Manchester restaurant owned by Rio Ferdinand launches new À La Carte Menu - here is what’s on offer

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The restaurant says it showcases an ‘unwavering passion for Italian gastronomy.’

Rosso, the glamorous Italian restaurant and bar situated in the heart of King Street, and famously owned by footballer Rio Ferdinand, has launched a new À La Carte Menu.

The stunning restaurant is housed in the former Lancashire and Yorkshire bank building - a breath-taking 130 year old Grade II listed building.

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Rosso boasts that the new À La Carte menu, available now, has been created sourcing only the finest produce from both the UK, and Italy and showcases Rosso’s ‘unwavering passion for Italian gastronomy.’

Executive Chef Sam Fazackerleycomments, “We take inspiration and ideas from the  traditional Italian kitchen, using it as a frame of reference for how we move forward. 

“This À La Carte menu reflects just that, our mission to move forward; our gratitude  for the team we’ve built, for the guests’ continued appreciation and gratitude to wake  up and do what we love every day. We hope you love it as much as we do.”

So what is on offer?

The menu displays an impressive array of starters, including classic antipasti such  as Spuma Di Mortadella - whipped mortadella with blueberries, salted pistachio crumble and toasted focaccia.

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Guests can indulge in a variety of main courses including the Petto D’Anatra, pan roasted breast of salt-aged duck with cherry, cherry confit duck leg and foie gras agnolotti, brioche bread crumbs finished with a sour cherry wine sauce.

Vegetarian and vegan diners are catered for with increased options such as the Funghi  Brasati Con Pesto Di Pistacchio, a smoked and braised wild mushroom ragù with pistachio pesto, pickled cauliflower and celeriac galette.

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Rosso has a lot of delicious new dishes | Rosso

Rosso has also partnered  with REDEFINE MEAT™️, a premium plant-based culinary substitute, for the first time with this menu.

The Agnolotti Con Punte Di Manzo Affumicate, is an agnolotti of smoked beef short rib in a roasted tomato gravy.

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Meat lovers have plenty of choice | Rosso

The selection of stonebaked pizzas are all made to order, topped with the freshest ingredients, ranging from classics including Margherita and Cacio E Pepe, to Rosso specials including the Bianca Con Salmone, a cream cheese base topped with smoked  salmon, watercress, chives, lemon zest and a poppy seed and sesame seed topping.

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Rosso has fresh pizza | Rosso

On the grill, there’s a selection of meat available including rib eye steak,  dry-aged prime beef fillet and sirloin, skin-on chicken fillet, vegan Redefine steak and  lamb cutlets; all prepared and served with chestnut mushrooms sautéed with onions,  grilled tomato and hand cut chips. Salads, sides and the bruschetta menu have all been freshly updated.

The fish selection, a statement of Rosso, boasts a range of freshly prepared options for all palettes including Branzino Alle Erbe, the sea bass prepared with lemon zest and mixed herb rub roasted over Holm oak charcoal, served with grilled baby carrots and fennel.

The new menu is available now.

Rosso is situated at 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BG

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