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Owen Brown’s Gourmet Evenings return

The Mark Addy gets the classic occasions going again

Published on May 24th 2010.


Owen Brown’s Gourmet Evenings return

Long ago a man with a ginger beard started something on Bridge Street which made mouths water at the prospect of future occasions.

The ducks had often been shot down and prepared by the chef himself. Other games beasts had suffered a similar fate. Owen Brown felt their pain, there was something old-fashioned and tribal about it, something gloriously direct.

His name was Robert Owen Brown and his Gourmet Evenings became legend. Schofield of this parish remembers a nettle soup that had real bite, but of the right kind, meanwhile duck dishes, were a triumph, and of proven provenance.

The ducks had often been shot down and prepared by the chef himself. Other game beasts had suffered a similar fate. Owen Brown felt their pain, there was something old-fashioned and tribal about it, something gloriously direct.

But whether it was with starters, mains or pudds the Gourmet Evenings were great occasions.

Now they’re back, taking place on the banks of the River Irwell, at Owen Brown’s latest place, The Mark Addy, in the city centre.

This one runs to six courses, and features a wealth of local, seasonal produce. It costs twenty five English pounds (£25) and begins at 7.30 pm. It should be a great night and great value.

The only thing is that it takes place on Wednesday 26 May – so hurry. Ring Kevin/James at 0161 832 4080. The address is The Mark Addy, Stanley Street, City, M3 5EJ.

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sharxMay 26th 2010.

How does this guy get the column inches. His food is average at best!

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Temporary HeroMay 26th 2010.

Can't wait for this, had the single most greatest sunday lunch of my life in the mark addy last weekend, sharkx, you're well wrong :)

NortherngeezerMay 26th 2010.

Personally i thought R.O.B's food at The Bridge was overated, but on your head be it James, i'm willing to give the sunday lunch a try just on your say so.

Liane BaddeleyJune 3rd 2010.

We've eaten at The Mark Addy a few times in the last six months - and have been consistently very impressed. The care and attention of both the waiting and kitchen staff has been superb, with dishes expertly prepared and presented; and fantastic ingredients. I'm a keen restaurant visitor and have lived in Manchester for a decade; and can honestly say that nowhere else in the city centre has impressed me as much as this. I hope Rob and team continue to do well!

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