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First look: Wine and Wallop, Knutsford

First look: Wine and Wallop, Knutsford

IT has been 12 months of restaurant chains suffering major wobbles. Yet amid all that corporate carnage it’s good to see much-loved independents expanding cautiously. Cut to King Street, Knutsford. First Spanish wine specialists Evuna ...

21 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Top chefs get to play with fire at groundbreaking A Good Feed festival

Top chefs get to play with fire at groundbreaking A Good Feed festival

THERE are so many festivals around these days it’s hard to find a spark of enthusiasm for yet another. A Good Feed, though, is something different. At first sighting this four day celebration (May 25-28) ...

21 May 2018

Gary Usher and Steven Smith in quartet cooking Tim Bacon Foundation banquet

Gary Usher and Steven Smith in quartet cooking Tim Bacon Foundation banquet

A TRIO of the UK’s best chefs are teaming up with Manchester House’s Nat Tofan to cook a very special Chef’s Dinner there on Thursday, June 7 to raise funds on behalf of the Tim ...

21 May 2018

Tasting notes from Stuart Maconie, writer and broadcaster

Tasting notes from Stuart Maconie, writer and broadcaster

My favourite place to eat out in Manchester is… OMG that is hard. I love so many places. El Rincon (real Manchester legend) Punjab on The Curry Mile (best South Indian in Manchester, great dhosa), ...

18 May 2018

You’re Toast. Immerse yourself in Nigel Slater’s foodie past on stage

You’re Toast. Immerse yourself in Nigel Slater’s foodie past on stage

MAYBE there will be a second helping of Toast after all. Nigel Slater always swore he’d never write a sequel to his award-winning 2203 coming of age in the kitchen memoir. But he may have ...

18 May 2018

Award Winning Chef Alex Shaw joins Blanchflower Altrincham

Award Winning Chef Alex Shaw joins Blanchflower Altrincham

ARTISAN bakery and restaurant Blanchflower in Altrincham has appointed Alex Shaw as its new Head Chef. Alex will be working alongside co-owners Phil and Clare Howells to devise a new all-day menu, with a focus ...

18 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

The Royal Wedding – our pick of the places to watch it, glass in hand

The Royal Wedding – our pick of the places to watch it, glass in hand

HERE at Taste of Manchester, already draped in Royal Wedding Day bunting, we’ve been contemplating awarding a medal to the Manc establishment most committed to celebrating Harry and Meghan’s Windsor nuptials on Saturday, May 19. ...

17 May 2018

Cheese is off – poutine and parmo at Plant Powered Sundays

Cheese is off – poutine and parmo at Plant Powered Sundays

SO you really got into National Vegetarian Week? Why not then go the whole hog – unfortunate choice of metaphor – and go vegan? Can’t give up the dairy may be a sticking point, but ...

17 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Canto – SIMON SHAW REVEALS PLANS FOR NEW PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT in Ancoats

Canto – SIMON SHAW REVEALS PLANS FOR NEW PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT in Ancoats

IT’S amazingly seven years since the last Portuguese restaurant in Manchester City centre closed. We remember Luso on Bridge Street with affection if only for the fact we once ran into Cristiano Ronaldo there, who ...

16 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Fully baked plans from Ancoats bound Pollen and Trove

Fully baked plans from Ancoats bound Pollen and Trove

ARGUABLY Manchester’s two finest bakeries are forging forwards to a future in the burgeoning Ancoats food scene. Pollen have announced that this is their last week baking in their Sheffield Street arch before their move ...

16 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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