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Events Festival Fringe

15th September

Manchester Oktoberfestival

Manchester Oktoberfestival

Albert Hall will be hosting Oktoberfestival, a Bier Halle Weekender taking place over the weekend of September 15th - 17th. The Hall will be transformed and decked-out to the full to recreate the raucous, sociable atmosphere of the world famous beer festival.

They'll be serving up the largest selection of ...

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September at Albert Hall , M2 5QR

28th September

Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feast gives lucky foodies the chance to experience a dinner like no other, taking in four private and unusual eating spots around the city.

You will be guided through a four course menu in some of the most exclusive venues Manchester has to offer. Stops will include a late ...

Thursday 28th September 18:00 at Manchester Art Gallery, M2 3JL

30th September

Oldham Real Food Festival

Oldham Real Food Festival

Join over 30 local traders selling food and drink containing naturally-sourced ingredients. Plus, food demonstrations, talks and live entertainment.

Saturday 30th September 11:00 at Parliament Square, OL1 1RA

Tea Tasting at Gallery Oldham

Tea Tasting at Gallery Oldham

Try a range of new teas from local company Tea Punks and explore the River of Tea: From Bengal to Britain photographic exhibition.

Saturday 30th September 11:00 at Gallery Oldham, OL1 1AL

2nd October

Gourmet six course food and wine sampling evening

Gourmet six course food and wine sampling evening

Gourmet six course food and wine sampling evening showcasing Evuna's favourite boutique wineries £35 per head.

As restaurant founder and wine expert, Jane Dowler, buys direct from vineyards in Spain, Evuna also offers some of the most competitively priced Spanish wines in the UK, with no extras going to ...

Monday 2nd October 18:00 at Evuna , M3 4EW

Taste Tour of Thailand at Tampopo

Taste Tour of Thailand at Tampopo

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 their favourite ...

Monday 2nd October 18:45 at Tampopo (Trafford Centre), M17 8AA

3rd October

Suri's tasting menu paired with Turkish and Greek wines

Suri's tasting menu paired with Turkish and Greek wines

Available from 5pm, Food and wine £40, Food only £25.

Tuesday 3rd October 17:00 at Suri , M2 6AG

Catena Wine Masterclass at Fazenda

Catena Wine Masterclass at Fazenda

Fazenda is a luxury Brazilian rodizio steakhouse, serving 15 exquisite cuts of meats in stunning surroundings, alongside an extensive wine list of the highest quality. Join internationally renowned Argentinian wine producer Catena for a unique masterclass including the full rodizio experience, the meats carved at table, a special dessert created ...

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

Aiden Byrne's 6 course tasting menu at Manchester House

Aiden Byrne's 6 course tasting menu at Manchester House

Join Manchester House for an evening to celebrate MFDF's 20th year anniversary with a creative 6 course tasting menu put together by Aiden Byrne.

To book your table, please call 0161 8352557 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

Taste Tour of Thailand​ at Tampopo​

Taste Tour of Thailand​ at Tampopo​

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 ...

Tuesday 3rd October 19:15 at Tampopo Corn Exchange, M4 3TR

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

4th October

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

A journey through Spain with Iberica

A journey through Spain with Iberica

Give it a try to make your own Gin & Tonic, and of course drink it!
Learn from their Head Master Carver Sergio Escudero the inside outs of Jamón Ibérico through a live carving demonstration while enjoying this Spanish delicacy with a glass of Manzanilla.
After the two welcome treats, Iberica ...

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

Taste Tour of Thailand​ at Tampopo

Taste Tour of Thailand​ at Tampopo

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 ...

Wednesday 4th October 18:00 at Tampopo (Albert Square), M2 5PF

Epernay's Whisky Vs. Whisky Evening

Epernay's Whisky Vs. Whisky Evening

American Whiskey faces off against Scotch Whisky. 

Arrival drink plus 2 Cocktails, 1 with Bourbon and 1 with Scotch. Then a taster of 6 different spirits. 3 American, 3 Scotch. 

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

Living Ventures Trail - Australasia, Artisan and Manchester House

Living Ventures Trail - Australasia, Artisan and Manchester House

Australasia, Artisan and Manchester House will be teaming up to host a trail throughout the venues. Kick start your evening at Australasia for welcome drink and canapes, head to Artisan for a Gin Masterclass, followed by a Cheese and wine board in the Lounge on 12 at Manchester House. 

£50 ...

Wednesday 4th October 19:00 at Australasia, M3 3AP

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

5th October

Twenty Years of Great British Food

Twenty Years of Great British Food

Pro-manchester’s Food and Drink Group has teamed up with Ollie Lloyd, CEO of the UK’s fastest growing food website Great British Chefs, to take you on a journey through the UK’s love affair with food over the last twenty years. Sharing the insight from his latest UK-wide ...

Thursday 5th October 12:30 at Lunya, M3 2BB

Manchester afternoon tea by Swan Kitchens

Manchester afternoon tea by Swan Kitchens

Go for a unique Manchester afternoon tea on the top floor of the iconic Swan Buildings in Ancoats - home to Swan Kitchens, Back on Track’s social enterprise café.

 

Swan Kitchens is run by people who have been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health, and ...

Thursday 5th October 17:00 at Back on Track , M4 5JW

Zouk Tea Bar's Banquette menu

Zouk Tea Bar's Banquette menu

The Banquette menu will feature several courses and 20 authentic dishes from all over the Indian sub-continent.  There are 85 tickets available at £20 a head and places must be booked in advance.   Visit www.zoukteabar.co.uk for more info or to book. 

Thursday 5th October 19:00 at Zouk, M1 5QS

6th October

Wild Edible Mushroom Forage with Jesper Launde

This fun weekday activity will be held in Redisher Woods, Holcombe Brook, just a couple of miles north of Bury.

This foraging event will see us head up the valley through a mixture of native woodland to open pastureland at the top. By moving through a mixture of distinct habitats ...

Friday 6th October 11:00 at Redisher Wood, BL8

Cheese, cider and that which falls far from the tree.

Cheese, cider and that which falls far from the tree.

Not content with just one cheese & cider night, The Moss Cider Project heads closer to home and returns to The Anchor, Rusholme for part two of their exploration into curds, whey and apple-based drinks. Expect a few surprises at this one as Dan takes you beyond cider and shares his ...

Friday 6th October 18:30 at The Anchor, M14 4PA

Feast of Beasts Menu at Hawksmoor Manchester

Feast of Beasts Menu at Hawksmoor Manchester

Are you ready for the ultimate Hawksmoor meal? As part of MFDF, Hawksmoor are introducing their new six course tasting menu: Feast of Beasts. This special menu is a true celebration of beef with dishes including Ox Bone Tea with Bread and Dripping, Txojitxu Beef Ham and Pickled Carrots, Tartare ...

Friday 6th October 19:30 at Hawksmoor, M3 3WB

8th October

Goatober Manchester

Goatober Manchester

Goatober is the UK’s month-long celebration of goat meat, making use of male billy goats, who to date have been euthanised at birth as a waste product of the dairy industry.  During October, restaurants nationwide are putting a goat dish pride of place on their menus to urge diners ...

Sunday 8th October 19:30 at The Koffee Pot, M4 1LE

9th October

Harvey Nichols Taste on Two

Harvey Nichols Taste on Two

An evening dedicated to fine food and drink at the Second Floor, showcasing the very best of Harvey Nichols Manchester. We’ve got something to please all your foodie appetites with tasting stations from the best of our suppliers, guest talks and live cooking demonstrations from our Second Floor Chefs ...

Monday 9th October 18:00 at Harvey Nichols Manchester , M1 1AD

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