The third event to be announced in Manchester Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Hidden Banquet’ series is taking place at Old Granada Studios, “TV” by MilkJam is on Thursday 6th October.
The Hidden Banquets series programmed in partnership with Allied London will allow festival-goers to explore some of the city’s secret, undiscovered and down right jaw dropping spaces, in association with the nation’s most talented and exciting chefs and food heroes, all in the context of Manchester’s cultural identity and heritage.
The third banquet to be announced the series “TV” by MilkJam is a dinner for 75 people on Thursday 6th October at the birthplace of independent TV in Manchester – Old Granada Studios, the site for Allied London’s new St. John’s neighbourhood.
MilkJam is a confectionery/gelato supergroup consisting of Claire ‘Ginger’s Comfort Emporium’ Kelsey, Charlotte ‘BakeOrama’ O’Toole and Nicki ‘Lush Brownies’ Griffiths. The trio has recently taken up a year-long dessert and milk bar residency in the St James Building on Oxford Road and are famed around the country for their breathtakingly delicious and experimental sweet treat creations.
The experimental dessert banquet will be a 6-course feast consisting entirely of the kind of desserts that the 3 women are famous for, but thanks to the creative approach from each, the experience will provide a stunning dinner for any fully rounded palate.
The “TV Dinner” will be themed around TV and specifically, the ground-breaking television that has come out of Granada Studios since it’s first broadcast in 1956. It will take place in OGS works, St. John’s new co-work space and other areas on the St. John’s site.
OGS Works is a co-working space for creatives and entrepreneurs and was once home to the site of the Granada Canteen – a fitting location for this very special banquet being where the cast of Coronation Street and entertainment’s most famous faces used to dine. The area will be transformed for the evening to create the perfect ‘TV Dinner’.
The new St. John’s neighbourhood will be a neighbourhood for culture, enterprise and living, and the first of its kind to place equal importance on experience, through arts, business and design as on bricks and mortar.
Guests are invited to come dressed as their favourite Granada TV character for the chance to win a prize! Expect an evening of fabulous food, music, TV and surprises, all of which will celebrate Manchester’s huge contribution to the world of the Television!
A donation from tickets will be made to Forever Manchester, The Community Foundation for Greater Manchester.