Marco Pierre White is Manchester City FC's latest signing

17 August 2010 by
Marco Pierre White is Manchester City FC's latest signing

Marco Pierre White]( is the latest signing at City Square, Premiership football club Manchester City's new pre-match entertainment space.

The celebrity chef will collaborate with Manchester City's consultant chef John Benson-Smith to devise a new rustic match day menu at the Blue Moon Café, which will open when City Square launches the club's first home game against Liverpool FC on 23 August.

The new menu, which will include sausage rolls, pork pies, onion bhajis and pickled eggs, is aimed at fans that "enjoy real food from the farm to their fork". Ingredients will be sourced from Lancashire and the surrounding area.

Benson-Smith said the new menu would appeal to all age groups and taste buds. "We know our fans want no nonsense food that tastes great and doesn't cost the earth. At the Blue Moon cafe they can expect both, as well as being highly nutritious and locally sourced," he said.

White agreed, adding: "The food off the pitch should be as inspiring as the football on it. That doesn't necessarily mean champagne and caviar.

"It can be as cheap as chips, so long as it's done right using real, locally sourced ingredients that taste great."

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By Janie Stamford

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