LOVE Food’s new ‘Beyond the Pass’ video series certainly hit the jackpot with its debut feature on Mana, which in scooped four gongs at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards hours after winning Manchester’s first Michelin star in four decades.
Perfect timing then as the @lovefood team follow chef Mana chef/patron Simon Martin to the wellsprings of his creative cuisine – from face to face encounters with his chosen Wagyu beef in Scotland to forest floor foraging outside Stockport, followed by fascinating close-ups of how all this is transformed into remarkable, cutting edge dishes. Watch it here.
Taste of Manchester has traced the genesis and success of Ancoats-based Mana in words – ‘Reindeer moss to yakitori eel – how Mana made it to a Michelin star’ – but the ‘Beyond the Pass’ sequences offer special behind the scenes insights into the Simon Martin success story. Driven? Well, you have to be.
Mana, 42 Blossom St, Manchester M4 6BF. 0161 392 7294.