heroes of the cheese world.’ At their evenings, bread, crackers, fruit and chutneys are there to accompany the generous selection of cheese, and an introduction to the origins of the well-sourced products is given. Highly recommend to book whilst tickets are left.
Mon 21 Mar, Bakerie, 45 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN. Tel: 0161 236 9014, 7pm, £10/12,

Tue 15 Mar - Mon 21 Mar
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 15 Mar 2016