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Celebrate ten years of fine dining at the Lowry Hotel

Exclusive 10-course tasting menu inspired by Marco Pierre White

Published on October 3rd 2011.

Celebrate ten years of fine dining at the Lowry Hotel

The River Bar and Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel has been one of city's finest dining venues since it opened in 2001. Widely regarded as among the city's most stylish places to eat, the hotel celebrates it's 10th birthday this month with an exclusive 10-course tasting dinner.

A must for food fans, this special event takes place on Friday 14th October with executive head chef Ryan Murphy drawing inspiration from his predecessors at the five-star restaurant. Over the years, menus have been devised by a wealth of talented hands. Chefs who have worked with the River Restaurant in the past include Mark Hix, Marco Pierre White and former MFDF Chef of the Year, Eyck Zimmer. For this celebration of the restaurant's heritage, Murphy will be recreating some the finest creations to have graced its tables over the years.

20081218_RF_TheDishes to entice and delight include an amuse bouche of organic scrambled eggs with caviar sherry cream, followed by a 'ceviche', or raw fusion of Scottish hand-dived scallops with pickled carrots, red beetroot and baby radish. Ticking all the seasonal boxes, pillow-soft soufflé of chestnuts with wilted Swiss chard, glazed chestnuts, roasted turnips and parsley cream is followed by modern takes on British seafood such as native lobster and wild salmon ravioli with curry scented coconut sauce and basil, and pan roasted brill with Perigord truffles, mussels, sweetcorn, glazed kale, potato cylinder and bouillabaisse foam.

The fine dining voyage will be rounded off with wedges of Hampshire's famous Tunworth cheese with quince jam meringue, Muscatel vinegar jelly and a fine herb salad. While it sounds divine on the page, it's likely to be even better in real life.

Home to internationally renowned wine cellars and a star-studded cocktail bar, the Lowry Hotel's River Restaurant is located just a few minutes walk from central spots like St Ann's Square and Deansgate. Simple, stylish and understated, the hotel's contemporary design is spun around cool, marble shades and woody tones making it the perfect venue for entertaining guests or taking a break.

The heritage tasting menu is part of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival which runs from 7 to 17 October. To book your place at this event, you can telephone the restaurant on 0161 827 4000 to make a reservation or alternatively you can book online at www.theriverrestaurant.com. With places limited to just 90 people, seats at this exclusive event cost £100 per person and reservations are available from 7pm onwards.

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