Glasses of a new Salford beer will be raised to toast the launch of Salford’s Food and Drink Fortnight.
The popular foodie fortnight is now in its 13th year and serving up another helping of tasty, local treats – including the new Salford Pale Ale (SPA) created by local brewery First Chop.
From a pub crawl by canal boat to Salford’s first pop up cake fest, a ‘pie-off’ pitting children and adults against each other to find the best apple pie baker and an independent beer festival to wash it all down there’s a huge menu of fun, food and drink to sample.
Local food and drink heroes have created a range of special offers including the cheapest three course meal in Greater Manchester at just £2 a head or the chance to sample the work of up and coming chefs in a seven course taster meal for under £17 a head.
Or you can learn how to feed yourself for free with foraging walks around Salford’s country parks.
Councillor Ann-Marie Humphreys, executive support member for culture leisure and sport, said: “Salford offers a huge buffet of well established and popular restaurants, cafes and pubs which have been joined this year by many new venues. They’re all food and drink heroes and we want to celebrate every one.
“We’ve seen new places open in Monton, along Chapel Street and at Salford Quays so we’re throwing open the doors of the city and inviting everyone to come in and have a taste.”
See www.salfordfoodandrink.com for full details of events, offers and competitions.
The Fortnight is sponsored by Creamline Dairies and the Campanile Hotel.
Here’s a taster!
Totally Baked – Thursday 12 October, 11am-3pm. New Bailey, New Bailey Street, Salford M3 5FS.
New Bailey will host Totally Baked, the city’s first cake-themed street food pop-up extravaganza with live music and a doughnut eating competition.
Peel Park Fire Garden – Friday 13 October, 6-8pm Free Entry. Peel Park, Crescent, Salford, M5 4PD.
Celebrate the refurbishment of Britain’s oldest public park with a million shadows, fire sculptures, twirling smoke, heat and leaping flames. Grab a bite to eat and a drink from some of our best local producers. Free parking from 5pm at Irwell Place car park, 41-42 Crescent, Salford, M5 4PE.
The Makers Market – Saturday 14 October, 10am-4pm, Church St Eccles, M30 0DF.
Sample a range of food from Northern food producers to a backdrop of music
An incredible seven course tasting menu at Salford City College’s The Glasshouse Restaurant, Walkden – Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm.
The students at Salford City College are hosting a £16.50 per person 7 course tasting menu 19 Oct, limited spaces so book now by calling 0161 631 5160 or visit http://theglasshouse.salfordcc.ac.uk
The Independent Salford Beer Festival – Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 October. St Sebastian Community Centre, 1 Douglas Green, Salford M6 6ES.
This amazing local beer festival is back for its 4th year with more first time beers and local bands. Book your tickets today at www.designmynight.com/manchester/whats-on/food-drink/the-independent-salford-beer-festival-2017-isbf4
Exhibition James Bloomfield: In Service 1918-2017. Until 10 November. Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU.
To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, artist in residence James Bloomfield has created 226 commemorative ceramic plates all now being used in . Salford Museum & Art Gallery’s bustling café and Ordsall Hall’s coffee shop.
The Magic of Mushrooms – Saturday 21 October, 2-4pm. Dukes Drive, Monton.
Hear fascinating facts about fungi, and learn which types are edible and inedible. Free but booking is essential at www.est1761.eventbrite.co.uk
Apple Day Celebration & Pie Contest – Sunday 22 October, 1-5pm. Ordsall Hall.
Who’s the best baker in town? Under 18s and over 18s go head to head to win £100 in our pie contest!
Try a range of rare, local and heritage apples and enjoy fun family activities to celebrate the humble apple. To find out more and register visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apple-day-celebration-pie-contest-tickets-37729519007
Beer, Ballads & Boats – Sunday 22 October, 1-4pm. Worsley Village.
Join local historian Mark Charnley and Broadside ballad singer Jennifer Reid on a historical, musical pub crawl afloat!
Free but places are limited and booking is essential at www.est1761.eventbrite.co.uk
Foodies Night at The Hotel Campanile Manchester – Monday 23 October, 4-7pm.
Try the new Café Campanile menu, taste beers from local brewery First Chop, including the new Salford Pale Ale and coffee from Kimbo Coffee.
October Forage – Tuesday 24 October, 10am-noon. Dukes Drive, Monton.
Discover eatables growing on your own doorstep and sample a warm drink made from foraged ingredients. Free but booking is essential at www.est1761.eventbrite.co.uk