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Events Wednesday 4th 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

Cheese & Ciderologist

Cheese & Ciderologist

The city of Manchester has but one commercial cider maker and he cordially invites you to join him and his team for this MFDF special event. With an impressive back catalogue of previous Cheese & Cider nights, join founder of The Moss Cider Project and new found friend Gabe Cook AKA ...

Wednesday 4th October 18:30 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

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

Meet the Brewer

Festival brewers, Three B's will be at the Square on Wednesday 4th October to talk you through the brewing process.  Come and talk to the experts and learn all you want about the art of traditional brewing from this wonderful family owned brewing co.  Tastings at 1pm and 6pm.

Wednesday 4th October 13:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Octogenarian Cooks

The Octogenarian Cooks

Come along and taste the food of the Octogenarian Cooks – a group of older people sharing their recipes and cooking skills.

Under-nutrition is a major cause of functional decline and mortality amongst older people. It can lead to poorer health outcomes, but it often goes unnoticed amongst older people.

Shopping ...

Wednesday 4th October 15:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Take a Journey Through Spain with Iberica

Take a Journey Through Spain with Iberica

In a revelatory hands-on Spanish experience kick off with a chance to mix your own G&T and, of course, drink it, before learning from head master carver Sergio Escudero all about Jamón Ibérico through a live carving demo while enjoying this delicacy with a glass of bone-dry Manzanilla. 

After ...

Wednesday 4th October 18:00 at Iberica, M3 3HF

Vermouth Tasting at Lunya

Vermouth Tasting at Lunya

Vermouth is the on-trend drinks sensation in Spain and rapidly taking hold in the UK and beyond. They have historic vermouth makers and some very modern ones.

They couldn’t be further from the industrial sweetened chemicals of Martini and Cinzano. Small batch production by artisans ensures that Spanish vermouth ...

Wednesday 4th October 18:00 at Lunya, M3 2BB

Trio of pasta garofalo at Al-Bacio

Visit Al-Bacio and try our delicious TRIO OF PASTA GAROFALO

Main Course (v) £ 9.95 

A main course dish with 3 types of pasta topped with different sauces (also suitable for vegetarians).

Pasta Garofalo may have only arrived recently in the UK, but in Italy it has existed since 1789 ...

Wednesday 4th October 18:00 at Al Bacio Ristorante Italiano , M2 6DW

Epernay's Whiskey Vs. Whisky Evening

Epernay's Whiskey Vs. Whisky Evening

American Whiskey faces off against Scotch Whisky. 

On arrival you'll be given 1 welcome Scotch cocktail, then 1 bourbon cocktail. 

You'll also get 2 scotch tasters and 2 bourbon tasters throughout the tasting. 

Wednesday 4th October 18:30 at Epernay , M3 4EE

Masterclass with Portobello Rd Gin at Rosylee

Masterclass with Portobello Rd Gin at Rosylee

Portobello Rd Gin are based on one of the most famous roads in London, and they’ll be taking a trip up north to share their story and give you a masterclass on their delightful gin, blended from 9 botanicals, and which serves it works best in.

Wednesday 4th October 18:30 at Rosylee Tea Rooms, M1 1DB

Vapiano's blind tastings

Vapiano's blind tastings

Vapiano Manchester Food & Drink Festival Blind Tasting - 3rd and 4th October at 7pm. 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 ...

Wednesday 4th October 19:00 at Vapiano, M4 3TR

Taste the Love's Feel Good Food pop-up with a difference

Taste the Love's Feel Good Food pop-up with a difference

Sarah is collaborating with her brother Luke Holder, chef at Hartnett Holder & Co, to create an evening revolving around charcuterie & matching beers. Indulge yourself in a four course menu & talk incorporating Luke's artisan charcuterie & cooking flare. 

More info at tastethelove.co.uk

Wednesday 4th October 19:00 at Trove , M19 3EX

Tattu presents: An evening with Akashi Sake

Tattu presents: An evening with Akashi Sake

Join Tattu for an exclusive dinner as part of MFDF 2017 in partnership with premium Sake brewery, Akashi. 

Guests will enjoy an innovative three course menu, with each course paired with a premium Sake.

During the evening there will be an introduction to each Sake with an explanation of the ...

Wednesday 4th October 19:00 at Tattu, M3 3EB

Ultimate Cocktail Crawl

Ultimate Cocktail Crawl

MAD takes you on a global cocktail roam as you try cocktails inspired by different corners of the world. Starting in Africa and the tribal surrounds of Tusk you’ll enjoy a homemade infusion cocktail from South Africa’s Whitley Neill. Back to England and Rosylee for a quintessentially British ...

Wednesday 4th - Thursday 5th October

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