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Articles relating to: Robert Hamilton

Food Review: Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, Alderley Edge

April 27, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, Alderley Edge

As I travelled to Cheshire’s Alderley Edge to sample the new spring menu at Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, my mind turned to Valentina Harris.

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Rigoletto, Opera North

Opera Review: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on Opera Review: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

We are living in strange times. For the first time in more than 40 years of opera-going, I was about to hear a national anthem.

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Opera Review: The Wind, Erland Cooper and the Chorus of Opera North, RNCM, Manchester

March 4, 2022 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Wind, Erland Cooper and the Chorus of Opera North, RNCM, Manchester

Eschewing my usual Friday night supping gin with pals at Manchester’s HOME, I strolled down Oxford Road to the Royal Northern College of Music for an evening of culture and wine.

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Food Review: District, Oldham Street, Manchester

February 16, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: District, Oldham Street, Manchester

When I booked my tasting menu at Manchester’s District, its website informed me that Discovery (£50 a head) encapsulated ‘a new life in the off-world colonies’ and ‘a new chance in a golden land of opportunity and adventure’.

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Supper Club, Butcher’s Quarter, Deansgate Mews

Food Review: Supper Club, Butcher’s Quarter, Manchester

February 8, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Supper Club, Butcher’s Quarter, Manchester

During the first lockdown, when the great and the good were allegedly being ambushed by cakes, I contented myself with a weekly bike ride to the Northern Quarter and Ancoats in Manchester.

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The Medium, RNCM ©Robin Clewley

Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music

December 24, 2021 Comments Off on Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music

It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as The Blonde and I walked down Oxford Road towards the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) to attend its reopening to the public.

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Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Everyone I mentioned this event to reacted with the same quizzical raised eyebrow. “Polish wines?” “Yes,” I said. “Polish wines”.

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10 Tib Lane, Manchester

Food Review: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester

There is a great moment in The Wizard of Oz when, as it starts to snow, the Cowardly Lion remarks: “Unusual weather we’re having, ain’t it?”

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Review: Sipsmith Tasting, Mecanica, Manchester

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Sipsmith Tasting, Mecanica, Manchester

It’s been a while since I posted as Hamiltonic. I kind of went into retirement over lockdown and confined myself to drinking only Aldi gin.

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Festive Menu Review: Piccolino, Manchester

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Festive Menu Review: Piccolino, Manchester

Christmas seems to start earlier every year, or so they say.

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