All-day dining South American concept, Peru Perdu, host a roster of events for food and drink fanatics starting with a ceviche masterclass and festive drag queen carols. 

Coming up at the Cotton Factory over the next few weeks…

Drag Queen Carols – 19th December

It is an old tale that nothing says Christmas like drag queens singing carols, and this event promises to knock guests winter socks off. Join Manchester Queen Lill as she hosts a fabulous carol service in the Cotton Factory bar this December.

As well as receiving sing-a-long books, guests will enjoy minced empanadas and mulled wine courtesy of Cotton Factory residents Peru Perdu, South Amerian all-day dining specialists. Once the carols have ended, there will be a DJ playing straight-up disco late into the night.

The event will take place on 19th December from 19.30 onwards. Entry is free.

Ceviche Masterclass – 11th January 

This January Peru Perdu will host a special masterclass at the Cotton Factory where guests can gain a unique insight into the mechanics & flavourings of Peru’s most famous dish – Ceviche.

Start with a House Pisco Sour at the bar before moving on to the Ceviche station where the chef will talk attendees through the history of the dish, preparation, flavouring and the most truly exceptional ceviche recipes that will be sure to impress all.

After the masterclass, guests will then be seated for a full feasting menu including all the best of the Peruvian dishes plus the finest South American wine!

Tickets to the event also include three waves of food from the new South American concept, including empanadas, Peru Perdu’s speciality U.W.A. steak, sweet yam curry, plus a selection of desserts.

Those looking for a Christmas present for the foodie in their life can buy tickets in advance, with the event making the perfect last-minute gift idea.

The event will take place on 11th January at 16:00. Tickets cost £65 plus a booking fee, with limited spaces available here.

Peru Perdu have taken over the Cotton Factory residency restaurant, with a menu packed with U.W.A Uruguayan Wet Aged steaks, ceviche and a selection of plant-based small & large plates.

The unique all-day dining menu caters for a variety of dietary requirements, with dishes specially designed to share. Full of fresh food and flavours made with seasonal produce, there is a carefully thought out selection of large and small plates.

Peru Perdu have already put their own stamp on the space the new Ceviche & Chandon station, serving ceviche & raw dishes, a new bottomless brunch every weekend, and a South American style roast available every Sunday. There will also be French House DJs from Friday through to Sunday every weekend.

The highlight of the all-day dining menu, the soon to be famous grass-fed U.W.A. steak, is served straight up or marinated in Peru Perdu’s house rich La Brasa marinade, paired with straw potatoes and a choice of homemade sauce.

Small plates include plantain crisps and avo, duck ‘ropa vieja’ tostadas, and crispy coconut shrimp; large plates range from braised duck leg, pork belly with adobo chilli, and pollo ‘La Brasa’ with sweet potato and mint. Fresh fish plays a prominent part on the menu, with fresh cod, tuna, and red prawns all featuring as large cooked on the open fire and served with fresh, zesty dressings.

There is a selection of Planta, plant-based small and large plates, including fresh green papaya salad, steamed black bean dumplings, sweet yam coconut curry, and beetroot & apple ceviche. There will also be a daily selection of quinoa bowls, paired with roasted vegetables and fresh leaves.

The open kitchen remains at the heart of the restaurant, allowing diners to watch the chefs in action from the chef’s table. The open plan seating area gives customers the option of booths, benches, or the fourteen seats private dining room.

Brunch will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 until 17:00 and will include two courses from the brunch menu plus bottomless house pisco sour, Garibaldi, or Chandon, for £30 per person. Dishes include fresh cacao granola, counter cakes and smoothie bowls, followed by huevos rancheros, multi-coloured buddha bowls, U.W.A. steak and eggs,or a Pichana steak sandwich on beetroot brioche.

Every Sunday from 12:00 the team at Peru Perdu will serve a South American style roast, with options including churrasco beef, La Brasa chicken, pork belly or chimichurri cauliflower, all served with roast veg and gravy.

An extensive wine list featuring a number of South American wines from Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay has been curated specifically to compliment the menu. For those who prefer a cocktail, the South American theme will carry across from the restaurant to the Cotton Factory bar with a range of signature Peruvian Pisco Sours available at both.

Peru Perdu will be the second food residency to feature in the restaurant.   The concept has been created and will be delivered by the team at Miam Miam Glou Glou, a boutique hospitality consultancy with experience at some of the biggest F&B companies and well-known restaurants throughout the UK.

The Cotton Factory is Manchester’s first permanent residency restaurant and will continue to have an ever-evolving food and drink offering, showcasing cuisine from all over the globe with an abundance of pop-up feasts in collaboration with up and coming new food traders.

Named after the mill it calls home, The Cotton Factory was created by The Initiative Group to enable up and coming food traders to feature, offering exciting new food and drink menus in the 78-cover restaurant.

While The Cotton Factory food traders will continue to change as each residency comes to a close, the main concept will always be to deliver great quality food, drink and music, with events and parties hosted by the team throughout the year.


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