PUT Thursday, June 14, down in your diary but only after booking in for the first of our very special Taste of Manchester Supper Clubs. It’s Catalan themed because that’s the speciality of our hosts for the night – Lunya in the Barton Arcade.
Proudly independent, Lunya, of course, is more than just a restaurant and bar. The heart of the operation is the deli where you can find an array of 1.300 authentic Iberian delicacies lovingly sourced by owners Peter and Kinsella. They are the base for this extraordinary Supper Club event.
In Spain, there is a strong history of preserved foods. Traditionally, the best conservas companies have had the pick of the crop or catch and only the very best products have found their way into cans and jars. Picked or caught in season, preserved perfectly and ready to eat all year round.
Lunya has prepared a gastronomic feast of seven courses, showcasing the fabulous preserved products from Spain, each course carefully matched with a stunning Spanish wine. Full menu below.
The Kinsellas will talk guests through each course, and the paired drinks – sharing some of their extensive knowledge and insights into this wonderful cuisine.
ToM Catalan Supper Club at Lunya, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB. 0161 413 3317. June 14, 7.30pm. £55 a head. Book here. https://manchesterfoodanddrinkfestival.nutickets.com/LunyaSupperClub
Supper Club Menu with matching drinks
Ibérico Ham, egg & chips, Spanish crisp style from Torres and Valle
Pujadó Solano Ventresca bonito tuna belly, tomate Penjar and pa amb tomaquet
Anchovy show off – cold smoked, hot smoked, salted and vinegar marinated anchovies from Nardín and Pujadó Solano, hot sauce, olive oil crisps. Vi Ranci, Bodegas Roqueta
Herb marinated artichokes, smoked León panceta, lemon verbena mousseline. Vilarnau Cava porrón, D.O. Penedés
El Navarrico garbanzos, sautéed prawns, Southport brown shrimp, roasted piquillo pepper. Coral do Mar, Albariño, D.O. Rias Baixas
El Navarrico lentejas, slow roasted Ibérico pigs cheeks, sweet & sour fig, PX jus. Samso Crianza, D.O. Terra Alta
Vicens Albert Adrià Turrón selection: raspberry cheesecake, mojito, piña colada, curried strawberry, G&T, almond, bread, oil chocolate, raspberry & balsamic vinegar, turrón air. Saula coffee