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MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

Monday 21st September 18:00 at Manchester Cathedral, M3 1SX

We're delighted to host the MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards, one of the industry's most hotly anticipated events, at the stunning Manchester Cathedral. This glitzy celebration is where the region's highest profile and best regarded food and drink awards are announced. Harvey Nichols will be playing an ...

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Experimental Ice Cream Banquet with Ginger's Comfort Emporium

Experimental Ice Cream Banquet with Ginger's Comfort Emporium

Friday 18th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Ice cream luminary, Claire Kelsey, of Ginger's Comfort Emporium is creating a very special 6 course banquet for the Festival... consisting entirely of ice cream. The menu is top secret and not for those without a leaning towards a sweet tooth, but Claire's acclaimed, experimental (and highly addictive ...

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Chinatown Supper Club - in association with Yang Sing

Chinatown Supper Club - in association with Yang Sing

Thursday 17th September 18:00 at Chinatown Pagoda, M1 4HE

In association with the Yang Sing, MFDF is taking you on a magical gourmet tour of Manchester's Chinatown. You'll meet up at the Pagoda at the heart of this fascinating district, then follow a trail round three key culinary venues, where your guide will explain the history and ...

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Bread & Med Masterclass

Bread & Med Masterclass

Thursday 17th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

You won't want to miss this fantastic hands-on collaboration between two of the city's finest indie food operations. Trove will head up a bread making masterclass where guests will be able to make their own dough. While it's proving, Salvi's, along with some of their key ...

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Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th September at The French, M60 2DS

For one magnificent week only, Simon Rogan will showcase his talented brigade of head chefs and their extraordinary food (Michelin stars and all) in Manchester as he hosts a culinary week at The French at The Midland Hotel. Each evening sees a different chef devise a special tasting menu of ...

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Tasting Tuesday with Tampopo

Tasting Tuesday with Tampopo

Tuesday 15th September 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Tampopo bring you a taste of things to come, a look back at their very best, and a preview of some exciting new cocktails, as part of a very special evening at the Hub. For one night only, you'll be the tasting panel as Tampopo celebrate 18 years of ...

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Bio-Historic Banquet

Bio-Historic Banquet

Saturday 12th September 18:30 at Manchester Museum, M13 9PL

Guests will dine under the shadow of a giant whale skeleton, surrounded by some of the Museum's most extraordinary exhibits while enjoying a unique six-course culinary experience created by chef Robert Owen Brown using ultra-local produce grown by the Biospheric Foundation. The menu will be inspired by the Museum ...

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The Liquor Market with the Drinks Enthusiast

The Liquor Market with the Drinks Enthusiast

Saturday 12th September 14:00 at Elixir , M3 2BY

The Liquor Market, hosted by the Drinks Enthusiast, pops up once again in the decadent surrounds of Deansgate's Elixir bar. This is your chance to dive into the world of boutique spirits. Lose yourself in the intoxicating samples of the UK's best brand ambassadors with everything from single ...

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Big Indie Wine Fest 2015

Big Indie Wine Fest 2015

Friday 11th - Saturday 12th September at Manchester Town Hall , M2 5DB

This is one festival highlight you won't want to miss, as the celebrated Big Indie Wine Fest returns to Manchester Town Hall, taking over the stunning Great Hall. The event is a celebration of exciting, exclusive and boutique wines brought to you by the best independent merchants. It's ...

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The Three Wine Women

The Three Wine Women

Thursday 10th September 18:30

Wine is a drink promoted more widely towards the female market, yet like hairdressing and cooking, when one surveys the 'top dogs' of the trade, it tends to be the men doing the swilling. MFDF has invited three of the UK's top wine experts to descend on the Festival ...

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Festival Fringe

Celebrate with Bollinger at Pot Kettle Black

Celebrate with Bollinger at Pot Kettle Black

Friday 18th September 19:00 at Pot Kettle Black, M3 2BW

Fine tune your appreciation of Bollinger's world-class reserve champagnes through this structured masterclass. The evening's keynote speaker, Bollinger's Cathy Swift, will give guests a detailed overview of all Bollinger and Ayala reserves, including the recently released '05 vintages of Le Grand Année and Rosé.

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Cloudwater Brewery Tap MFDF Special

Cloudwater Brewery Tap MFDF Special

Saturday 19th September 11:00 at Cloudwater Brewery, M1 2NP

September will see the launch of Cloudwater's Autumn range with focus shifting from US hop harvests in light and thirst quenching beer to hop harvests from New Zealand, Australia, and then Europe.  Richer, darker, and a little stronger, they'll be presenting beer styles that fit the season's ...

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Andrew Nutter's Birthday Cruise and Closing Party

Andrew Nutter's Birthday Cruise and Closing Party

Sunday 20th September 15:00 at The Mark Addy, M3 5EJ

Celebrate charismatic chef Andrew Nutter's birthday with a cruise down the Manchester Ship Canal - enjoy secret food and drink stops on the way, followed by a fabulous after party at Tattu. The boat will collect you at 3pm prompt from The Mark Addy, and take you over to continue ...

