Manchester’s food and drink news this week includes Victoria Baths’ 110th birthday celebrations, the foodie highlights of New Mills Festival, new supper clubs from Malay street food specialists Nasi Lemak plus discounts for Manchester Wire readers at the new Lost & Found Restaurant and Bar in Knutsford

Victoria Baths Heritage birthday week
Victoria Baths is opening its doors to celebrate turning 110 years old. It doesn’t look it, I know – it must moisturise. Kicking off the birthday fun are two foodie events to get your teeth into. The first is an evening of theatre, music and spoken word inspired by history, swimming and architecture. Alongside that, there is a bar and selection of street food on offer. Arts, food, booze and the pools being specially filled to showcase the venue at its stunning best. The second event is the 110th Birthday Feast in collaboration with Real Junk Food Project Manchester. Head chef Mary-Ellen McTague has created a wonderful menu with rescued produce, and all proceeds go towards the restoration of the iconic Turkish Baths suite.
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE. Tel: 0161 224 2020,, Wed 7 Sep, 7pm, FREE – evening of entertainment with bar and street food, Thu 8 Sep, 7pm, tickets are £45,

New Mills Festival inc. wild wine, lantern processions + more
New Mills Festival returns for another year, starting this Friday (9 Sep). With all manner of arts, crafts, food and drink events, it culminates in a lantern procession which is wonderfully reminiscent of Wicker Man. But more above board. In terms of food events, there is a wild wine, beer and cocktail tasting at The Beehive run by Totally Wild UK, an artisan food fair, a cheese and wine evening, plus the atmospheric evening lantern procession party with street food. There’s many more things besides that, check the website for the full programme. Only half an hour on the train, it’s a great festival to escape the city for a night.
Fri 9-Sun 25 Sep, venues around New Mills,

Malay Supper Clubs with Nasi Lemak at Ancoats Coffee co and Nook Neighbourhood Coffee
Local street food purveyors of Malay cuisine Nasi Lamak have two events on the horizon. This Friday, they reunite with Inca Pop-Ups Ancoats Supper Club after a hugely successful collaboration together at the beginning of this year. The five-course menu boasts Pendang chicken, Malaysian prawn fritters and Bulgogi ribs, followed by Cantonese-style braised beef with greens and quail’s egg, finishing with fresh fruits and sorbet. (A specially created vegan menu is available. The second event is at Nook Neighbourhood Coffee in Heaton Moor. There are four sittings on the evening but spaces are limited. This menu includes crab meat spring rolls, spicy Korean ribs, beef Rendang with Acar pickles and tomato rice, finishing with a cleansing sorbet. (Again, a specially created vegan menu is available.)
Fri 9 Sep, Ancoats Coffee Co., Unit 9, Royal Mills, 17 Redhill Street, Ancoats, M4 5BA. 7pm, £30 Sun 11 Sep, Nook Neighbourhood Coffee, 111 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 3JT, 5-8.30pm, £19.50:

50% off food at Knutsford’s new Lost & Found restaurant and bar (pic)
The Lost & Found is opening its third restaurant in Knutsford at the end of the month. Housed in a gothic listed building, the cocktail menu is a mixture of old classics and new concoctions. The menu will focus on sourdough pizzas, steaks and classic British fare, plus Sunday roasts. They are offering Manchester Wire readers the chance to get 50% off their total bill between the following times: noon-9pm on Fri 23 Sep, 10am-2pm on Sat 24 Sep, 12-6pm on Sun 25 Sep or 12-9pm on Mon 26 Sep. Get there first, reserve your table via the link below.
Opening fully Thu 29 Sep, The Lost & Found, Old Town Hall, Princess Street, Knutsford, WA16 6BY,

Wed 7 Sep - Thu 29 Sep
Kate Holmes
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Tue 6 Sep 2016