For this week’s round-up of food and drink news, we bring you a selection of one-offs and pop-ups…

TV chefs host charity Banana Leaf Banquet
Award-winning TV chefs are joining forces in March to host an Indian-inspired supperclub in Chorlton. MasterChef finalist Jackie Kearney and Debbie Halls-Evans, winner of Channel 4’s The Taste, have put together a three-course dinner featuring a thali banquet, with beer pairings courtesy of Blackjack and Alphabet Breweries. There’s an altruistic agenda to the evening too – all proceeds go to two charities, Bombay Teen Challenge, which supports street children in India, and RECLAIM, a Manchester-based charity aimed at empowering the city’s youth.
Mon 2 Mar, The Beagle, 458 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 0BQ, 7pm & 9pm, £29,

London’s Nicos Popupalot brings Reef ‘n Beef to Manchester
The Beagle isn’t the only bar in Chorlton hosting a kitchen takeover, as Nicos Popupalot – a themed supper club hailing from London – is bringing its edible experience up North to Mono for its take on surf ‘n turf, entitled ‘Reef ‘n Beef’. On the menu are pulled pork profiteroles and slow-roast pork belly, as well as a side of live music from The Velvet Slow Dogs.
Mon 26 Feb, Mono, 535 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, M21 0UE, 6pm – 11pm, £35, to book email or call 07875 238 095,

Solita gets BBQ-ing early
Solita is getting in the mood for summer with five-time barbecue champion Andy Annat’s takeover of its Didsbury branch. He’ll be cooking a three-course barbecue meal and passing on cooking tips to help you up your own grilling game. And, of course, you can’t have a barbecue without beers – so Beavertown is on hand for the evening to walk you through a selection of its craft brews.
Tue 3 Mar, Solita Didsbury, School Lane, Didsbury, M20 6RD, £35 inc drinks,

Thu 26 Feb - Tue 3 Mar
Rakhi Sinha
Published on:
Tue 24 Feb 2015