Sakana a la carte Menu review

Sakana a la carte Menu review: June 2017

Sensational Sakana situated on Peter street in Manchester city centre offers an enviable Japanese a la carte menu featuring top of the range food and cocktails. Immerse yourself in an evening of Japanese culture and enjoy the Sakanas experience. Tasty Tuesdays began with a lovely warm welcome from Jon and we were overjoyed to find out that the amazing Aziz was to be our server for the evening.

Sampling the small plates was a super duper tasty experience. Visually the food was exquisite elegant works of art, that really wets one’s appetite. Plates included the tasty Thai prawn crackers served up with the scrummy Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce, the Inari summer roll which are stuffed with tender Tofu, Iceberg Lettuce, Mint, Vermicelli & Vegetable hand rolled in Rice Paper, served with a pleasing passion fruit Chilli Sauce and the tantalising Scallops served on a bed of glass Vermicelli on Shell with Garlic Soy.

Settled into one of the lovely window booths, we chowed down and perused the menu for more yummy small plates to sample. The delightful golden money bags were made by deep frying Vegetable Wontons filled with Potato, Carrots, Edamame Beans, Shitake Mushrooms & Mild Curry Powder, served with Raspberry Chilli Sauce dip & Passion fruit Puree. The succulent and tender honey black pepper spare ribs which are baby back ribs cooked in a Honey Black Pepper Sauce with Garlic. One of my favs is the amazing eight-piece Uramaki which is a delicious Vegetable inside out roll with an Avocado Topping.

Sakana’s had so many cocktail creations, but my fav of the evening was the perfect pornstar cocktail shaken up with Cariel Vanilla Vodka, Passoa, Pineapple Juice, Passion Fruit Juice, Lime Juice served with a shot Prosecco – it was lush. A final surprise came in the form of fireworks and a lovely 35th Happy Birthday chocolate plate alongside an amazing gigantic fortune cookie. What does the future have in store for me or you…Who knows? So in the interim pop along to Sakana’s for some fine food, creative cocktails and words of wisdom.

Thank you to all the Sakana Team, my fab followers and all the brilliant bloggers out in the Blogosphere 😊

Melanie xx

23, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR.

0161 884 1292

Neighbourhood Manchester New Menu Review

Neighbourhood Manchester New Menu Review: May 2017

There was an exciting new menu launch down in the Spinningfields hood, so a swung on by to check it out. Approaching the inviting entrance, we were welcomed and shown to our seating by the lovely restaurant manager Hannah, who introduced us to our waitress of the evening Millie. Millie immediately offered us a drink and we decided to order a Moretti and a refreshing belvedere & pure orange juice.

Continue reading

Asha’s Manchester Lunch Review

Asha’s Manchester Lunch Review: May 2017

Located in the heart of Manchester city centre is the award winning amazing Asha’s Indian restaurant. Inspired by Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle, the restaurant group have an impressive resume and years of experience with WAFI City Dubai in 2002 being the location of their first opening. Asha Bhosle states that, “dining on delicious food in the company of good friends is the best recipe for happiness”. Now, it was our turn to test out Asha’s Philosophy.

Continue reading

Turtle Bay Blackburn New Menu Review

Turtle Bay Blackburn New Menu Review: May 2017

Boom! Back again at Blackburn’s Turtle Bay for some cool Caribbean chilled vibes. News of the new menu has spread fast and this exciting foodie news really had my taste buds tingling. Shown to our seating, we were greeted by the lovely Jacob, one of the brands senior management figures, who spent some time speaking with us.  However, Jacob soon had to head off, as he clearly adopts a hands-on management style, as throughout the evening he got stuck in with the team, helping them with everything from serving meals, organising the pass and cleaning cutlery – Amazing!

Continue reading

Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea Review

Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea Review: May 2017

My Spinningfields Sunday Session always feel incomplete without a visit to the glam and Glitzy Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar. Summer Sun shining, we fancied both a mixture of sweet and savoury treats, so we opted for Neighbourhoods very own chic creative contemporary city afternoon tea.

Continue reading

Cawston Press Review

Cawston Press Review: May 2017

A delightful delivery arrived from the Cawston Press team, which included some of their original juices and their sparkling range. Cawston Press have a mission which is to use nothing artificial, only use natural ingredients to create their fabulously stunning tasty drinks. A delicate and detailed process goes into selecting each one of their apples, as Cawston Press are passionate about their brand and blends. All their juices are only ever made from pressed apples and not concentrated juice.

Continue reading

Turtle Bay Blackburn Review

Turtle Bay Blackburn Review: April 2017

Trinidad to Tobago, Bahamas to Blackburn’s Turtle Bay where you can sample your very own heat of the Caribbean without having to pack your suitcase and minus the airfare. Welcomed by our server, aka Jamaica’s Jamming Jordan, I knew this visit was going to be hot! Décor colourful, inviting with beach wood style tables and even shack style toilets. Jamming reggae music playing the likes of the classic Bob Marley. The mix of décor, music, happy vibes and atmosphere got me in the summer mood, so the shades went on and it was time to taste some creative cocktails – Caribbean style.

Continue reading