A big part of Christmas is basking in the holiday glow of family, eating too many mince pies and desperately trying to return the pile of crap your relatives bought you because they have horrible taste and think you’re still only seven years old.
This festive season, however, Manchester is doing things differently.
For two days only and back by popular demand, Meat Lust is bringing its bright pink double decker bus for a Sauce and the City: Christmas Special.
This seasonal spectacular will see guests whisked through a festive spice garden to sample five specially-created concepts, including the Turkey and Stuffing Samosa from Meat Lust’s magical executive chef, Alex Worrall (former head chef at The Refuge, Victor’s Hale and The Reform).
And there’s a selection of stunning ales from official beer partners Brooklyn Brewery and ShinDigger to wash the delightful dishes down.
In true Sauce and the City style, the Meat Lust team will offer a fairy tale tour of Manchester and drive guests round for Christmas to visit its favourite festive food spots to sample even more exclusive miniature dishes.
With official food partners including Crazy Pedro’s Part-Time Pizza Parlour, Northern Soul Grilled Cheese and Bunny Jackson’s, expect pigs in blankets on pizzas, turkey grilled cheese sandwiches and some fabulously festive cocktails.
“Manchester loved the pink bus in July and it would seem the item on the top of the city’s Christmas list was another Meat Lust Sauce and the City tour,” said Scott Dixon, director of The Flava People and third-generation flavour fanatic.
“It’s Christmas time, so who are we to ignore the festive call for a Meat Lust tour? We’ll be wishing everyone a happy Christmas with lots of great food and drink and even a limited-edition Meat Lust sauce – Santa’s Cranberry Ketchup.
“Don’t worry if you over-indulge as this time, we’ve got the eighth wonder of the world on board – The Hanging Gardens of Gaviscon, Christmas games, a raffle, reindeer piñatas and eggnog, as well as a standard issue bad Santa and his hideous sack.”
Let’s face it. We could all do with a little more meat, a little more booze and a little less Michael Buble this Christmas time.
The bus departs outside B.Eat Street on Deansgate. Make sure you arrive 15 minutes before the departure time to make sure you don’t miss your slot.