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Ghana Go North

Ghana Go North

Sunday 20th September 20:00 at RedbankCo, M4 4HF

Welcome to GHANA GO NORTH - this family friendly feast of the senses will be taking you on a taste tour of contemporary Ghanaian cuisine. Through sharing plates and sharing space you're all GHANA GET DEAD TASTY together! They will transport you to the bustle and vibrancy of GHANA while ...

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Festival Fringe

Doubletree Hilton Rooftop Fever-Tree Party

Doubletree Hilton Rooftop Fever-Tree Party

Thursday 17th September 19:00 at Doubletree Hilton, M1 3DG

Doubletree is inviting all gin lovers to enjoy their favourite summer drink with spectacular views of the city from its beautiful rooftop venue, the SkyLounge. Join them for a late summer gin experience in conjunction with Fever-Tree Gin and enjoy two gin cocktails and nibbles with your ticket.

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Portobello Road Gin Masterclass at Pot Kettle Black

Portobello Road Gin Masterclass at Pot Kettle Black

Thursday 17th September - Monday 17th August at Pot Kettle Black, M3 2BW

Join Gin Instructor Nick Fox of Portobello Road Gin and The Ginstitute as he takes you on a whirlwind tour of the fascinating and frequently miserable history of London Dry Gin, and an in-depth look into the classic botanicals used by many gin brands.

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Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success

Wednesday 16th September 18:00 at Central Library, M2 5PD

Get the secret ingredients for business growth. Food & drink businesses are one of the most popular start ups today. In the competitive world of food and drink, everyone needs the recipe for success. Come and hear from some of the region's top foodie entrepreneurs to learn their secret ingredients ...

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Hawksmoor at Home Feast

Hawksmoor at Home Feast

Wednesday 16th September 19:00 at Hawksmoor, M3 3WB

An intimate, three-course Hawksmoor dinner for a limited number of guests, featuring dishes from the book of the same name, not usually available on the menu, matched with Hawksmoor blend wines and One Water. The menu will be presented by the head chef Liam, wines by Nicole and cocktails in ...

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Festival Fringe

Northern Quarter Food Walk with Peter O'Grady

Northern Quarter Food Walk with Peter O'Grady

Sunday 13th September 11:30 at Fred Aldous, M1 1LW

Take a stroll around the Northern Quarter and admire it's astonishing gastro scene with the man who started it all! Peter O'Grady opened the Market Restaurant in 1980, back when it was the only restaurant in the area. Nowadays he's one of the city's Blue Badge ...

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Taste on Two at Harvey Nichols

Taste on Two at Harvey Nichols

Monday 14th September 18:00 at Harvey Nichols, M1 1AD

Join Harvey Nichols for an evening dedicated to fabulous food and drink. Enjoy fantastic drinks, food tastings, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, and plenty of foodie treats – as well as a sneak peek at Christmas gifting at Harvey Nichols.

In association with www.ahoy.co.uk  

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Champagne Tasting at Tattu with Louis Roederer

Champagne Tasting at Tattu with Louis Roederer

Monday 14th September 18:00 at Tattu Restaurant and Bar, M3 3EB

Tattu Restaurant & Bar, in association with Louis Roederer, is inviting you to an evening of elegance and glamour with a champagne tasting held in the restaurant's private parlour room.

Guests will be given an introduction to a variety of different champagne styles, accompanied by delicious canapés to complement ...

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Festival Fringe

The Green Lampshade with Mary-Ellen McTague

The Green Lampshade with Mary-Ellen McTague

Saturday 12th September 16:00 at Whitworth Art Gallery, M15 6ER

A food/music event based on electronic music pioneer (and food enthusiast) Delia Derbyshire's work, featuring 5 dishes by Mary-Ellen McTague and five performances based on themes drawn from her influential output, which kicked off at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Delia famously realised the original Doctor Who theme in ...

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Festival Fringe

Cloudwater Brewery Tap Festival Special

Cloudwater Brewery Tap Festival Special

Saturday 12th September 11:00 at Cloudwater Brewery, M1 2NP

September will see the launch of Cloudwater's Autumn range with focus shifting from US hop harvests in light and thirst quenching beer to hop harvests from New Zealand, Australia, and then Europe.  Richer, darker, and a little stronger, they'll be presenting beer styles that fit the season's ...

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Festival Fringe

Beef and Pudding Manchester Feast

Beef and Pudding Manchester Feast

Thursday 10th September 19:00 at Beef and Pudding, M2 4AA

Acclaimed local chef David Mooney cooks up a Manchester-themed feast in association with Seven Brothers Brewery and guests at Beef & Pudding - supporting the Wood Street Mission (helping families in poverty). A fabulous three-course feast with carefully selected craft ales and stouts to match. 

In association with www.ahoy.co.uk

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festival event highlights

Gaucho Electro Brunch

Gaucho Electro Brunch

Sunday 13th September 11:00 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

Doubletree Hilton Rooftop Fever-Tree Party

Doubletree Hilton Rooftop Fever-Tree Party

Thursday 17th September 19:00 at Doubletree Hilton, M1 3DG

Grill on the Alley Steak School

Grill on the Alley Steak School

Thursday 17th September 19:00 at Grill on the Alley, M2 6EG

Rudy's Pizza Making Night

Rudy's Pizza Making Night

Sunday 20th September - Thursday 20th August at Rudy's Pizza, M4 5DH

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