Today Ms M is back. This time it’s the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, where she was invited down to Aiden Byrne’s Made in Bolton pop up restaurant.
This is the first year that Bolton Food and Drink Festival has had a pop up restaurant, some very exciting times for the festival! Knowing my menu choices ahead of time both Mr C and I were excited for the evening ahead. Apologies for some of the photos, as ever a food event is not food blogger photo friendly!
To start, I had the Confit Rabbit with leek and truffle terrine and Mr C had the Grilled Beetroot Salad with baked figs and Tete de Moine cheese. The Rabbit was gorgeous and a really decent size for a starter. It tasted amazing, I definitely could have gone back for seconds! Mr C’s Beetroot Salad was also lovely. The beetroot was so flavoursome and the presentation lovely.
For mains, I had the Butter Poached Chicken with onion macaroni. Mr C had the Braised Beef Cheek. Both really lovely main courses! I loved the onion macaroni accompanying the chicken, cooked perfectly! However, I was a little of envious of Mr C’s Beef… Fell apart in your mouth and so tasty.
For dessert, I had the Chocolate Mille Feuille with hazelnuts and violets. Mr C had the Manchester Tart. Another bit of food envy here… The Manchester Tart was amazing! A really great twist on the classic more traditional recipe. And the Mille Feuille, really great dessert with all the violet elements having a really potent taste (which I loved!)
And to drink, we had a bottle of Aldi’s Clare Valley Riesling – let’s just say, how is this bottle currently less than £7???!!! I will definitely be making my way over to Aldi to buy a few of them! Great white wine, while suggested as a great compliment to salads, Chinese and Thai dishes, it definitely went really well with our meals too – really lovely wine, I would highly recommend that you go out and buy it for yourself!
Did you make it to Bolton Food Festival this year? Do you reckon you’ll plan to go next year? Would you go to a pop up restaurant? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Ms M was invited down to Bolton Food Festival to check out the event – Thanks for the invite Aldi. As ever all words, photos and opinions are her own.