A new Peruvian dining concept is coming to Manchester’s Cotton Factory at Whitworth Locke next week.
Peru Perdu takes over the residency restaurant from Thursday 31st October with a menu packed with U.W.A Uruguayan wet aged steaks, ceviche and a selection of plant-based small and large plates.
The wine list will be exclusively South American with a focus on five Malbecs (Tannat, Cab Franc and Carmenere) by the glass, whilst Pisco Sours form the lion’s share of the cocktail menu.
Counter dining comes in the form of a new ceviche and Chandon station serving traditional fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají, chilli peppers or other seasonings alongside other raw dishes.
Fresh fish plays a prominent part on the menu, with fresh cod, tuna, and red prawns cooked on an open fire and served with fresh, zesty dressings.
And the soon to be famous grass-fed U.W.A. steak is served straight up or marinated in Peru Perdu’s house rich La Brasa marinade and paired with straw potatoes and a choice of homemade sauce.
Small plates include plantain crisps and avo, duck ‘ropa vieja’ tostadas, and crispy coconut shrimp, whilst large plates range from braised duck leg, pork belly with adobo chilli, and pollo ‘La Brasa’ with sweet potato and mint.
A selection of Planta (plant-based small and large plates) will include fresh green papaya salad, steamed black bean dumplings, sweet yam coconut curry, and beetroot and apple ceviche.
There will also be a daily selection of quinoa bowls, paired with roasted vegetables and fresh leaves.
Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm and will include fresh cacao granola, counter cakes and smoothie bowls, followed by huevos rancheros, multi-coloured buddha bowls, U.W.A. steak and eggs or a Pichana steak sandwich on beetroot brioche.
Every Sunday from 12pm the team at Peru Perdu will serve a South American style roast, with options including churrasco beef, La Brasa chicken, pork belly or chimichurri cauliflower, all served with roast veg and gravy.
Peru Perdu will officially open on Thursday 31st October for dinner, with lunch and brunch available from Monday 4th November.
There will be a select number of bookings available during their soft opening period which will give diners 50% off food in the run-up to their official launch.
Jennifer Hughes from the Soho House Group leads the new Peru Perdu concept following a number of successful working ventures with Michelin chef Richard Corrigan and cocktail maestro Salvatore Calabrese alongside Angus Cameron Pride – a new openings specialist with experience at brands such as Gaucho, The Alchemist and Evelyn’s.
Named after the mill it calls home, The Cotton Factory was created by The Initiative Group to enable up and coming food traders to feature, offering exciting new food and drink menus in the 78-cover restaurant.
While The Cotton Factory food traders will continue to change as each residency comes to a close, the main concept will always be to deliver great quality food, drink and music, with events and parties hosted by the team throughout the year.
There are a limited number of 50% off food bookings available from Wednesday 30th October – Friday 1st for lunch and dinner, or on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd November for brunch (10am – 5pm).