Manchester’s famous South American resident Peru Perdu is rolling out the red carpet for a bumper programme of interactive dining experiences to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
The Cotton Factory’s wildly-popular, bright-pink Peruvian concept restaurant is hosting a glorious mix of special events for the holidays – ranging from exclusive festive menus and guest dishes to drag brunches and Doggy Christmas Dinners.
A full month’s worth of dining events come to a head on December 31 – with an action-packed event ringing in 2022.
For New Year’s Eve, Peru Perdu is inviting private dining specialists PAMPAS into the Princess Street venue for a decadent night of champagne, supercut steaks and festive-infused dishes with Peruvian and Uruguayan twists – including “the UK’s first ever mince pie empanada”.
PAMPAS’ Bring Me Christmas menu is described as an “adventurous selection of experimental dishes served family style” – featuring wet aged steaks, ceviche with three types of fish, tiger milk fried chicken, and hearty potato pie with black truffle gravy and greens.
Peru Perdu will be dressed to the nines for the occasion – with a spectacular Veuve Clicquot Champagne tower taking centre stage whilst a party soundtrack booms out from the DJ booth. Guests can also pre-order a tall glass of bubbly to enjoy for the New Year’s chimes at midnight.
Spots for the NYE dinner at Peru Perdu cost £85 per person and include a glass of Rochbouet Argentinian sparkling wine on arrival. You can also upgrade and pair a wine with each course for an extra £40pp.
There’s a chance to win four FREE seats at the NYE event (with a glass of Veuve Clicquot from the champagne tower) by entering Peru Perdu’s Instagram competition. Keep your eyes peeled for details over on @peruperdu_mcr.
Peru Perdu has also announced an eclectic mix of interactive dining experiences in the countdown to 2022 – including menu specials, a Veuve Clicquot Festive Drag Brunch, and a furry friends Sunday Christmas dinner.
From Tuesday to Sunday right throughout December, a variety of Christmas feasts will be available – priced £85 per person including paired wines, as well as two-course menus at £30pp and three-course menus for £35pp.
On Saturday 18 December, Peru Perdu will host the intoxicating festive-themed Veuve Clicquot Drag Brunch from midday to 4pm – with a tasty two-course set menu and a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival (£35pp).
The venue will be open to pet pooches every Sunday before NYE – with Doggy Christmas Dinner events inviting guests to bring along their furry friends to tuck into meals alongside them. Whilst owners enjoy a South American inspired roast, pooches can get stuck into a complimentary dog Sunday roast and bone gravy (available when two or more guests are dining). The Doggy Christmas Dinner on December 19 will be a particularly special occasion, as Peru Perdu hosts the ‘Best Dressed Christmas Pooch’ competition – with the three smartest dogs winning free meals for their owners!
It’s all happening down on Princess Street this month…
To get yourself booked in for NYE or any December event at Peru Perdu, email [email protected], call 0161 549 0005 or use the website contact form.
Stay-up-to-date with menus, announcements and competitions by following @peruperdu_mcr on social media.
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Featured image: Peru Perdu
Food & Drink
Burgerism is opening a fifth location in Denton
Legendary Manc burger joint and takeaway Burgerism is opening another brand new location in Denton as they continue to expand their Greater Manchester empire.
Set to be their fifth brick-and-mortar site, including their existing venues in Salford, Gatley, the delivery-only kitchen in Manchester city centre and the pop-up in Freight Island, the new Tameside venue sees them reach further across the region after first launching back in 2018.
Sharing the news last week, the smash-burger experts have revealed will be bringing their signature patties, wings, fries and homemade dips to Denton‘s Stockport Road.
Popping up in place of the former Pizza Hut delivery store, the latest location is due to open in mid-March this year. Absolute scenes.
Soon to cover customers living in Denton, Hyde, Stalybridge and beyond, people can rock up to the new adjoined car park space to pick up and collect with ease, and lord knows we love a drive-thru.
To tell the truth, they’ve earned so many accolades in the six years since opening that we’ve lost track, having also been named the eighth most-ordered item on Deliveroo in the UK and the single most-ordered burger in Manchester for 2021. They even scored a collab with the one and only Hawksmoor.
They genuinely might be the best burgers in Greater Manchester.
It still remains the most popular item on Deliveroo in Manchester and this newest venue serves as yet more proof that Burgerism is one if not the best in the game and they are set to make their first moves into Liverpool at the popular Blackstock Market too.
The company’s founder, Mark Murphy, commented: “Burgerism brings restaurant quality smashed burgers straight into people’s homes. Our dream is to be the UK’s go-to delivery burger across the UK, like Domino’s is to pizza. And Denton represents the next piece of the puzzle to do that.
“We’re super excited to launch in the North East of Manchester area. Right from day one, we’ve had loads of die-hard Burgerism fans making the pilgrimage around the M60 to Salford and, while we’ve admired their commitment, we felt it was time to bring Burgerism closer to more of our friends and fans.”
We can’t wait for yet another excuse to try the FreeBird and the Wholly Double only in Tameside.
The Failsworth pizzeria with queues of delivery drivers and mac and cheese pizza
There are a lot of contenders vying for the title of the best pizza in Greater Manchester – but judging by the endless stream of delivery drivers traipsing up to Failsworth, Corner Slice might be up there…
This little pizzeria has carved out a niche for itself serving Detroit-style pizzas, and though some have attempted the same, no one comes close to this quality.
These deep-dish rectangular pizzas are made with a lighter, spongier dough than the sort of chewy Neapolitan you see a lot of these days.
They’re baked in a dish so that the edges crisp up perfectly, and with toppings and cheese spread right to the edges, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Corner Slice has just raised the bar again with its menu of creative toppings, including – and brace yourself here – mac and cheese pizza.
The Lord Lane local clearly looked at its normal thick-based pizzas and went ‘hmm, no, not enough carb. Add pasta’.
The result is their oozy, gooey mac and cheese pizza called Mr Mac – a béchamel base with macaroni, smoked mozzarella, a cheese blend, and a pesto crumb. Oh lordy.
Corner Slice’s Mr Mac pizza dipped in fermented hot sauceThe cheese pull on that…Pasta on pizza
Other menu highlights include the Red Wing (nduja, jalapeños, pepperoni and hot honey) and Sunrise (Korean BBQ cauliflower, gochujang mayo, kimchi onions and pickled cucumber) – the former leaving you with streaks of bright red chilli honey up your arms, the latter so packed with flavour that you find yourself staring down at your slice in amazement after each bite.
And if you just can’t decide, you can always go half-and-half on your pizza topping.
It’s not just about the pizzas either.
Half-and-half Detroit-style pizza at Corner SliceParmesan waffle fries and buffalo chicken
Corner Slice also has incredible sides, like Korean BBQ popcorn chicken, parmesan waffle fries, and garlic dough rolls with rotating flavours.
There are dips too, made on-site, like the fermented hot sauce that’s probably most closely related to Buffalo sauce (but infinitely more interesting) and BBQ ranch.
The whole time we’re there (which is midday on a Friday) there’s a constant stream of delivery drivers coming to collect orders. The phone never stops ringing.
At one point, they take an order that’s fit to feed an entire American football team.
It looks like the future is bright for Corner Slice. And thank god – we’re already lusting after those crusts.
Corner Slice in FailsworthA spread of pizzas and sides at Corner Slice in Failsworth