This week, Manchester welcomes the arrival of a new X-rated waffle shop that is putting quite the cheeky twist on dessert.
Called Mr D*ck, it’s based over in Shudehill and, whilst it will officially open its doors this Thursday, the new shop is already blowing up on social media thanks to its outrageous chocolate-dipped dongs.
Here at the new hot-pink French waffle shop, customers can lick edible d*cks and vulvas to their heart’s content for just £8.50 a pop – with a choice of six different chocolates to drizzle them with, including a gold one and a regularly changing daily chocolate special (currently Nutella).
There’s also the choice of pink chocolate, white chocolate, plus toppings like rainbow vermicelli, ruby and gold crunch, marshmallows, Lotus Biscoff, crushed Oreos and nuts to help you really jazz up your naughty treat.
Extra toppings can be added on for 40p each, like packets of Smarites, Kinder Bueno wafers, Cadbury Flakes and mini meringues, for those who really want to go the whole hog (pun intended).
And that’s not all, there are drinks too for those who “need something wet” as the menu cheekily suggests.
As well as a range of coffees, teas and sof drinks, you’ll also find an indulgent milkshake menu with choices like Reese’s Cup, Kinder Bueno and Oreo, and pots of soft serve topped with a chocolate of your choice.
Owner Lory Grigore told The Manc he was inspired to open the new shop after spending time travelling in America. Here, he tried the treats for the first time and had a lightbulb moment – deciding it was a great idea to bring them to Manchester.
Now, he’s gearing up to open the shop this Thursday. Come 12pm when the doors swing open, we expect there will be quite the queue… and the rest, well, is sure to be d*ckstory.
Mr D*ck opens this Thursday at Shudehill, seven days a week from 12-7pm.
A Japanese fine dining restaurant is opening in the former Randall & Aubin site
A new Japanese fine dining restaurant will open on Bridge Street in Manchester this October, bringing a theatrical ‘multi-sensory’ dining experience to the city.
Giving diners the chance to dine from specially created 7 and 11-course tasting menus or opt for a traditional ‘chef’s choice’ experience at its six-seat Omakase counter, bosses say it will offer a contemporary interpretation of Japanese dishes currently not seen outside of London.
Called MUSU, which translates as ‘infinite possibilities,’ the restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Patron Michael Shaw, who has worked at top eateries including Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Richard Neat’s eponymous restaurant in Canne.
Shaw has spent the last 18 months honing his passion for Japanese cuisine in preparation to open MUSU and will bring on Head Sushi Chef Andre Aguiar, who has trained under renowned Japanese sushi master YugoKato, to head up the kitchen.
When MUSU it opens its doors on Bridge Street on 6 October, diners will be treated to a new tasting menu concept that promises to deliver a ‘multi-sensory dining experience.’
Its menu is divided into three sections – Sentaku, Kaiseki and Omakase – giving diners the choice between ordering dishes a la carte style, opting for a set seven or eleven-course tasting menu, or entrusting the chef to create their ‘perfect menu.’
As for the new high-end Japanese restaurant’s design, MUSU’s multi-million-pound interiors will boast bespoke Italian furniture, subtle mood lighting and bespoke Geisha-inspired walls, with a bar made from Dekton stone, banana leaf patterned brass and onyx.
A huge festival dedicated to the wonders of Spanish cuisine is coming to Manchester next month.
Organised as part of country-wide celebration by Spanish brewery Estrella Galicia, the festival will bring some of the city’s finest Spanish and South American chefs together for a vibrant mix of tapas tours, foodie masterclasses and high-end tasting menus.
Hosted cross Manchester, London, Cardiff, Brighton and Newcastle, locals can take part in the ultimate Spanish food tour with selected restaurants offering their best-selling tapas plates with a pint of Estrella Galicia on the side.
Former Masterchef contestant Caroline Martins of the Sao Paulo Project will host a special tasting menu at her current home inside Ancoats’ Blossom Street Social, mixing traditional Spanish dishes with influences from her home country of Brazil in Central America on Sunday 11 September.
An official Estrella Galicia Chef Ambassador for 2022, Martins has made quite a name for herself since arriving in Manchester – appearing on the Great British Menu earlier this year and wowing local diners in Ancoats with her Alice in Wonderland-style food.
Known for serving weird and wonderful creations like edible ‘beef fat’ candles, marshmallows topped with tongue-numbing Jambu flowers and desserts disguised as poisonous mushrooms, Caroline has become something of a local sensation since moving to Manchester in 2020.
Elsewhere across the festival, local tapas favourites Evuna, La Bandera and the family-run staple El Rincon de Rafa will all get involved in a special tapas tour across the city on Thursday 29 September.