Everyone in Manchester seems to be getting Barbie fever at the moment, but one bakery has really pulled the pink goodness out of the bag with its limited edition Barbie-inspired treats.
Little Dessert Shop, which has two sites in Manchester in Chorlton and Cheetham Hill, describes itself as the UK’s most viral dessert shop – and after seeing what they’ve put together for their Dollicious collection, we can see why.
Highlights include the Glam Cake, which is comprised of layers of heavenly vanilla sponge, topped with a whimsical bubblegum frosting, and adorned with a sprinkling of hundreds and thousands alongside a mesmerising white chocolate drip.
There is also a soft pink Bliss Milkshake, made using Bubblegum gelato, strawberry sauce and cream, plus perfectly pink scoops of Bubblegum ice cream, and Dream Bites – perfectly crafted gelato bites encased in a smooth, blush pink chocolate coating.
But the main draw, for us at least, has to be the Dollicious shoe – a 6″ hot pink stiletto made from chocolate, topped with luscious strawberry chocolate sauce, and elegantly paired with a handful of plump, fresh strawberries.
Paying homage to the iconic Barbie style that has got so many excited during Margot Robbie’s pink carpet press tour, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the upcoming film release than devouring a lifesize pink chocolate shoe – can you?
Whilst locals to Manchester can pop in and enjoy the Dollicious collection in house, some of it is also available to order for delivery through the Little Dessert Shop website. However, it is worth noting that the Dollicious shoe is only available to eat in at selected stores.
It’s worth looking at the full menu, too, because whilst these items are only available for a short time there’s plenty more we’d eat again and again – including gelato burgers, chocolate Cinderella slippers and a host of indulgent loaded waffles and crepes.
Habas restaurant in Manchester announces shock closure – with huge closing-down discount
Habas, the Middle Eastern restaurant launched by the team behind El Gato Negro, has announced its shock closure.
The subterranean restaurant will be going out with a bang though, promising one last knees-up with a big discount.
Habas will be doing 25% off its entire food and drink menu this New Year’s Eve so that fans of the eatery can raise a glass to the Manchester restaurant.
They’re also hoping that Mancs will raise a glass to new beginnings, teasing a brand new concept.
Habas is located at Brown Street in Manchester city centre and has been serving up its Middle Eastern menu since 2021.
It comes from Mills Hill Developments Limited, the company also responsible for El Gato Negro and Canto, fronted by celebrated chef Simon Shaw.
Habas has stressed that its closure ‘is not forever’ as it announces details of its New Year’s Eve closing down party.
You can ring in the new year with a selection of mezze dishes, sharing platters and small plates, feasting on chicken tagine and traditional tzatziki, all 25% off on Sunday 31 December.
Drinks, too, like the cranberry elderflower martini, blackberry ginger smash and clementine daquiri will be with 25% off.
Simon Shaw, Chef Parton at Mills Hill Developments Limited, said: “As of January 2024, we have made the decision to close the doors of Habas Bar & Restaurant, however we are thrilled to announce that our Brown Street venue has an exciting new concept on the way.
“Throughout December, Habas, will continue serving up the city’s best middle-eastern cuisine, so make sure you pop in and see us. AND on New Year’s Eve, Habas, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration with 25% off food and drinks. We want to rejoice with all of our customers, with one final hurrah!
“We would like to thank all of our guests and reassure Habas fans that this is not the end of Habas Bar & Restaurant forever, simply a farewell from Brown Street for now.
“We look forward to welcoming you to our new exciting concept in Q1 of 2024.”