Last night critics once again dropped their pens and picked up their pans to feed a restaurant full of the North West's best chefs and restaurateurs and raised £19,000.
Held in conjunction with the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show, Too Many Critics Manchester took place on Monday 14th March at Brazilian Restaurant Fazenda, hosted by BBC food and wine presenter Nigel Barden.
Both national and regional food critics put their skills to the test, including Bill Knott (Financial Times) Emily Heward (Manchester Evening News), Mark “Gordo” Garner (Manchester Confidential) and Ruth Allan (Manchester Wire and Time Out Manchester). Unlike previous years, the critics were not able to hide in the kitchen and instead selected one of Fazenda’s meat cuts and designed their very own marinade to accompany it. They then prepared the meal before carving and serving their dish ‘Brazilian-style’ for each guest at the table, pasadore style.
Our critics were judged by a room of 150 top chefs and restaurateurs who decided that the winning dish was Ruth Allan’s chicken Ethiopian Doro Wat marinade which will be available in Fazenda for two weeks, with proceeds going to Action Against Hunger.
Follow all the activity from the evening on Twitter using #TooManyCritics and @ACF_UK