Grand Pacific, Manchester’s exquisite colonial style bar and restaurant, has launched an incredible new menu, with seasonal dishes devised to perfectly complement the summer months.
Skipping straight to dessert, Grand Pacific has kept its cool and created a heavenly iced peanut butter parfait, topped with chocolate crunch and almond brittle, and served with miso caramel sauce. Sweet-toothed diners will equally adore the peach summer pudding; also known as ‘sunshine on a plate’ – it is filled with summer fruit goodies, and served with raspberry and peach coulis.
Back to the top, the new Grand Pacific starters will whet any appetite. A highlight is the tiger prawn cocktail, served with kimchi Marie rose sauce and a generous portion of rye bread.
Moving on to the mains, and diners at Grand Pacific are truly spoilt for choice. The piece de resistance is the utterly magnificent Grand Pacific ‘Thali’ Plate, which serves at least two people – easily more! The edible epitome of ‘variety being the spice of life’, this dish features a veritable feast of moreish titbits, including sesame chicken wings, creamy forbidden rice balls, crispy prawn tempura, bakwan sayur vegetable fritters, and duck gyoza.
For those who aren’t so keen on sharing, the new menu includes a light but satiating chicken satay salad, a beautiful baked salmon fillet, and a rather special Buri Bop Korean hot plate; an interactive feast inspired by chef Morimoto’s take on the traditional Korean rice dish bibimbap. Diners get a choice of tiger prawns, beef, sashimi tuna, sashimi salmon, or tofu; with Grand Pacific’s signature forbidden rice served on a sizzling cast iron hot plate. Guests are invited to crack a golden egg yolk into the centre of the rice, along with their choice of protein, before stirring the ingredients and adding sauces to their taste. The result is fantastically flavoursome and fabulous fun!
Grand Pacific is housed in the renowned Grade II listed Manchester Reform Club building at the top of Manchester’s King Street. Distinguished by its latter day elegance and opulence, the 120 cover restaurant and bar blends flavours from exotic places with English classics.
Food is served from lunchtime through to the evening, with a classical Sunday lunch available at the weekend and indulgent high tea offered daily (booking usually required). The twenty-five seat show-stopping Long Bar is inspired by Raffles Hotel in Singapore and plays host to expert mixologists who create bespoke cocktails filled with imported fine spices and intriguing botanicals. http://grandpacific.uk.com/