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Events Tuesday 3rd October

Main Programme

The Festival Hub

The Festival Hub

As always, it's the beating heart of the Festival - the Albert Square Hub. Check it out any time of the day and there's something happening. From chef demo's to street food, from live music and cutting edge DJs to bars pouring the best drinks you'll ever ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Everyone’s favourite ‘go to’ food delivery service, Just Eat, will partner with some of its most popular restaurants who will bring their own versions of street food to the Festival.  

From sushi to sweet treats there will be an amazing choice of the latest in street food flavours and ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

This year’s Festival Beer Bar represents a non-stop, indie extravaganza of beautiful brews! All on tap, all the way through the Fest, and making up the Festival centrepiece - our hugebeer bar! 

What better way to toast the 20th anniversary of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival than by inviting ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Cider House

The Cider House

Calling all cider lovers, The Cider House at the Festival Hub is the place to be!

This bespoke bar is teeming with tasty tipples, too – among the line-up Lilley’s Apple & Pear and Lemon & Lime, Wild Dog, Mango, Merry Monkey, Red Rabbit, Sunset and Captain Rum.

Make your way through ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

MAD Cocktail Week

MAD Cocktail Week

Shaking things up with a celebration of all things cocktail, MAD Ltd will be hosting a series of pop-up events, bespoke serves and exclusive discounts across their five Northern Quarter bars; Hula, Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Walrus and Tusk.

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer… But there ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Northern Quarter, M1 1DW

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Renowned Be At One Cocktail Bar will be taking part in this year’s Manchester Food & Drink Festival. They will be serving a selection of concoctions from their 150-cocktail menu, these will include their famous Pornstar Martini, an indulgent ice-cream based Buenot, a fruity Candy Pants and a classic and ...

Thursday 28th September - Tuesday 3rd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

SUGO PASTA KITCHEN COMES TO MANCHESTER

SUGO PASTA KITCHEN COMES TO MANCHESTER

A special one off event with the founders of Sugo Pasta Kitchen. Alex, Jonny & Michael will showcase what they’re bringing to Manchester in early 2018 when they launch their second neighbourhood restaurant in Ancoats.

First course & glass of white   

Puglian burrata, peach and chilli marmalade, charred chicory, new season ...

Tuesday 3rd October 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Festival Fringe

MAD Cocktail Week

MAD Cocktail Week

Shaking things up with a celebration of all things cocktail, MAD Ltd will be hosting a series of pop-up events, bespoke serves and exclusive discounts across their five Northern Quarter bars; Hula, Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Walrus and Tusk.

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer… But there ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Northern Quarter, M1 1DW

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Renowned Be At One Cocktail Bar will be taking part in this year’s Manchester Food & Drink Festival. They will be serving a selection of concoctions from their 150-cocktail menu, these will include their famous Pornstar Martini, an indulgent ice-cream based Buenot, a fruity Candy Pants and a classic and ...

Thursday 28th September - Tuesday 3rd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Gin parlour at Rosylee

Gin parlour at Rosylee

Rosylee will play host to a gin parlour throughout MFDF, so if gin is your favourite tipple, head to the bar where you’ll be able to create your own gin masterpiece by selecting your favourite gin and adding your own botanicals to garnish.

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Rosylee Tea Rooms, M1 1DB

Taste Tour of Thailand

Taste Tour of Thailand

Enjoy a fantastic 5-course taste tour of Thailand’s varied and fabulous food, for just £27*.

You’ll be greeted with a delicious cocktail (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic) or a cold bottle of beer -  you decide. 

Then sit back, relax, and indulge in a selection of 8 of Tampopo's ...

Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th October

 FAZENDA MEAT & WINE TASTING WITH CATENA ZAPATA

FAZENDA MEAT & WINE TASTING WITH CATENA ZAPATA

Fazenda is a luxury Brazilian rodizio steakhouse serving 15 cuts of premium meats in stunning surroundings, alongside an exquisite wine list. Join internationally renowned Argentinian wine producer Catena Zapata for a unique masterclass including the full Fazenda rodizio experience, finishing an evening of knowledge and splendour with a specially created ...

Tuesday 3rd October 18:00 at Fazenda, M3 3AP

Recipe For Success

The Manchester food and drink scene has never been hotter. From street food to speakeasys, the city's dining at a more diverse table than ever. 

But how do you survive in a notoriously difficult business sector? And how do you grow your brand into a household name? Hear from ...

Tuesday 3rd October 18:00 at Central Library, M2 5PD

Vapiano's blind tasting

Vapiano's blind tasting

Head to Vapiano for something altogether different… Don't be nervous - this isn't a bushtucker trial. It's dishes from their menu but you'll try them blind folded.

Think you can tell your veg apart? How about the herbs? You'd be surprised as to how much you ...

Tuesday 3rd October 19:00 at Vapiano, M4 3TR

Aiden Byrne's Six Course Tasting Menu at Manchester House

Aiden Byrne's Six Course Tasting Menu at Manchester House

To celebrate MFDF's 20th anniversary, award-winning chef, Aiden Byrne has created a very special tasting menu. 

Guests are greeted with a glass of fizz before sitting down to six course with a matching wine flight.

Book via 0161 835 2557 or email bdm@manchesterhouse.uk.com. 

Tuesday 3rd October 19:00 at Manchester House , M3 3BZ

Wine tasting with Gusto

Wine tasting with Gusto

Join gusto's head sommelier for an evening of wine and nibbles.

They all have our favourites, familiars and first-choice wines, but how about those slightly more expensive versions; why pay more? They look at some staple wines (Sauvignon Blanc for white, Cabernet Sauvignon the red and Provence rosé) and ...

Tuesday 3rd October 19:00 at Gusto, M20 2DW

Basque Banquet at Baratxuri Y Comedor

Basque Banquet at Baratxuri Y Comedor

Baratxuri will be serving whole fish and big cuts of meat roasted & chargrilled in their Pereruela wood-fired oven. All Asado (roasted) dishes are cut and served at the table with sides and rescoldo veg cooked in the embers of the fire.

Tickets available from the bar or email info@levanterfinefoods ...

Tuesday 3rd October 19:30 at Baratxuri, BL0 9AT

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