First, they brought us Hacienda gin, and now, Three Little Words is serving us a boozy Hacienda brunch – bringing together some of the iconic club’s original DJs and founders for a one-off knees-up.
Hacienda stalwarts Graeme Park, Peter Hook, Tom Wainwright and Herbie Saccani are teaming up with the owners of Manchester Gin to throw a boozy brunch in their bar under the archways ahead of a spectacular live orchestral show at Castlefield Bowl.
Soundtracked by a four-to-the-floor bassline and some of the era’s most celebrated hits, Hacienda superfans can get stuck into an electric day of music, food and drink – with a warm-up brunch taking place ahead of the show, followed by a raucous afterparty as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Serving a specially-created cocktail menu using the club’s acid house-inspired FAC51 gin alongside a selection of popular brunch dishes including eggs benedict with Hacienda hollandaise, crispy duck, and banana bread french toast.
Leading the warm-up brunch, Peter Hook will take to the decks during the day ahead of the huge Sounds of the City Hacienda Classical show.
Then, after Haçienda Classical finishes at Castlefield Bowl, the afterparty will kick off again at Three Little Words with Graeme Park taking to the decks as he returns to the arches for the Hacienda’s second 40th birthday celebration this summer.
Tickets are priced at £35 and include an arrival G&T, cocktail and plate of your choice. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, tickets are limited to just 120 in total – promising a unique and intimate 40th celebration.
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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.