Hatch is where it’s happening – providing the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch or an after-work beer. With a brand new trio of street food traders now settled into the courtyard MCRhookup.com were invited down to enjoy an extra special evening. Welcome to Hatch Supper Club.
We hit up Hatch’s Supper Club to test drive the tasty treats the new kids are plating up. Snuggled in a super cute setting amongst the trees and festoon lighting the courtyard at Hatch is always a great spot but thanks to The Beehive Flowers & Nordic Muse the tables were all looking a bit posh. The night was designed to showcase each trader’s strengths, and actually as it turned out some brave off-piste options, we were ready to tuck into a 4 course dinner paired with natural wines and a quirky soundtrack courtesy of Stutter and Twitch.
Firebird Hope (weirdly now the old guard at Hatch despite only having opened a couple of months back) were big and brave and went first with, shockingly, not a chicken dish. Their Poke starter was outstanding. Chris, Firebird’s Chef, out did himself with this one. The salmon fillet dressed with soy sauce, sesame oil, koji, spring onion, sesame seeds, togarashi and coriander served on sushi rice was phenomenally good. Love + Labour may have moved on physically from Hatch but they’re still very much present in spirit, or wine as the case may be. Chateau Des Tour Gendres was the weapon of choice for the first course and very nice it was too.
So the first newcomer of the night was up next, Mama Z.”On a mission to share her love of Filipino cuisine” she had big shoes to fill after that salmon, did she manage it? Course she did! We enjoyed the excellent Bicol Express – belly pork cooked in shrimp paste, coconut and chilli served again with rice. A brilliant balance of the heat from the chilli and sweetness of the coconut all soaked up into that pork belly, simple yet sophisticated. Wine wise we’d now moved on to a chilled glass of Riesling Vom Berg.
Third and final sort of savoury dish time and Woks Cluckin are on the pans. Keen on fresh, tasty, Pan-Asian street food, these girls do a mean Korean fried chicken with kimchi dish but on this occasion we tried something a bit different. Nyonya Curry Laksa, thats chicken cooked in a coconut broth with noodles and beansprouts topped with cucumber and garnish. Pho in style this dish helped mix up the Menu once again and was paired with maybe the most ‘out there’ wine of the evening; Pheasant’s Tears – Rkatsiteli Bodbiskhevi (Georgia).
Full, full, full, is there even room for T’Arricrii‘s course?! Go on then… these Sicilian brothers debut their brand new concept at Hatch. Specialising in arancini of multiple varieties (meat, fish and veggie options), juices made with Sicilian fruits and cannolos – it was the latter we sampled. Crisp biscuit waffle filled with ricotta cheese cream, garnished with pistachios and chocolate. Bliss. Love + Labour nailed it again with their choice of dessert wine – Chateau De Rau, Rivesaltes Ambre.
Overall an outstanding experience. MCRhookup.com have been fans of Hatch from Day 1 so it’s fantastic to see the space evolve and give the opportunity to more small indie businesses to show off their passion and produce. That’s what Hatch does best, it’s an incubator – not just of talent but of fun and freedom to express yourself and experience new things. Defiantly go and see for yourself.
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HATCH – Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED