The Beagle weren't giving us much time to say our goodbyes to the old menu but their launch evening was perfectly timed with the start of a wave of beautiful weather in Manchester so we didn't mind too much. As should be done on all sunny Thursdays (which as you know are the new Fridays), we met up on the terrace with fabulous friends (including the most lovely blogging twosome you will meet - Manchester Foodies) for some pints and some yummy street food! Yeah boyyy!
My favourite street food man of the evening with a surprisingly large number of veggie options turned out to be Mr Roaming Pinchos. It was his debut event and I was proud to be one of his first ever customers. He seemed a bit nervous at first which I could identify with as I too am bricking it about our forthcoming street food adventures so I went to chat to him again at the end and he seemed very happy at how it had all gone; this made me pleased.
I tried his Pinchos tasting plate which was my favourite snack of the evening and involved tasty little toppings on toasty bread from Épicerie Ludo - I particularly enjoyed the Tuna Tartare with Avocado Purée and thought it was very nice to have Mock Chorizo as an alternative to the Serrano Ham.
I did return later for a portion of Mock Chorizo Salad with Butterbeans and Tomatoes which was fresh and healthy, perfect for a warm evening eating outside.
Of course there was also plenty on offer for the meat eaters and my meaty friends also ate very well. Our Levy neighbours The Moocher were certainly turning a few heads with their freshly barbecued meats and huge slabs of bread. I loved the sound of the Wild Garlic Mayo on their Veal Steak sandwich and Bailey said this was spot on, although my friend Beth wished there'd been more mayo on it - I wouldn't blame her, it sounded gorgeous.
|Boquerones in Cava Vinegar from The Roaming Pinchos|