Our second Chef Eats Out event, in partnership with Udale Speciality Foods, will take place at Aiden Byrne’s Manchester House on 8 November. Book your place now!
Merseyside-born Aiden Byrne has come a long way since he shot to fame for being the youngest chef to head up a Michelin-starred kitchen, at David Adlard’s eponymous restaurant in Norwich, in the mid-1990s. Fast forward 20 years, and Byrne has continued to enjoy a glittering career boasting highlights that include Pied a Terre, the Dorchester Grill, Roscoff in Belfast, restaurant Tom Aikens and Danesfield House, among others.
But in 2009, Byrne headed back north and branched out on his own (alongside his wife Sarah) opening the Church Green in Lymm, Cheshire – an opening that saw them claim the prestigious England Restaurant of the Year from the AA in 2012.
The following year, seduced by the bright lights of the city, Byrne opened Manchester House in a joint venture with North West powerhouse Living Ventures – “a see-and-be-seen sort of spot”, writes the AA Restaurant Guide, where diners can enjoy “technically outstanding” cuisine.
Byrne’s four-AA-rosette cooking has garnered a reputation for being distinctive, gutsy and “unconventionally traditional”. His career is steeped in traditionalism, and his flavour combinations stay true to classical marriages. However, he delivers his dishes in unique and unexpected ways – fine dining, but “not a stereotypical fine dining restaurant” the Made in Great Britain author told the Manchester Evening News, with a focus on making the most of local ingredients and quality produce from nearby Cheshire butcheries.
The Caterer and Udale Speciality Foods have joined forces to host our next Chef Eats Out event at Manchester House on 8 November, where you can have the chance to sample Byrne’s brilliant food among fellow chefs.
The event – for 65 lucky diners – will begin at 12 (noon) and lunch will be followed by a tour of the kitchen. The event is expected to finish at 3pm.
A Taste of Manchester House menu
• Sour dough with roasted chicken butter
• Squid ink rice cracker, cured lemon sole, pickled chipiron squid and smoked red pepper jelly
• Baked potato soup, crisp chicken skin, foie gras ballotine and pink fir apples
• Scallop cured with sushi vinegar, green peppercorns, salted anchovies and pickled turnip
• Squab pigeon with gingerbread, cherries and foie gras
• Grilled turbot with Savoy cabbage, Garstang white and confit cepe
• Braised Bellota pigs cheeks, fermented pear and burnt onion
• Salt aged Goosnargh duck with blackberries, juniper and gin
• Olive oil sorbet, fig jam and goats cheese mousse
• Homemade 70% bitter chocolate
Manchester House would like to thank Udale Speciality Foods and Wellocks for their support of the event.
Udale Speciality Foods
Chef Eats Out provides diners with an exclusive opportunity to experience the culinary excellence of outstanding restaurants and chefs. We are delighted that the venue for the next event is Aiden Byrne’s Manchester House, a passionate supporter of all things British.
Udale Speciality Foods is delighted to join forces with The Caterer this year to host Chef Eats Out. It is especially encouraging that chefs such as Aiden Byrne, who strive for excellence, demonstrate confidence in their suppliers. Innovation from suppliers such as Udale Speciality Foods, with its new Himalayan salt chamber, is essential.
Udale Speciality Foods aims to build an on-going relationship with chefs by sponsoring Chef Eats Out events, as it continues to show its commitment to the hospitality industry.
How to book
Click here to book a place at this unique event, at a cost of £70 per person
Cancellations can be made without charge up until a week prior to the event. Then all cancellations will be charged at full price.