The idea behind Nacho & Friends is that if Manchester doesn't currently have a Michelin star, we could invite chefs here who have stars in their own restaurants to guest chef for one night. This would give people a chance to eat this style of food who may not necessarily travel over to Spain for dinner. This time we had a British chef Mark Poynton of Alimentum in Cambridge who created a seasonal Game tasting menu with Ibérica executive chef Nacho Manzano (photo below) especially for the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
Unlike the other events in the series, this one would be exclusive to Manchester only and what another superb night it was. Ibérica yet again really pulled out the stops for this one, the service was excellent and the food as impressive as you'd imagine.
César García are always in the kitchen, they don't just put their names to the event.
Asturian Bean Stew with Hare, another rich and hearty dish by Nacho Manzano.
Poached & roasted wood pigeon breast, potato, mushroom, red wine & parsley from Mark Poynton.
Further Reading. Nacho & Friends Part One: Quique Dacosta.
My interview with Nacho Manzano.