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What's On Each Day

Tuesday 20 March 2018

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  1. Pro Manchester
    NRB HUB
    Embracing an array of sectors and businesses across hotels, pubs and restaurants, travel and tourism, the Hospitality group looks at issues such as changes in consumer spend and interaction and how these changes are forcing businesses to adapt in order to keep up.
  2. Putting Healthy Pork on the Menu
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    Hugh Judd & Martin Eccles will be demonstrating how to break down different cuts of Pork, marinaded and healthy eating options.
  3. Chivas – The Blend
    Drinks Live Theatre
    An opportunity to discover the secrets of Blended Whisky and create your own from four Single Malts and one Grain Whisky. All guests get to take home a 200ml bottle. Limited places so please arrive ea ...
  4. Gareth Ward, Ynshir Restaurant
    Chef Live Theatre
    Gareth Ward is Chef Patron at Ynyshir, a Michelin star, five AA rosette restaurant and rooms which offers dining experiences featuring, in Ward’s own northern dialect, ‘Alternative British Snap (food)’ packed with flavour.
  5. The emerging modern face of sherry
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    with Alexa Keymer and Tom Higham.
  6. Sourdough; it's not a fad - it's a lifestyle
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    If you're interested in well-being, fermentation and the importance of the flavor and nutrition of bread -  you need to join Aidan Monks, founder of Lovingly Artisan.
  7. Bruntwood NRB Debate
    Cobden Suite
    The Bruntwood NRB Debate takes place at NRB 2018 on Tuesday 20 March at Manchester Central.  Tickets are available now for £55 +VAT. 
  8. Steven Smith, The Freemasons at Wiswell
    Chef Live Theatre
    Steven Smith is the Chef Owner of the highly acclaimed Freemasons at Wiswell, the top NW pub in the Top 50 Gastropubs and one of the only pubs to make The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants.
  9. F&B Network with CityCo
    NRB HUB
    For our March event we invite members to join us for a drinks reception at Northern Restaurant & Bar. The Manchester F&B Network is open to all F&B operators in central Manchester.
  10. Irish Whiskey Cocktails & Beer
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Classic Irish cocktails and how the forward thinkers are approaching beer and cocktail pairings through the use of beer specific whiskey and IPA Stout.
  11. For the Love of Lager
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    Lager is the world’s greatest drink, the most-drunk alcoholic drink, but it’s also the most misunderstood drink. At Camden Town Brewery we started with the aim of making brilliant lagers, but what doe ...
  12. A Feast of British Charcuterie
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    British charcuterie is in the ascendency and the original pioneers of this ancient, traditional craft are Woodall’s based here in Manchester. Steven Lamb, River Cottage and FoodTube, will create a sim ...
  13. Is Your Rum Range Right For Your Bar?
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Small restaurant or cocktail bar - how to build your rum range to include all the wonderful styles across the rum category. A tour through the varied categories of rum including a useful method for cl ...
  14. Rupert Rowley, Fischers of Baslow
    Chef Live Theatre

    Rupert joined Fischer’s Baslow Hall as Sous Chef in 2002, and was appointed Head Chef in 2003. Since then, Rupert has been crucial in Fischer’s holding a Michelin star for 22 continuous years. 

  15. TROOPER Light Brigade
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    with John Robinson
  16. Buds and Blossoms with Fruits of the Forage
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    Preserving a taste of spring: showcasing recipes from Fruits of the Forage supperclubs using our range of award winning preserves.
  17. Ms. Better's Bitters
    Drinks Live Theatre
    A cocktail world without bitters - why bitters make things betters.
  18. Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman, Orwells
    Chef Live Theatre

    Orwells is housed within an old 18th Century pub building, but far from a pub it is. It has a country atmosphere that boasts a contemporary feel. 

