Posted on April 29 2013
This week, our creative assistant Laura visited The Blue Pig in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. The Blue Pig is a "wonderfully understated, Parisian place" situated in the centre of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. The bar & restaurant features "lots of dark mahogany wooden panelling, rich leather seating, colourful glass lights suspended from old metal chandeliers, lush green plants, original 1930s art deco doors, old sepia mirrors and reclaimed brick, all in a place flooded with natural light". The Blue Pig has a range of different delicious options to choose from, whether you’re dining first thing, just want an afternoon snack or are out with company for an evening meal. You can select a treat from the Breakfast menu which includes meals from sausage or bacon on home-made ciabatta to croissants and churros. There’s also the bakery and deli menu along with their sharing boards and their famous 333 menu. All their breads, pastries, chutneys, jams, patés, dips & oils are baked, pickled, preserved, blitzed, marinated & prepared in house by their own chefs so you know you can enjoy quality food. Laura recommends the 333 menu - a "seasonal, weekly changing menu featuring some of the finest local & continental produce around". The 333 menu features 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts, and you can choose one of each for just £22.95. For her starter, Laura had the Pig Pie with baby pickled vegetables, mustard jelly & sweet pepper ketchup followed by the Whole Roasted Sea Bass with chilli, lime, shallot, ginger, wild garlic, baby herbs & aged olive oil for her main. She finished her meal with the Chocolate & Chilli Tart with crème fraîche & lime (which was her favourite, of course!) With so much character and authenticity, combined with a great atmosphere and gorgeous food, and only a short walk away from Manchester’s biggest transport links, The Blue Pig really is a place to visit.