There's a lot to look forward to this coming month. Here's a round up of some of the best food and drink events coming up in September (there were more events, but when we clicked the link many of them were sold out already!) Make sure you book early to secure your place....
What: Sadler's Yard Summer Jam 2021
When: Saturday 4th September 12-7pm
How much: FREE
Tell me more: This free to attend family friendly festival is returning for its fifth year, in the NOMA neighbourhood with a new look, new line-up, and new dates.
The event will be packed with plenty of workshops and opportunities for direct connections with local makers, producers and creators including Our Kids Social, Easy Peel Studio, Standard Practice, Cloudwater Brewery, Cinderwood Market Garden, Platt Fields Market Garden, The National Trust, Blossom Coffee Roasters, Pot Kettle Black, FoodSync + Bounceback CIC, She Choir. Bring the family, make things, grow things, learn things, eat and drink and dance. Open to everyone!
Where: Sadler's Yard, Hanover Street, NOMA, M60 0AB
What: Asian Inspired Vegan Supper Club
When: Thursday 16th September. Two sittings at 5.30pm and 7.30pm
How much: £25 per person
Tell me more: Vegan food doesn't have to be deep fried, loaded with fats, smothered in thick sauces, or contain synthetic meat substitutes to taste good. North Star Piccadilly are putting on a delicious Asian inspired five course vegan supper with natural flavours and simple techniques that can be recreated at home. The menu starts with a snack of toasted organic peanuts with Sichuan peppercorns followed by Spicy cucumbers tossed in a tangy garlic chilli oil dressing. A main course of roasted teriyaki aubergine, with seared mushroom and crispy tofu will be served with a silken soy-sesame tofu. To finish, there’ll be a signature sourdough waffle, with matcha 'nice' cream, dark chocolate sauce, mango and coconut chips. Book here
Where: North Star Piccadilly, Carver’s Warehouse, Dale Street, Manchester
What: Manchester Food and Drink Festival
When: 16th – 27th September
How much? The hub is free to attend, but restaurants across the city will be putting on their own special events and one-off dinners with their own prices. See more here
Tell me more: This annual event promises to bring a much needed celebration of the city’s famous food and drink scene. The free to enter Festival Hub in Cathedral Gardens will be at the heart of the MFDF action hosting an eclectic array of bars and street food vendors for the duration of the festival. For the very first time, the entire programme will be available via a brand new MFDF App – making sure everyone can easily find out what’s happening and where. The app can be downloaded in the apple and android app stores by searching ‘Mcr Food and Drink Festival’.
Where: Cathedral Gardens and venues across the city
What: Wine and Fizz Festival
When: Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September
How much: £12.50
Tell me more: Attendees can taste their way through dozens of incredible wines from around the globe as the participating retailers prepare to showcase some of their finest and most exclusive products. It’s a chance to chat directly to some of the industry’s most passionate wine sellers who will guide guests through all the vintages they have on offer.
As well as tasting the wines, guests can buy their favourites on site too and take some very special bottles home. A programme of tutored tastings and specialist masterclasses will take place across the weekend as well, offering extra opportunities to delve into specific wine topics, themes and regions. Tickets are available HERE
Where: Halle St Peters, 40 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF
What: Tast Meets The Macallan
When: 23rd September, 7pm
How much: £125 per person
Tell me more: Tast, the celebrated Catalan restaurant on King Street, is partnering with The Macallan and MFDF21 to host a very special evening for whisky lovers.
Dinner will consist of a five courses gastronomic tasting menu, paired especially with cocktails, wine, and one limited edition Macallan Whisky - all carefully designed to take you all the way to Barcelona with a touch of Scotland.
The menu was designed by multi Michelin awarded Executive Chef Paco Pérez with Tast’s Head Chef Julià Castelló. To see all the dishes and book your place, visit Tast Meets The Macallan
Where: Tast Catala, 20-22 King Street, Manchester, M2 4JQ
What: Château de Beaucastel Vertical Wine Tasting
When: Thursday 30th September, 7pm
How much: £67.50
Tell me more: This vertical tasting of Beaucastel and Coudoulet, by Manchester Wine School, allows participants to try both wines from the vintages 2014 to 2017. It’s a chance to learn about the history of Château de Beaucastel, discover more and discuss what the various grapes bring to the wines. You’ll get to sample eight fabulous, critically-acclaimed wines, including the stunning 2016 Beaucastel which garnered an astonishing 99 points from the influential commentator James Suckling (it sells for around £90 a bottle.) Indeed, if you were to buy a bottle of each of the wines, you wouldn’t have much change from £400…that is if you can find them.
The cost includes full tasting notes from Beaucastel for all the wines, and there’ll be some high-class cheese to try alongside the wines. More info can be found here.
Where: Princess Room, Yang Sing, 34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY-----