  19. Meet the CJUK Live Panel
    NRB HUB

    Official partner of NRB 18, CJUK are delighted to introduce their event ‘CJUK Live’ to this years’ line up. The free event on Tuesday 20th March invites you to help tackle staffing issues in the hospitality industry. Join us in the Hub to meet the panellists confirmed so far;

  20. Raw? Real? Natural? Organic? Low Intervention?
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    A conversation about the pros and cons of ‘Natural’ Wine and what all these terms really mean! Why we like it and what we sell the most of, with some tasters or Fizz, white, orange and red. With Katie ...
  21. Aperitivo Italiano
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Join award-winning bartender Luca Missaglia (ITALICUS Global Brand Ambassador) and Italian spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo to explore the history of Italy through some of its most iconic drinking catego ...
  22. Celebrity Chef Ed Baines Seafood Masterclass
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    Ed Baines celebrity chef and founder of Randall & Aubin will hold a seafood masterclass
  23. Luke French, Joro Restaurant
    Chef Live Theatre

    Luke isthe Chef and co-owner at JÖRO in Kelham Island, Sheffield where the cooking style is New Nordic cuisine.

  24. CJUK Live Panel Discussion
    Cobden Suite

    With help from the audience, our panel of hospitality experts will discuss ways to combat the crippling skills shortage in our industry and provide employment solutions for organisations across the country. It will provide insight into the latest hospitality employment trends, allow you to contribute your own ideas and take away key action points to help future-proof your business.

  25. How Wine Can Learn from Craft Beer
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    With Reserve Wines Nic Rezzouk
  26. NRB Top Fifty 2018
    NRB HUB
    The announcement of the prestigious and much-anticipated powerlist of the most important and influential individuals within the Northern hospitality industry.
  27. Good Drinks: A Guide to Better Drinking with Healthy Hospo
    Drinks Live Theatre
    An easy guide to help improve the way people in the hospitality industry eat, drink, sleep and think for a happier healthier lifestyle.
  28. From the Streets to Sous Vide
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    From the streets to sous vide
  29. MARTINI: King of Cocktail Past, Present and Future
    Drinks Live Theatre
    See Marian Beke, owner of The Gibson Bar, showcasing and sampling this classic throw from the past 150 years and how it evolves and changes. He'll present his signature Gibson Martini and discuss how ...
  30. Adam Humphrey, Arras Restaurant
    Chef Live Theatre
    Born in East Yorkshire, Adam began cooking at an early age and always thought opening restaurant would be a nice thing to do! 
  31. Why Gluten Free Beer is Good Beer
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    Gluten Free Beer with Rik Garner

Wednesday 21 March 2018

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  1. Buyers' Breakfast with R Noone & Son
    NRB HUB

    Not many businesses see their stock change as often as your Greengrocer. 

    Join us to discuss the wonderful Spring season, where the British garden really starts to come into its own. We will have goody bags for the first 40 people and plenty of time afterwards if you’d like to chat one on one about your menu plans for the season.

  2. Wild and Foraged Foods in the Kitchen
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    See what’s in season right now and how you can get it on to your plates
  3. Bloody Brunch
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Join Amathus Drinks for a Bloody Mary filled brunch with a twist, think Spicy Scandi & Molecular Mexican. Whether it’s to fuel the day ahead or to right the wrongs from last night, Amathus Drinks have ...
  4. Gary Usher, Sticky Walnut
    Chef Live Theatre
    Usher opened Sticky Walnut on a budget that meant he had to famously choose between an all singing Rational combi-oven or new tables and chairs. He went for the oven. It was the right decision.
  5. Join Molson Coors as they host the battle of Grape Vs Grain
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    Join Molson Coors as they host the battle of Grape Vs Grain. This unique and exciting session will see industry leading Beer & Wine experts take you on a culinary journey of beer and wine food matchin ...
  6. Artisan Smoked Salmon
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    The process and slicing of the salmon to show how it should be done by hand!  
  7. Meet the Ladies of Restaurants
    NRB HUB
    Join the Ladies of Restaurants in the Hub to hear more about the networking, training and social organisation run by women for women in the restaurant industry as they make plans to expand across the UK. 
  8. Paco Pérez, Tast Cuina Catalana
    Chef Live Theatre
    Ahead of new Manchester restaurant Tast, the world renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez - currently holder of five Michelin stars - will be cooking live and then in conversation with NRB CEO Thom Hetherington about his ambitions for the King Street restaurant and his views on the industry.
  9. Battle of the Bubbles
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    Champagne Academy Member and General Manager at The White Hart Inn at Lydgate, Ian Howard explains the need for fizz on your wine lists. From the rise of prosecco, the 'customers cava concerns' and th ...
  10. The Treasure Trove Of Nordic Spirits
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Join Stig Bareksten, owner and master distiller of OSS Distillery and the producers of Bareksten Botanical Gin, as he looks into the impact of the Nordic spirit scene and what to look out for in 2018.
  11. Modern Patisserie Desserts
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    Lemon cannelloni   Elderflower caviar Digestive crumb with Andrew Harwood, Nigel Smith Patisserie
  12. The Northern Lights: Shining bright on the North's Talent
    Drinks Live Theatre
    The North has a huge pool of talent. And the rest of the country wants it. We'll discuss what it takes to tap into it, to be apart of it and how to keep it burning bright.
  13. In the making for 190 years. A tasting of Manchester Craft Lager
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    In the making for 190 years. A tasting of Manchester Craft Lager, the new cask ale Gold and a discussion about the development of the full range. With JW Lees' Michael Lees-Jones.
  14. Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Northcote
    Chef Live Theatre

