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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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Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

April 10, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

I am many things but I am not a good cook.

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Food Review: Campagna at The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

February 23, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Campagna at The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

I’ve always thought that the length of a good lunch should be about the same as a football match: around two hours (give or take a few minutes for injury time and the obligatory half-time break).

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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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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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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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One Star Doner Bar, Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

Food Review: One Star Döner Bar, Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

October 29, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: One Star Döner Bar, Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

Sometimes I think that I live in a parallel universe to the food critic Jay Rayner.

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Sunday with Sides

Food Review: Sunday with Sides/Cauliflower Cheese Menu, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

October 12, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: Sunday with Sides/Cauliflower Cheese Menu, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

I have eaten cauliflower for dinner for three nights in a row this week.

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