Sorry this post took so long but i’ve only just managed to waddle over to my laptop after the amount of food I ate on Friday night.
As I walked into the Great Northern on Friday night I really didn’t know what to expect. As you walk around the corner, following the beat of the music was a whole other world. Food glorious food!
After deciding what to have over a fruity cider (a little expensive at £4.80) I went for the Amy Swinehouse from Piggy Smalls.
A hotdog in a fantastically light brioche bun with pulled pork. Wow! Not something to eat on a first date as I ended up with more round my face than in my mouth!
But I wasn’t finished yet.. after debating for quite a while (why could I not eat it all??) I went for a nachos pie?? No me neither.. Look what I got!!
Genius! Nachos in a Doritos bag! Unfortunately they’d ran out of brisket so pulled pork again for me, oh what a shame. With fantastic food, fantastic tunes and a great atmosphere. Same time next week?!
On Wednesday me and the OH celebrated 8 years together. What better way to celebrate than to eat our bodyweight in Thai food..
The restaurant of choice was Thaikhun the relatively new Thai restaurant from the creators of Thai fine-dining Chaophraya. Thaikhun concentrates on the busling street food of Bangkok which is emulated in its crazy interior.
We started with a Bangkok street platter – 4 in 1 classics such as Chicken and pork skewers, steamed chicken balls, prawn and chicken wontons with various dips. This was incredibly tasty with great flavours.
Next was some old faithfuls, Thai green curry, Pad Thai and beef in oyster sauce. Each dish was wonderful and although we were very full. Our plates were left squeaky clean.
Although there are a few teething problems, such as a long weight for our main courses and waiters dropping trying to drop off other peoples food/drinks to our table it definitely hasn’t put me off and I will be back again.
Today me and the O/H stumbled across the manchester picnic. The event is running Friday to Sunday at Piccadilly Gardens with an array of food vendors such as Matilda’s, Fire & Salt BBQ and Piggy Smalls. There’s also entertainment on such as DJs and singers. We caught a gent doing a fantastic acoustic set, unfortunately I didn’t catch his name. The food is fab, good prices and a lovely atmosphere.
Get yourselves down there!
My poor attempt at pictures!
One of the things that has kept me busy over the last few weeks was making my Sister’s wedding cake. I have never undertaken anything of this size or importance but although a very stressful time this melted away when I saw the look on her face. She loved it!!
After much research I decided on a Madeira sponge. It’s a dense sponge that handles the weight of extra tiers well but keeps moist too. In the middle i used buttercream and strawberry jam. Mmmmmm.
Yes I did use all these eggs!
Don’t forget to grease your tins
Tin is wrapped in a newspaper blanket so the outer cake mix doesn’t cook to quickly.
Brought my friend along for the ride!
Had to get my Sister’s poodle on the cake!
Ignore the mess!
Tired but very proud of our achievement.
We had a fantastic time. My Sis looked like a Princess and the cake went down a treat!
It’s 4pm on a Saturday and I still have the worst hangover… It can only mean one thing. A bloody good night at Cuckoo Prestwich!
The independent bar on Bury New Road has been up and running for quite a few months but i’ve never had the chance to go; until they introduced a new pizza wood burning oven and for one night only the pizzas were half price!
Unfortunately I was that hungry I didn’t take a piccie myself but he’s the Alegro pizza I ordered taken from their twitter account.
Taken from @cuckooprestwich
Although small, it was an incredibly tasty and flavoursome delight with capers and anchovies.
The Gin and tonics weren’t too bad either!
Over all a fantastic addition to the social scene in North Manchester, I can’t wait to go back.