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Festival Hub Saturday 6th October

Events

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

Go on a culinary adventure in Manchester...

As the exclusive booking partner of Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2018, Bookatable helps you discover and book the city's best restaurants. This celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester's favourite restaurants: you'll find festival menus at your chosen ...

Thursday 27th September - Monday 8th October

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 with an extra session added for a three-day extravaganza! As ever ...

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October at Manchester Hall, M3 3BT

 How to make bread with Mary-Ellen McTague

How to make bread with Mary-Ellen McTague

Chorlton's Creameries restaurant/dairy showcases farmhouse cheeses and bread (sourdough baked on the premises by Sophie Yeoman). Together they make a beguiling combination. Chef Mary Ellen-McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy it is to make your own loaves at home. Get it right and you ...

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

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Steven Lamb

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Steven Lamb

In this unique collab MFDF brings together acclaimed Manchester charcuterie specialists Woodalls and River Cottage's curing and smoking guru Steven Lamb. At Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's idyllic HQ near Axminster, Devon, Steven runs courses in every aspect of charcuterie. If you want to learn how to make your own ...

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

How to make sushi with Omar Rodriguez Marrero

How to make sushi with Omar Rodriguez Marrero

Creating your own sushi may sound a daunting project but who better to learn from than Umezushi exec chef Omar? The Gran Canaria born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in our 2018 Awards and his base under the arches near Victoria Station for Restaurant of ...

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 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

Street Food

Cafe Cannoli

Cafe Cannoli

Freshly filled traditional cannoli, made with the finest Sicilian ingredients.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Proove

Proove

They're just two guys that love pizza. But not just any pizza... great Napoli-style pizza. And they want everyone to enjoy great pizza too.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Rockin Buddha

Rockin Buddha

Chinese vegan street food that ticks lots of healthy boxes and is also quite delicious.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Waffle Island

Waffle Island

Sweet and savoury bubble waffles and coconut macaroons.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

MCR Coffee

MCR Coffee

Independently owned and run company that sells freshly ground coffee and crepes.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Grandad's Sausages

Grandad's Sausages

It's 50 years since Grandad Bernard set the standard for this family-run Bury banger business. These days the artisan flavours can be global, but don't neglect the award winning pork and Bury black pudding (naturally) sausage.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Salvis

Salvis

A taste of Southern Italy from the city centre indie chain that prides itself on its authentic sourcing adds a touch of Dolce Vita to the street food scene.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Melted Cheese Hut

The Melted Cheese Hut

Classic cheese dishes with a modern twist including gourmet toasties and melted cheese sides.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Chefs

 How to make bread with Mary-Ellen McTague

How to make bread with Mary-Ellen McTague

Chorlton's Creameries restaurant/dairy showcases farmhouse cheeses and bread (sourdough baked on the premises by Sophie Yeoman). Together they make a beguiling combination. Chef Mary Ellen-McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy it is to make your own loaves at home. Get it right and you ...

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

How to make sushi with Omar Rodriguez Marrero

How to make sushi with Omar Rodriguez Marrero

Creating your own sushi may sound a daunting project but who better to learn from than Umezushi exec chef Omar? The Gran Canaria born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in our 2018 Awards and his base under the arches near Victoria Station for Restaurant of ...

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

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Steven Lamb

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Steven Lamb

In this unique collab MFDF brings together acclaimed Manchester charcuterie specialists Woodalls and River Cottage's curing and smoking guru Steven Lamb. At Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's idyllic HQ near Axminster, Devon, Steven runs courses in every aspect of charcuterie. If you want to learn how to make your own ...

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 16:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Bars

Vin Van Voom

Vin Van Voom

There's always Voom for improvement! Vin Vam Voom's 50s style silver van has long been a Festival Hub magnet for wine lovers. Now there's a look the whole enterprise, featuring a reclaimed bar, new under covering seating. Expect a few surprises among the wines on offer, too ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Brooklyn Brewery Bus

The Brooklyn Brewery Bus

Beep beep! Brooklyn Brewery will be bringing a brand new American bus bar bus to the Hub serving up a range of brews from their Perennials and Seasonal ranges. Favourites like Brooklyn East IPA, Brooklyn Lager and Bel Air Soul will be on tap alongside their full range of seasonal ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The cider tent

The cider tent

The Festival’s own little cider haven, the MFDF Cider Bar will be pitching up again to bring refreshing ciders to the proceedings. From Weston’s to Addlestone’s and Sheppy’s to Bad Apple this a real mini fest-within-a-fest for cider enthusiasts. There’ll also be a range of ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Manchester Brew Fest

Manchester Brew Fest

Manchester’s beer boom continues and this year the Festival will serve up the city’s greatest brews as well as a plethora from around the region. Craft beers from the trendiest and most innovative of brewers like Blackjack and Cloudwater abound alongside stalwart greatest hits from the big northwest ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Double Dutch G and T Bar

Double Dutch G and T Bar

Created by Dutch twin sisters Joyce and Raissa de Haas, Double Dutch's drinks range is developed using flavour pairing techniques to create uniquely-balanced drinks. They employ only natural ingredients blended with the highest quality water from the North of England to create crisp and fresh mixers. This award-winning new ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Music

The City Life Stage at the Hub

The City Life Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think  again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up? Across the 11 days of the Hub, you will be able to tune in, dance or just chill-out, to an eclectic mix of ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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