This week’s food news includes GRUB food fair, a South African wine special at Proof, a vegan beer and food festival and more. In other news: Randall and Aubin seafood bar is now open on Bridge Street (click here for more), and there’s a new place called Buca Di Pizza now open on Lloyd Street – click here for more.

Grub Food Fair at Mayfield Depot
Not only is GRUB Food Fair opening in Mayfield Depot on Fri 9 June, taking care of Manchester’s street food and brewtap needs every Friday and Saturday, they’ve got a trick up their sleeve for Sundays to round off the weekend. From Sun 11 June, they will be holding Plant Powered Sunday, a weekly vegan event serving food, drink and running green-inspired activities in collaboration with local gardening groups. It’d be best just to block off that whole weekend to cover all bases.
Opens Fri 9 Jun then every Sunday from 11 Jun, Mayfield Depot, Fairfield Street, Manchester, M1 2QF @GRUBMCR

Wine club: South African special at Proof
Chorlton bar Proof is running a wine tasting evening, with South African wines specially selected and matched alongside a four-course meal from the restaurant’s chefs. Pierre Nortje of Simonsig Wines is co-hosting the session, and is on hand to discuss the wines. This is a rare tasting, so booking is essential via the link below.
Tue 31 May, Proof Chorlton, 30 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PH, Tel: 0161 862 9333, 7.45-10.45pm, £25, via:

Vegan Beer and Food Fest at Chorlton Brewing Company
Chorlton Brewing Company is opening its doors to host a 100% vegan fair, with food and drink delicacies from the brewtap. Alongside the usual range of tasty vegan beers, they will be pouring two taps of beer, as well as concocting sour beer smoothies with your choice of fruit. Peacock & Juno will be serving sausage rolls and mock duck noodles, plus A Kind Mama vegan bakery and The Vegan Food Pod are on hand to provide sweet treats. It’s free to get in but remember to bring cash for the stalls.
Sat 3 Jun, Chorlton Brewing Company, 69 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DX, noon-8pm, FREE,

Book now: Negroni journey around Manchester
In celebration of the summer-packed Italian drink, the Negroni fun bus is arriving to transport you around the city. Guests will be given five Classic Negronis or Negroni twists during the session, and a chauffeur driven gin bus will drive you from bar to bar to sample them, under the tutelage of a certified Negroni expert.
Wed 7 Jun, various locations (details given after booking), 6.30-11pm, £50,

Book now: Hops Not Hate fundraiser at Beer Nouveau (pictured)
It’s been a tough week in Manchester. Beer Nouveau is keen to hold a gathering to unite us in our city by drinking beer, raising money for the families fund, and focussing on hops not hate. Lots of breweries have donated beer to serve alongside Beer Nouveau’s, and every penny raised will be given to the fund.
Fri 9 Jun, Beer Nouveau Brewery Tap, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY, 4-10.30pm, FREE register your place here:

Tue 30 May - Sun 11 Jun
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 30 May 2017