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Events

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MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards

Monday 10th October 18:00 at The Palace Hotel , M60 7HA

The MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony are the highest profile in the region and are the longest standing, best-regarded awards in the region. They are recognised by the industry and consumers in equal measure. They create a benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater Manchester and are ...

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'Industry' by Dan Doherty

'Industry' by Dan Doherty

Saturday 8th October 19:00

Dan Doherty, executive chef of the acclaimed 24 hour 'Duckand Waffle' restaurant in London will be bringing his unique style and energy to Manchester for this one off event. Taking place in the Bondede Warehouse on Saturday 8th October, Dan will be creating a very special banquet themed around 'Industry ...

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Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th October at Whitworth Art Gallery, M15 6ER

This is one festival highlight you won't want to miss, as the celebrated Big Indie Wine Fest will be taking over the stunnng Great Hall in the Whitworth Art Gallery. The event is a celebration of exciting, exclusive and boutique wines brought to you by the best independent merchants ...

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Baratxuri Pop-up Pintxo Bar

Baratxuri Pop-up Pintxo Bar

Friday 7th October 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The team behind Ramsbottom's amazing Basque bar, Baratxuri, come into the heart of the city centre to take over the Festival Hub guest restaurant for one night only. Joe Botham (nominated for Chef of this Year in this year’s Food and Drink Awards) and his team are specialist ...

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Jackie Kearney's Experimental Vegan Banquet

Jackie Kearney's Experimental Vegan Banquet

Saturday 8th October 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Author of Vegan Street Food, Master Chef Runner Up and general street food legend, Jackie Kearney will be gracing MFDF with her meat and dairy free super powers with an experimental vegan banquet.

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MFDF Spanish trail

MFDF Spanish trail

Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th October

We are celebrating the remarkable blossoming of Spanish cuisine in the city centre with a tapas crawl that could be done nowhere else in the UK, incorporating a Magnifico Sevenrestaurants sited along, or just off, Deansgate Evuna, El Rincon, Tapeo, Iberica, La Bandera, El Gato Negro and Lunya. Each ...

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EAT with Adam

EAT with Adam

Tuesday 4th - Thursday 6th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The French by Simon Rogan’s acclaimed Head Chef and previous MFDF ‘Chef of the Year’, Adam Reid, will be bringing an exclusive and bespoke tasting experience to the Festival Hub. Expect an original take on a truly inclusive tasting menu, designed specifically for MFDF 2016. 

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Innovation by Aiden Byrne | Hidden Banquet

Innovation by Aiden Byrne | Hidden Banquet

Friday 30th September 18:00 at London Road Fire Station , M60 7RA

“Innovation by Aiden Byrne” is taking place at the rediscovered London Road Fire Station on Friday September 30. Aiden, of the acclaimed Manchester House, has created a very special menu for the occasion, all designed around the theme of ‘innovation’ – that special spirit that Manchester is famous for and which ...

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Three Wine Women

Three Wine Women

Thursday 29th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

After the success of last year’s Three Wine Women event, this year MFDF will be staging the event on a new theme and with a new visiting ‘wine woman’! Susy Atkins will join the BBC’s Kate Goodman (owner of Didsbury’s Reserve Wine Shop) and Evuna Manchester’s ...

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Festival Fringe

Secret Wine Tasting Treasure Hunt with Andy The Wine Guy

Secret Wine Tasting Treasure Hunt with Andy The Wine Guy

Sunday 9th October 15:00

A flight of five high quality wines to be served at a secret, historic Manchester location, disclosed on the night via a short series of hidden clues. The treasure hunt will take you to several of the city's hottest wine establishments along the way, where you're, of course ...

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Festival Fringe

Robert Owen Brown’s Edwardian themed Ancoats Supper Club

Robert Owen Brown’s Edwardian themed Ancoats Supper Club

Saturday 8th October 19:00 at Ancoats Coffee Co, M4 5BA

ACCLAIMED chef Robert Owen Brown is hosting an Edwardian themed five course Supper Club menu at Ancoats Coffee Co in collaboration with Inca Pop Ups. Feel free to dress up in the spirit of that golden age in the appropriate setting of the Grade II* listed Edwardian Royal Mill. On ...

