Claudia and I have now for the most part contributed and decided all we can contribute or decide as to the fit up, construction and equipment. (View a pdf of construction photos.) We now leave it in Paul Mansback’s talented hands and do what we do best, food, beverage and hospitality.
Along with Chef Keith Rennie, we have made the decisions on the opening menu. It was difficult indeed. Each of us came with a library of ideas and taste opinions. I must say that what you will see, you have not seen before in Manchester. Some ingredients will be familiar, but the presentations hopefully will surprise and entertain you. Expect the offerings to morph as we explore and refine our technique and please be vocal. We can take it and look forward to it.
Just as when Claudia may bring up a remembered taste or ingredient, Keith would expand on how he used something similar with a small addition or I chime in on how we may have also seen it in some small cafe somewhere and reproduced it with a slight variation, we would add your experiences to our catalog. We are having a very good time……
In January if you taste something we have cooked and it reminds you of a meal in some other city on a wonderful vacation, we would love to hear it. We may use it and if you are very vocal, I guess we will have to give you credit.