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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Events Friday 6th October

Main Programme

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

After a fabulous debut in Manchester Hall’s grand, Grade II listed surrounds last year, Festival favourite, the Big Indie Wine Fest will be returning to the venue for an extra special, bigger than ever Big Indie Wine Fest! As ever Manchester’s finest independent wine merchants along with some ...

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th October at Manchester Hall, M3 3BT

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Enjoy a real treat from the North West as Living Ventures senior operations chef Dave Critchley, joins forces with Colin Woodall of award-winning Woodall’s Charcuterie to illustrate the delicious versatility of their range and its history within the region. You will get to sample the delights of proper British ...

Saturday 6th October 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

 Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard  and Emma Thackray

Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard and Emma Thackray

Fancy making your own kimchi sauerkraut or kombucha? Julia Goddard from Altrincham Market's Plucky Pickle and Emma Thackray from Booch and Brine will show you how. Julia specialises in widely available small batch pickles and ferments with fresh ingredients and no additives; Emma, who got into wild fermenting while ...

Saturday 6th October 14:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

Have you ever wondered what's so special about tuna in the world of sushi? Chef Omar Rodriguez of Umezushi will be sharing his experience and knowledge on one of the most sought after sushi ingredients. The Gran Canaria-born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in ...

Saturday 6th October 15:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

The Creameries in Chorlton showcases hand-made farmhouse cheeses, wild meats, seafood and  locally grown vegetables, alongside fresh bread baked on the premises. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy  it is to make your own curds at home, whilst  head baker, Chris Cahill, demonstrates the ...

Saturday 6th October 16:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Fiona Beckett - Six Wines that Shaped My Career

Fiona Beckett - Six Wines that Shaped My Career

A treat for all wine lovers. Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink journalist, author and web publisher with over 25 years experience of writing for the UK's top newspapers and magazines. She is currently wine columnist for The Guardian and National Geographic Travel Food magazine and restaurant ...

Saturday 6th October 18:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

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