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Festival Fringe

Blind Tasting Evenings at Vapiano

Blind Tasting Evenings at Vapiano

Wednesday 5th October 18:45 at Vapiano, M4 3TR

The Corn Exchange Italian will be hosting two exclusive nights of ‘blind taste testing’. Guests will be served a dinner consisting of five courses, plus drinks, and encouraged to identify the fresh ingredients used in Vapiano’s meals.  But how well do we really know our favourite dishes?

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Colour Me Happy

Colour Me Happy

Wednesday 5th October 19:00 at Kosmonaut, M1 2FF

Colouring in and five fine wines to taste – you don’t have to adult every day. Kosmonauts wine experts will be on hand to talk you through what youre tasting and therell be some additional info in your colouring-in book, created especially for the event. Tickets are ...

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Lowry Hotel 15th Anniversary Banquet

Lowry Hotel 15th Anniversary Banquet

Thursday 6th October 18:00 at The Lowry Hotel , M3 5LH

It’s an amazing 15 years since the city’s finest modern luxury hotel arrived on the banks of the Irwell. Since when it has hosted a galaxy of famous guests and no little part of its immense appeal has been the River Restaurant and Bar with its views of ...

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Cheese tasting - SOLD OUT 2nd date added

Cheese tasting - SOLD OUT 2nd date added

Thursday 6th October 18:00 at Lunya, M3 2BB

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of all things cheese – the perfect event for cheese lovers.  Lunya has one of the world’s best Spanish cheese collections and this night will showcase many of them.

You will hear about how cheese is made, discover different styles of Spanish ...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Hawksmoor

Celebrating 10 Years of Hawksmoor

Thursday 6th October 19:00 at Hawksmoor, M3 3WB

Hawksmoor’s 10th anniversary celebrations continue at the MFDF with a special dinner in their gorgeous private dining room showcasing their Hawksmoor Classics Menu. This tells the upmarket restaurant chain’s story in six decade-spanning courses, featuring shortrib nuggets with kimchi ketchup, scallops with white port  and garlic, Tamworth pork ...

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Festival Fringe

Explore fine wine and exquisite meats at Fazenda

Explore fine wine and exquisite meats at Fazenda

Fazenda is renowned for its mouth-watering cuts of delicious meats, matched with one of the fi nest wine lists around. To explore the possibilities of both, join sommelier Chris Milner as he hosts a MFDF masterclass giving guests the opportunity to explore hand-picked Argentinian and Brazilian wines. Bottles will be ...

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Festival Fringe

Explore fine wine and exquisite meats at Fazenda Bar & Grill

Explore fine wine and exquisite meats at Fazenda Bar & Grill

Monday 3rd October 18:00 at Exchange Square , M3 1BD

Fazenda is renowned for its mouth-watering cuts of delicious meats, matched with one of the fi nest wine lists around. To explore the possibilities of both, join sommelier Chris Milner as he hosts a MFDF masterclass giving guests the opportunity to explore hand-picked Argentinian and Brazilian wines. Bottles will be ...

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Festival Fringe

Real Junk Food Manchester Presents:

Real Junk Food Manchester Presents:

The Binner Party - A Celebration

A fundraising dinner with a difference - hosted by 53two, Manchester's newest "hidden" venue. Head chef Mary - Ellen McTague will cook a feast made entirely from the food that would otherwise go to waste. Funds raised will go towards their mission to open the citys ...

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festival event highlights

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Big Indie Wine Fest 2016

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th October at Whitworth Art Gallery, M15 6ER

Three Wine Women

Three Wine Women

Thursday 29th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Thursday 29th September - Sunday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bookatable Feast

Bookatable Feast

Thursday 29th September - Monday 10th October

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