    Lisa Goodwin-Allen is Executive Chef at Northcote and has taken sole command of the kitchen since Nigel Haworth took an Ambassadorial role. 

  15. Deboning and skewering a chicken in the style of Jacques Pépin
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    with Dan Hope, Firebird Hope
  16. What is Cachaça you ask?
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Take the mystery out of this sleeping giant of the spirits world with an insightful look into the history and the future of Cachaça, its production methods and its cocktail versatility.
  17. Hitting The Sweet Spot
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    The last thing a client eats or drinks will leave a lasting impression of your restaurant, so why are dessert and fortified wines often little more than an afterthought on many wine lists? This presen ...
  18. The History and Mystery of Absinthe
    Drinks Live Theatre
    A brief understanding of how Absinthe is made, looking at the history and what went wrong. Combined with an absinthe tasting by Sip Or Mix.
  19. Street Food Trader Pop-Ups ...What are they...how to work with them?
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    How you can improve footfall and revenue by working with Independent Street Food Traders with award-winning Mumbai street food operator Ifty Patel, Rubys Street Kitchen. Ifty will be preparing some of ...
  20. Ellis Barrie, The Marram Grass
    Chef Live Theatre
    Ellis Barrie is the chef and co-owner of The Marram Grass, a quaint little café bistro situated in what is essentially a shed on a campsite.
  21. Food Porn Awards 2018 Presentation
    NRB HUB

    The Food Porn Awards™ is a celebration of great looking food from the North's best Restaurants, Boutique Pubs, Cafe Bars and Alternative Eateries. 

    View the finalists and vote for your winners

  22. The Resurgence of Irish Craft Beer and the Irish Whiskey Renaissance
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    The History of the Porterhouse group, the beginning of the craft beer movement and how Porterhouse was the pioneer of craft brewing in Ireland. Tasting through the core range leading into a discussion ...
  23. Double Dutch Cocktail Competition
    Drinks Live Theatre
    Join Double Dutch Drinks for the live final of the 2018 Cocktail Competition, where bartenders will be battling it out to win a trip for two to Amsterdam.  Entries are open until Wednesday 28 February ...
  24. Thomas Reeves, NW Young Chef 2017
    Chef Live Theatre
    North West Young Chef of the Year 2017 and young chef from L'Enclume, Cumbria. 
  25. Slow roast kid goat, cauliflower yoghurt and pickled red cabbage flatbreads
    Market Kitchen Theatre
    Slow roast kid goat, cauliflower yoghurt and pickled red cabbage flatbreads with Mary-Ellen McTague and Chris Cahill, The Creameries Chorlton.
  26. The emerging modern face of sherry
    Grape & Grain Theatre
    with Alexa Keymer and Tom Higham.

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