Chorlton Fringe News

News, and there is always news even if it's fiction. Chorlton Fringe Food and Drink Festival 2005

Saturday, September 17, 2005

New Festival Bags


The burnt orange colour bag has been especially made for the festival. Yes, it's a limited edition. The brown "Parsnips UK Tour" is a new bag available from Unicorn Grocery. They like their parsnips there. Who doesn't?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Lead Station added to the list

The Lead Station. 97 Beech Rd, Chorlton. T-0161 881 5559

The Lead Station is the most established eaterie in Chorlton, serving seasonal food through breakfast, lunch and evening menus. Recently won Observer’s Best Breakfast in the North-West Award. Sister restaurant of The Lime Tree, and home to Tom Burney, former head chef at The Bar.

For the duration of the festival we shall be running fish specials, using native british seafood, and soups using local ingredients.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Croma it will open soooonish

Croma. 500 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton. T-0161 881 1117

The newest independent restaurant in the suburb, is due to open in September 2005. It will be brought to you by the same team who successfully initialised the concept in Manchester city centre and then sent it further afield to Boston, Mass, USA. Each restaurant has been design led by Italian Enzo Apicella, which has resulted in an inspired use of light and space and a unique feel to each establishment. Croma Chorlton will be no exception. The restaurant will be housed in a beautiful red-bricked building at the top of the high street, owned formerly by long time furniture supplier Mike Coupe. The south facing curvature at the front lends itself perfectly to a glass covered alfresco dining area, whilst inside will see a combination of a rustic style leading through to a contemporary glass conservatory at the rear. This will overlook an Italian inspired courtyard, delicately planted and illuminated. With Croma’s reputation for good quality food, design and service, it hopes to be a welcome addition for Chorlton foodies.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Local Press


It says "Eat, drink and be merry" and a little story to show off your own produce at the "Roots and Fruit Roadshow" on Sunday October 9th. You have to fill in an entry form and get it into Unicorn Grocery. You've also got to turn up with your home made or home grown creation. South Manchester Reporter Sept 8th 2005, page 15.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Hello World

First see if it works