IT’S Sweet Home Alabama again as the All American Eatery of that name reopens its doors following last summer’s fire.
To celebrate, Alabama’s has refreshed its menu under new head chef Charlie Hadley, who previously ran the kitchens at Deaf Institute and Gorilla. It now features even more vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes includingsweet stacks of plant-based pancakes and avegan panna cotta while not abandoning classic American contender bacon and maple vanilla buttermilk pancakes.
Owner Bradley Parkins said “We thought that the New Year would be the perfect opportunity to reopen our doors, and it’s been great to see the place full and everyone enjoying our dishes again! As before, all of our recipes feature fresh, locally sourced produce and everything’s cooked to order without a microwave in sight.
“We’ve brought in Charlie Hadley, who made her name creating some legendary vegan dining concepts around Manchester. She’s helped Alabama’s add some great vegan dishes while not forgetting the favourites that our fans loved from the old menu.”
Alabama’s serves all-day brunch from 9am until 3pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm at weekends. Stars of the new menu include ‘Steak Hash’ with 4oz rump, ham hock, potato hash, poached eggs, hollandaise and chipotle mayonnaise; and a hangover cure, ‘Breakfast Burger’ featuring a breakfast muffin with a sausage patty, smoked streaky bacon, fried egg, hash brown, homemade relish, hollandaise, Emmental cheese and chipotle mayonnaise.
That ‘Vegan panna cotta’ is made up of vegan soy, toasted coconut oats, berry coulis, mixed berries, passionfruit and freeze-dried raspberries. Check out too thr ‘Vegan Mac’ with aubergine, homemade relish, smoked crispy mushroom and herb pangrattato.
Alabama’s All American Eatery, 10 Newton Street, Manchester M1 2AN. 0161 236 4666. http://www.alabamas.co.uk Images: @EATMCR