Brasserie Abode is, without doubt, one of the most chic destinations in Manchester. And this Mother’s Day, you can treat your dear old mum to one of the finest Sunday lunches around, with a free glass of prosecco for all mums.
If you haven’t been yet, it’s based on Piccadilly Approach in the very heart of the city. The brasserie is located in a building that emphasises Manchester’s history while bringing it up to date with beautiful modern touches.
You can expect a relaxed bistro-style experience, but with wonderful hints of grandeur and glamour that are sure to wow your mama.
Their menu is based around time-honoured classics and comfort food that plays on nostalgia – what better way to thank your mum for all those years bringing you up? – while still having the ability to dazzle your palate.
This specially-crafted Mother’s Day menu costs just £30 per person and consists of three high-end courses: starter, main and dessert.
For your opening course, you can choose from four sophisticated starters: French onion soup with a Gruyere croute; prawn and crayfish cocktail with cherry tomatoes and a classic Marie Rose sauce; crispy smoked ham hock fritters with piccalilli purée and watercress; or a meat-free salad caprese, featuring creamy burrata cheese, heritage tomatoes and basil, drizzled with an intoxicating balsamic vinegar.
The mains are hearty and appealing to the eye, consisting of roast beef with horseradish sauce; roast lamb with mint sauce; beetroot Wellington with wild mushroom sauce; and a surefire winner for pescatarians, a grilled fillet of hake with cannellini cassoulet and crispy squid.
No two ways about it, the desserts are four classic choices with a strong British heritage – as well as a little hint of French fine dining.
The peerless sticky toffee pudding should be top of your list, thanks to its eye-rollingly good butterscotch sauce and perfect sphere of salted caramel ice cream; while the chocolat liegeois is ideal for all those choc-loving mums out there.
Not got a sweet tooth? The Paxton and Whitfield cheeseboard covers that, boasting a selection of British cheeses with artisan biscuits and a delicious chutney (this comes with a not-too-dear £2.50 supplement per person).
Finally, there’s the mouthwatering creme brulee, with a perfectly crunchy caramelised crust, of course.
It’s hard to think of a better offer this Mother’s Day. The venue is as refined and elegant as the menu, the staff are a delight, the food is tailored to delight all palates, and the whole experience is guaranteed to be both memorable and delicious.
And considering your mum gave up a whole lot of her time and energy helping you become the person you are, this great meal is the perfect way to repay the favour in a meaningful way, without breaking the bank.