Visit the Manchester Food and Drink Festival

During this Autumn from Oct 1 – 10, Manchester is holding its annual Food and Drink Festival. The Festival is nationally acclaimed that has developed to its current level over 12 years (2010 will see the tenth annual event take over the region). Conceived and developed by Phil Jones and Chris Tomlinson in 1998, the event orginated as a means of showing the rest of the nation that there was more to Manchester dining than pies and gravy.Apartments throughout Manchester through Serviced City Pads.
In the 12 annual festivals that have taken place over that time, the festival has achieved a national status. The Festival is, and always has been, part of Manchester City Council callendar of events for the city. It is urban food and drink festival, there is no single location, rather the Festival takes over as much of the City Centre and surrounding districts of Greater Manchester as possible, with a huge programme of events taking place, both indoor and outdoor.

The Festival highlights a number of ‘Festival Themes’, issues which affect food and drink industry in the region.Serviced City Pads reservations team on 0844 335 8866.
Like Manchester itself, the Festival is both Original and Modern. Events and participation have ranged from a childrens food workshop at a community library in Salford, to a glittering Gala Dinner at Manchester’s Town Hall. Short and long stay apartment accomodation through Serviced City Pads.
There are various awards at this years Festival which is the most prestigious food and drink awards in the region. The Manchester Food and Drink Awards provide a benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater Manchester. The judges will have some tough decisions to make this year, resulting in a very strong set of contenders for the categories. The Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held on October 11 at The Hilton Hotel Manchester where the award winners will be announced. The categories include the following, Restaurant of the Year, Best Bar, Best Newcomer, Chef of the Year, Best Pub, MFDF Award for Healthy and Sustainable Eating, Manchester Community Foodie Award, Best Family Friendly Venue.

There is also an award for Manchester Food Hero Award, this will be the chance to nominate any food and drink related person or business that you think has provided sterling service, real quality or unbelievable commitment to making Greater Manchester a better food and drink region. Everybody and evry business can be in your sights from top chefs to great waiting staff to dinner ladies; from five star dining venues through to wonderful bars and classic pubs via great catering companies and excellent foodie shops.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival are also are Launching Lunch in the Suburbs, at 2009 MFDF was such as success, MFDF is bringing this fabulous experience back but with two fanstic menus. The event will be running over two separate days, so that you have the chance to dine in the suburb of Ramsbottom.

Three of Ramsbottom’s best restaurants are teaming up with MFDF to celebrate this and stage an one-off experience for Festival goers. Three of the jewels in the Rammy crown will be hosting Festival revellers for an extra special course each, as visitors are invited into each for a true gastronomic relay of an event.

Sanminis, Ramsons, and the Chocolate Cafe, all within a stones throw from each other in Ramsbottom, will host a unique event as part of the MFDF festival on 3rd and 9th October.Serviced City Pads.