This is the first part of a new regular round-up of Manchester food & drink news…

Viet Shack takes over Vermilion 
In the first of a ‘Guestraunt’ series, ever-popular street food vendor Viet Shack takes over Vermilion just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year. With Vietnamese dishes that are ‘inspired by mama’s good home cooking’ and free from unhealthy rubbish, head chef Nelson Lam has grown a strong following across the city. This event will likely be a busy one, so book a table early.
Thu 19 Feb, Vermilion, Hulme Hall Lane, M40 8AD,

Coffee Tasting at Tandem Coffee House
Start your Valentine’s Day surrounded by people who love coffee at Tandem Coffee House’s private tasting session. The Stockport cafe has enlisted the knowledge of local roaster and supplier James Guard to teach caffeine addicts about the character of coffee beans and how to identify notes and flavours. Tickets cost £10, but that includes a 250g bag of Loveshack beans to take away.
Sat 14 Feb, Tandem Coffee House, 47 Lower Hillgate, Stockport, SK1 1JQ, 3pm – 5pm, £10,

Chorlton’s Lead Station comes to the Northern Quarter
The team behind the popular and reliable Chorlton institution The Lead Station have announced they’re opening a new venture in the Northern Quarter. Tariff and Dale – named after the restaurant’s location – is set to open in late March or early April.
Follow @TariffDale for more news and opening info.

Teacup launch new evening menu
Following on from Aumbry chef Mary-Ellen McTague’s recent pop-up, the team from Teacup have decided to keep the teatime vibe going with the launch of their own evening menu. On a more casual tip, diners can choose from small tapas-style plates like spinach tortilla and seared tuna – or larger sharing platters.
Tue – Sun, Teacup Kitchen, 53-55 Thomas Street, M4 1NA, 6pm – 9.30pm,

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Tue 10 Feb - Thu 19 Feb
Rakhi Sinha
Published on:
Tue 10 Feb 2015