Entries by blackcatboss

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Charity Polo Day: giddy up for a fundraising grand day out

El Gato Negro and our chef Patron Simon Shaw is proud to be supporting Hospitality Action’s inaugural Charity Polo Day on Sunday 25 June. Held at the beautiful Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth, near Tarporley, this is a superb opportunity to raise funds for the leading charity in our industry, which celebrates its 180th birthday […]

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El Gato Negro moves up to 78th place in National Restaurant Awards

Yesterday Simon and the team headed to London to join the great and good for the 2017 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards at the Hurlington Club in London. After the surprise and honour of our debut placement last year at 81 the team celebrated an even higher ranking of 78th in the UK on this year’s prestigious industry list, […]

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Celebrating King Street Festival 2017

This weekend sees the return of the fabulous King Street Festival; a celebration of shopping, food, drink art and live music. It’s running along the whole length the street which lies at the heart of Manchester city centre, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. We’ll be joining in the festivities alongside our fellow neighbours and traders. Chef Patron […]

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Our new spring menus are here

With the recent spell of sunshine and warm weather, a profusion of flowers and leaves everywhere, and the very welcome return of longer evenings, it’s definitely springtime in the city. Spring always brings new growth and change, and we’re delighted to announce the introduction of new menus for spring 2017 at El Gato Negro. Simon and […]

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Recipe: Simon’s Creme Catalan

Ah, Creme Catalan. Such a simple, yet perfect combination of flavours and textures. Everyone seems to love shattering the topping and breaking into the delicate orange-scented delights below. I’ve always loved Crème brûlée but when I first visited Spain I had this and thought the orange zest in the Spanish version made a great thing even better. Our customers […]

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El Gato Negro wins City Life’s ‘Best Restaurant’ 2016 award

Last night we were thrilled to be revealed as the winners of CityLife Awards 2016’s ‘Best Restaurant‘ category at a ceremony at Crazy Pedro’s in Manchester. El Gato Negro was shortlisted alongside some of Manchester’s brightest and best restaurants so we’re honoured to have been voted as the city’s best, winning with more than a third of the public […]