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Countdown to Tast Cuina – our video interview with Michelin master Paco Pérez

Countdown to Tast Cuina – our video interview with Michelin master Paco Pérez

PACO Perez’s English is not the strongest; nor is Matty White’s Catalan (or Spanish), so Fazenda boss Tomas Maunier acted as interpreter when the two met for this video interview about his Manchester project, Tast ...

5 July 2018

Video: Matty White takes to the terrace to sample Simon Wood’s more casual menu

Video: Matty White takes to the terrace to sample Simon Wood’s more casual menu

AL Fresco might be Matty White’s middle name. The sunshine took our videomeister down to WOOD on First Street to check out its new Summer Bar and Terrace men – a more chilled out version ...

5 July 2018

Vote for your favourites now for 2018 Manchester Food and Drink Awards

Vote for your favourites now for 2018 Manchester Food and Drink Awards

YOU’VE got till midnight on Thursday, September 27 to vote for your favourites in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2018. It’s not an easy choice. When the shortlists were announced we suggested it might ...

5 July 2018

Shacking up in Ancoats – Vietnamese food heroes take on Squid Ink site

Shacking up in Ancoats – Vietnamese food heroes take on Squid Ink site

SINCE the temperatures are reaching Mekong Delta levels it somehow seems appropriate that the ToM is craving sriracha-infused Saigon Summer Salad (pictured). Viet Shack is a source of many delights from arguably South East Asia’s ...

5 July 2018 by Neil Sowerby

THE RABBIT IN THE MOON AND HOME FROM LEEDS TEAM UP FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

THE RABBIT IN THE MOON AND HOME FROM LEEDS TEAM UP FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

HERE at ToM we like an occasional away day to Leeds. It’s where we first got into the amazing Budobust and some amazing breweries whose beers are now regularly on tap this side of the ...

5 July 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Bring on the bambini for family fun at the Festa

Bring on the bambini for family fun at the Festa

EATING and drinking is a family affair in Italy – from bambini to nonnas – so it’s entirely appropriate that this year’s Festa Italiana should also offer a terrific kids’ programme. Back in Cathedral Gardens ...

5 July 2018

Squeeze the lemon! Countdown to fantastic Festa Italiana

Squeeze the lemon! Countdown to fantastic Festa Italiana

YOU too can be Italian for a whole weekend (July 13-15) when Festa Italiana Manchester returns to Cathedral Gardens bigger and better than last year’s triumphant debut event, whcih attracted more than 26,000 visitors. Don’t ...

5 July 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Masterchef men and music stars at the Tatton Park Foodies Festival

RARELY a summer weekend goes by without an opportunity to eat and drink in a parkland setting and they don’t come much bigger than the Foodies Festival at Tatton Park (July 13, 14 and 15). ...

5 July 2018

Sizzling fun from Big Grill’s Lord of the Flames in Bury park

Sizzling fun from Big Grill’s Lord of the Flames in Bury park

PICTURED is Robert Owen Brown who makes a speciality out of roasting whole pigs and cows. Here he has added some poultry to the spits at his Hinchliffe Arms pub. This summer, though, you won’t ...

5 July 2018

MFDF and THE GIN LOUNGE ANNOUNCE HUGE GIN FESTIVAL AT UPPER CAMPFIELD MARKET

MFDF and THE GIN LOUNGE ANNOUNCE HUGE GIN FESTIVAL AT UPPER CAMPFIELD MARKET

WHAT a festival tonic! A three-day Gin Festival is coming to the city, courtesy of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival and the Gin Lounge. The Upper Campfield Market, a Grade II listed, former Victorian ...

4 July 2018

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