If you’re a carnivore, there’s a mega meat fest that’s got your name on it coming to two Manchester venues this month.
The ‘Great British Beef Off’ is a charity challenge that’s bringing amazing steak dishes to diners – all to find the best meat chef around.
The challenge is that the restaurants’ head chefs have created a dish which makes a connection to their particular city.
The idea comes from Blackhouse Restaurants, which runs Grill on the Alley and Grill on New York St in Manchester, as well as sites across London, Leeds, and Glasgow – and there’s a Liverpool venue, Olive, in there too.
Every Blackhouse restaurant will feature the dishes throughout August, and each of the dishes is paired with Blackhouse crafted cocktails – Maple Loves Ginger and Negroni.
Diners can show their support for their favourite chef via social media and at the end of the month the most popular dish will be crowned The Blackhouse Great British Beef Off winner.
The dishes featured in the Manchester venues during August’s Great British Beef Off are:
- Grill on the Alley – Fillet Steak, Bury black pudding bon bon, Lancashire hotpot potatoes, Boddington’s jus – Chef Michael Antoszwski
- Grill on New York St – Grilled Fillet Steak, Manchester egg , béarnaise sauce, asparagus – Chef Milan Sojka
A total of £2 from the sale of each dish – with a further £1 from the sale of each cocktail – will go to the Tim Bacon Foundation, which was established following the passing of the Blackhouse co-founder in April 2016 to help support charities in the fight against cancer.
The first appeal the foundation has embarked upon is to support The Christie Hospital and University College London in their appeal to raise funds for Proton Beam Therapy centres in Manchester and London.
The charity is also supporting Maggie’s, who provide much needed free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends and is a key partner for the clinical services of the Christie Hospital.
As well as Great British Beef Off, the Blackhouse Operations team will be completing the national Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday September 16. Donations can be made online.