Manchester’s not slacking this January, with numerous tasty events and occasions for your delectation. Highlights include a curated wine tasting, in association with Manchester Art Gallery at Hanging Ditch wine merchants, something for the vegan in your life at Cabana plus whisky, haggis and ghosts at Ordsall Hall’s Burns Night celebrations.

MMU Food Festival at MMU Student Union
Love your street food? Pop into the new MMU student union on Cambridge Street on Thursday and tuck into food from Piggie Smalls, Well Hung steaks (pictured), Falshaw’s Farm Shop and more, with all proceeds going to the Hospitality Action charity.
Thu 21 Jan, MMU Student Union, 21 Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6AD, noon-3pm, FREE entry.

Hanging Ditch curated wine tasting at Manchester Art Gallery
For those of you not too taken with the idea of a dry January, the latest event at ‘The hangingditch Gallery of Wine’ could be just what you’re after. This curated wine label tasting with the Manchester City Art Gallery will see wines for the evening chosen by curator Hannah Williamson based on the personal appeal of the label alone. This thought provoking event is one for lovers of both fine art and fine wine and the first in a series of collaborative events between hangingditch wine merchants, MCR Art Gallery, MCR Museum & Whitworth Art Gallery – book soon as places are limited!
Thu 21 Jan, Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants, 42-44 Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1ST. Tel: 0161 832 8222, 7pm, £25,

Burns Night at Ordsall Hall
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Burns Night in style, why not drop in to Salford’s finest Tudor manor house, Ordsall Hall for a whisky tasting workshop? Set against the stunning backdrop of the 500-year-old house and led by experts from The Whisky Shop, participants will be given the opportunity to sample six of Scotland’s finest whiskies including a rare gem – a single cask whisky of which only 100 bottles have ever been produced. The workshop can be enjoyed by everyone from newcomers to whisky connoisseurs so best to give it a go. What are Monday nights for?
Mon 25 Jan, Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford, M5 3AN Tel:0161 872 0251, 7.30pm, £30 (over 18s only),

Vegan-uary at Cabana
At award winning Brasilian barbecue restaurant Cabana they’re doing their bit for Veganuary with a range of delicious vegan meals. Highlights from the new range include Vegoada – a vegan twist on the classic Brasilian Feijoada, cassava fries and the Corn and Palm Heart salad. If you’re going all out and also taking part in Dry January, you can wash the whole lot down with a classic Caiprinha mocktail.
Throughout January, Cabana Manchester, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR. Tel: 0161 819 3100,

Tue 19 Jan - Mon 25 Jan
Ben Hayward
Published on:
Tue 19 Jan 2016