Monday 5 August 2013

Kaleido, Manchester

A restaurant that I have visited a couple of times over the last few months situated at the top of the National Football Museum but not gotten round to writing up.  It’s a shame that it has turned into a tribute post and a farewell to Kaleido as they have closed down.  Although I’ve since read that they may be re-launching after the summer season.

Over a few visits I tried the following:

Seared scallops with artichoke veloute, truffle & pancetta. This was a lovely dish, one of the best scallop starters I have had. The pancetta was extremely crisp and the sauce was scrumptious.

8oz 21 day ‘dry’ aged sirloin steak, which came medium rare as I asked for and was presented on a board with half a bulb of garlic, café de Paris butter, triple cooked chips and a token side salad. Unfortunately the chips were really tough to cut or bite into, I love chips but these ones did not do it for me.

Whole lobster poached and grilled, again with a café de Paris butter, salad and mashed potato. The lobster was slightly watery as it just tasted like it was just poached, I prefer lobster to be grilled.

A few of the dishes which my friends ordered:

Caramelised duck breast, sweet potato, spiced aubergine and piquant jus

MSC certified crispy cod, mushy peas, triple cooked chips

Fleetwood Sea bass, saffron, chorizo, mussels, salsify, parsley, a nicely presented dish!

A selection of our desserts included:

Warm apple & almond cake, toasted almond ice cream

Banana baked Alaska, miso tar, very interesting presentation!

I was looking forward to go back and taste their new menu; but I guess we just have to wait to hear what plans Kaleido have next. For now, I wish everyone at Kaleido good luck with your future plans! 

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