Dinner in the dark at Manchester’s 20 Stories Blackout evening

Here’s what’s on the menu in case you can’t see what’s on your plate at the swish Spinningfields restaurant!

Popular Manchester restaurant 20 Stories is offering a dinner with a difference in January as it turns out all the lights for a Blackout evening.

Dining in the dark has been a quirky trend for some time, with some foodies believing it heightens a diner’s focus on the flavours of the food.

And 20 Stories at Spinningfields is flipping the switch on its usual grand panoramic views and offering a new four-course menu for a Blackout Dinner on Sunday 30 January.

20 Stories - Blackout Dinner in Manchester

20 Stories marketing Manager Becky Wilkes said: “Plunging our restaurant into complete darkness promises to be an unforgettable evening. Since launching the Blackout Dinner, it has been a favourite in our calendar and following a hugely successful sell out event in October, we are really looking forward to hosting what promises to be another incredible evening.”

20 Stories will turn off its lights and tables will be lit only by candlelight and the lights of Manchester outside.

What’s on the menu?

Guests will be welcomed with a bespoke Monkey 47 Gin cocktail.

Among the culinary highlights is a starter of goats’ cheese mousse, poached pear, kohlrabi, chicory and walnut plus pan-fried sea bream, Jerusalem artichoke & truffle orzo, wild mushroom, chicken, and chive butter.

The main course is Leven Farm duck breast, beetroot, kale, spiced butter, and miso sauce. Vegetarian options will be available on the evening.

Dessert will be a chocolate dome served with honeycomb and warm caramel sauce.

Tickets are priced at £55 per person.

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