Avalanche Restaurant Manchester

Sunday, March 29, 2015

On Monday night I was invited to spend an evening with other local bloggers and sample some food and drink at Avalanche  Restaurant in Manchester.


The restaurant is situated on Booth Street which is between King St and Albert Square. Inside is a light bright space and it was much larger than I expected. They also have a space downstairs but I didn't see this.


We were welcomed with a glass of wine while we waited for people to arrive. I met Kerrie from Wife, Mum and Student Bum, Emma from Emma-Lou look at you  and their friends. 


As we were shown to a table for 4 they quickly reset it as a 5 and there was plenty of room and we didn't feel squashed in. 


We started with Prosecco which was followed by a sharing starter of mixed bruschetta, arancini and fried camembert.  I don't know how many covers they did that night but the night seemed to run very smoothly, we had the luck of being one of the first tables to be seated, one of the people at the table was vegetarian and was quickly brought a platter of her own without the arancini but with some warm salsa. 


This very cool looking gentleman then gave a brief welcome, it was quite hard to follow him as he didn't stop moving and he moved quickly!! 


We had quite a bit of a break between the starter and main course which wasn't surprising due to the number of people and they had a live singer. I'm not best placed to comment on this as we all know how I feel about live music. For me it wasn't needed, it was too loud. I would have much preferred quieter "elevator" music to fill the space. I'm sure it made the night for a lot of people and there is no doubt she was a good singer it just doesn't float my boat.   


The wine supplier came round and spoke to a few tables showing us some of the new wines Avalanche will be stocking, I didn't catch the name of his company but the white was very nice. I needed to be a little cooler for me but it was a very drinkable white.


The main course was a sharing plate with Lamb, chicken, Pawns and Lemon Sole. I don't eat lamb and I wanted to ask for a plate without but felt a bit embarrassed to ask, If it was up to me all food items would be served on separate plates to avoid cross contamination. Luckily it didn't look like the meat juices had mingled so I had some of the chicken, fish and prawns.


The prawns were some of the best I've ever tried. really tasty and I would have been happy with a plate full of them.


A trio of desserts rounded off a lovely evening, The New York Cheese cake was my winner! The Tiramisu was also very nice. 



A big thank you to the team at Avalanche for an enjoyable evening, looking forward to go back with friends at some point soon.


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