The Blue Pig Bar and Restaurant, set to be open Wednesday 8th August 2012, brings the Parisian experience to Manchester!
“…we have a huge rustic Blue Pig that was made especially for the restaurant…”
Cleo Farman, the owner of Odd, Odder and Oddest Bars, was inspired by her trip to Paris. All things Parisian, pastry and art deco. She immediately started planning her next establishment ‘The Blue Pig’ upon her return home to Manchester.
The Blue Pig Bar and Restaurant, occupying what used to be an old bank, is situated behind Odd Bar on High Street (where the old Seven Oaks Hifi shop was). Dominated by huge windows down 2 sides of the building, lots of original features still in place including the full height mahogany bank doors; using architectural salvage companies The Blue Pig recovered original Parisian art deco lift doors which feature in the bar itself as well as other features such as original walnut panelling, they have also sand blasted and uncovered much of the original stone work. It’s suffice to say that the bar looks amazing!!
As for the food, The Blue Pig are offering a number of menus including the deli menu featuring fantastic meats and cheeses sourced locally and from the continent. The bread will be home-made as well as homemade terrines, pates, home smoked & cured fish, dips, oils, sauces and other delights. The breakfast menu offers continental style as well as stuffed croissants and churros that you can dip into lovely melted chocolate.
As for the drinks, they have on offer some amazing spirits, wines and draught to suit all and a cocktail menu that suits the venue perfectly. There are masses of rums, whiskies, vodkas and liqueurs.
“What makes The Blue Pig different from the rest is our ‘333 Menu’- 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 puddings that will change weekly!” said Cleo.
“To top it all we have a huge rustic Blue Pig that was made especially for the restaurant which was scaled up from a doorstop my Mum had in her garden, it is 1 metre long and will be proudly hanging outside the venue – it looks absolutely brilliant!!”
High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1FS