Asha’s Restaurant Visit: May 2016
There are a lot of Indian restaurants in Manchester city centre. However, Asha’s restaurant located on Peter Street, inspired by Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle, was the obvious choice, as the restaurant group have an impressive resume and years of experience. WAFI City Dubai in 2002 was the location of their first opening. The Indian restaurant group now have 10 restaurants in 6 countries around the world! Therefore, they must be doing something right. I popped along to sample a Sunday dinner “Indian style” and I can now see why they are “hot” in the restaurant scene.
Décor was contemporary, modern and lavish. Opulent light features were impressive and really set the scene. The colour scheme of gold and deep purple gave the place a luxurious Indian feel. The mix of Indian family traditional yet contemporary theming to the restaurant makes this venue a good place to gather friends, family or hold corporate events.
Thaikhun Cooking School Visit: May 2016
Thaikhun is pronounced “Tycoon” both a homage and celebration to the street food sellers in Thailand. Owner and Chef Director Kim Kaewkraikhot started out with a small restaurant in Bangkok. Establishing a renowned reputation for fantastic fresh flavours which has enabled Kim to introduce the UK to the true Flavours of Thailand. Opening their first Thaikhun restaurant in the heart of Manchester city centre on the 26th May.
Thaikhun at Manchester’s Spinningfields offers people the opportunity to participate in a Thai Cooking School to test out their culinary cooking skills under the guidance of a skilled chef.
Wahaca Restaurant Visit: May 2016
Thomasina Miers, Co-founder of Wahaca sprung onto our screens through her successful whirlwind MasterChef journey. In conjunction with Mark Selby Thomasina created the Wahaca menu, clearly concentrating on quality, freshness and the true authentic Mexican eating experience. The Wahaca restaurant situated in Manchester City Centre’s Corn Exchange looked fun, friendly and vibrant. Now the sun was out, I thought that I would take a visit to Mexico to see what the restaurant had to offer.
The Midland Hotel Visit: May 2016
The grand entrance at The Midland Hotel calls for a grand welcome which is no easy task. However, concierge doorman David McDonough delivers an enormous warm genuine authentic welcome with ease. David had the large shoes of his predecessor to fill and more than fulfils the brief. Walking through the ornate and opulent lobby of the Midland provides guests a moment to truly experience and soak in the Midlands historic and luxurious surroundings. The venue is steeped in tradition and has a rich history. The grade II listed building opened their doors on the 5th September 1903 and during The Midland Hotel’s 100 year reign they have played host to a president, a king, a queen, a rock star and importantly the general public.