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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City
Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

Festival Hub Saturday 5th October

Events

An Evening of Rum Decadence with Diablesse

An Evening of Rum Decadence with Diablesse

Let Gethin Jones, Diablesse brand ambassador and GM at Cottonopolis, take you through the wonderful history of rum, how it’s made and what makes their own unique, award-winning Diablesse Rum so special.  

Explore the new, Diablesse Caribbean golden blend of pure,  aged rums from different islands around the Caribbean ...

Saturday 5th October 18:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food

Grandad’s Sausages

Grandad’s Sausages

Gourmet banger purveyors still going strong 50 years after Grandad Bernard founded the business in Bury. Going with the times, expect global flavours alongside old favourites.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Señor Paella

Señor Paella

Partners Fernando and Lesley bring you an authentic taste of Spain with their delicious big pan paellas, chorizo rolls, homemade meatballs in salsa and traditional patatas bravas.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget

This new concept aims to deliver fresh and approachable street food only using high-end techniques and local products. This little gold spec of Manchester street food offers chicken nuggets, tofu nuggets, gourmet wraps, smoked pork hash browns and hand cut chips. 

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Baratxuri

Baratxuri

Basque BBQ specialising in roasting and grilling whole fish and big meat cuts over a wood-fired flame. Meat and fish are sourced both locally and from specialised suppliers in the Basque Country. 

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Cyprus Kouzina

Cyprus Kouzina

Traditional Cypriot food made using locally sourced ingredients.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Love is Churros

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run their family business from their gorgeous vintage horse box, importing churros flour direct from Spain. In their quest for authenticity - and for the sheer spectacle - they manually pipe the batter into their large fryer.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Proove

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Parmogeddon

Parmogeddon

Specialising in the chicken “Parmo.” The parmo is an extremely popular takeaway dish native to Middlesbrough and the North East.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Thanks A Latte

Thanks A Latte

A coffee trailer serving speciality tea and coffee with the little side of a Danish pastries or cookie

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Vive La Crepe

Vive La Crepe

Bringing a sweet twist to a great French classic, they mix fresh local British produce and spin amazing crepes in front of your eyes.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Backs Deli

Backs Deli

A local independent delicatessen who will be serving authentic Mexican street food

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October

Chefs

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pastry Workshop

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pastry Workshop

1pm with Lee Wakeham from H.M. Pasties

H.M Pasties in Droylsden is one of Manchester’s great culinary success stories with a fascinating back story. Founder Lee’s entire staff consists of ex-prisoners. He knows the importance of a second chance – after an abusive upbringing he himself had ...

Saturday 5th October 13:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pasta Masterclass

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pasta Masterclass

2pm Pasta with Maurizio Cecco from Salvi’s

After more than two decades in Manchester Neapolitan Maurizio is the city’s unofficial ambassador for all things tasty and Southern Italian. To showcase all that excellence he organises the annual Festa Italiana in Cathedral Gardens but his day to day passion ...

Saturday 5th October 14:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Bars

Beer at the Hub

Beer at the Hub

22 Beers for 22 years at Mancehster Brew Fest.                                                           

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West,  the MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

MFDF Cider Fest

MFDF Cider Fest

The Festival's own little apple-fuelled 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 is a real mini fest-within-a-fest for cider enthusiasts. There'll also be a range ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary English wines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official Festival Hub wine partner, Montann. These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’s increasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery Bar

Camden Town Brewery Bar

Camden Town Brewery will be bringing their shipping container bar to the Festival Hub serving up their best brews including Hells Lager, Camden Pale Ale, Camden Pils and Camden Show Off Juicy Lager. As the Festival’s Official Lager Partner there’ll be plenty of beer activity happening throughout including ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Music

citylife stage presents mike bray

citylife stage presents mike bray

Mike plays a range of acoustic covers and original songs with influences from the 1960’s to the present day.

Saturday 5th October 12:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

citylife stage presents pacific

citylife stage presents pacific

Piano-indie band Pacific, based in Manchester, UK are making a name for themselves, with their unique blend of alternative rock and indie nuances. The band consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.

Having been ...

Saturday 5th October 17:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

CITYLIFE STAGE PRESENTS THE CASSETTES

CITYLIFE STAGE PRESENTS THE CASSETTES

The Cassettes are a team of high class musicians who come together with a bespoke set up for each event they play. The Cassettes are a 4/5 piece band who have played and recorded for the likes of Bruno Mars, The Who, Alex Hepburn, Simply Red, Nina Nesbitt, Joss ...

Saturday 5th October 19:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

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