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Cookbook For Greater Manchester

Top Manchester Chefs flaunt it in Relish book

Published on September 13th 2011.

Cookbook For Greater Manchester

RELISH Publications launched a new cookbook featuring some of Greater Manchester and Cheshire's finest this week.

Confidential was dispatched to Harvey Nichols to eat lunch and avoid the all-day-drinking advances of Andrew Nutter, who cooked the starter too.

The main course came courtesy of Chris Holland at the Alderley Restaurant and dessert was crafted by Harvey Nichols' own Stuart Thomson. 

The full menu is below, and Boutinot supplied the plonk. Who's in the book?

Robert Owen Brown from The Mark Addy, Laurence Tottingham and Mary-Ellen McTague from Aumbry, Jem O’Sullivan of Jem & I, Robert Walker from The Peacock Room, Stuart Collins and Mark Rossi from Michael Caines at Abode Chester and Manchester, and Evuna, including some others.

This 224-glossy page book features 60 recipes (starters, mains, desserts), wine recommendations and a hand-picked Larder Guide of the region’s best local suppliers.

Priced at £17.50, you can pick up copies at all good book shops and some rubbish ones too, as well as Amazon, Harvey Nichols, the restaurants themselves and online at www.relishpublications.co.uk.

Everyone was on fine form and the food was great too. Buy the book and see if you can cook like Andrew Nutter, Rob Owen Brown and the Aumbry lot.


Brill with roast pepper crust, seared scallops and Bury black pudding (Andrew Nutter, Nutters)



Tasting of spring lamb, hot tomato terrine, basil croquette (Chris Holland, Alderley Restaurant)

lamblamb (erm, half-eaten)


Manuka Brulee (Stuart Thomson, Harvey Nichols)

Img_0805Manuka Brulee

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9 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

FoodographicSeptember 13th 2011.

Could you not just hang fire for a sec and take a picture of the lamb before you started eating it?

Simon BinnsSeptember 13th 2011.


the Whalley RangerSeptember 13th 2011.

What we now need is for Mr Michelin to come to Manchester

RaySeptember 20th 2011.

He'll come, look, shake his head sadly, and leave. Were that it were different...

TimothySeptember 20th 2011.

Food and drink Ray is more than just Michelin stars

RaySeptember 21st 2011.

Yes, Timothy, it is, but the absence of top dining in Manchester is a glaring hole in what is otherwise a healthy dining scene. The existence of Michelin approved restaurants (or ones which strive to achieve that) in no way alters the importance of cheep and cheerful easteries, characterful places, ethnically influenced food or simple pub grub; all of these need to thrive. It's sad though that Manchester's best restaurant (arguably) is found in an upmarket clothes retailer (Harvey Nichol). The lack of fine dining culture and punitive town centre rents will sadly continue to mitigate against anything changing.

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