Last week I’ve been invited to Intu Trafford Centre to join other fashion and food bloggers for a magic trip around the globe of international cuisines sampling dishes from 6 different places. It seemed like a perfect event for me since I come to dine at Trafford Centre almost every week and despite being quite familiar with some of the places menus I was excited to discover new culinary gems from across the world
Our meeting point was 360 Champagne and Cocktails bar HERE where we sampled elderflower martini – strong and dry with a hint of lemon – great starter drink!
Next we “traveled ” to Little France – Cafe Rouge where we’ve been served just recently added to thier menu dish – Ceviche de Saumon, an incredibly tasty sliced salmon marinated in chilli, red and spring onion dazzled with fresh coriander with spritz of olive oil. The wine which accompanied this culinary piece of art was Saint Etalon Sauvignon Blanc – a truly perfect match.
For Italian dips we stopped at Carluccios , an undoubted leader of italian cuisine’s versatility. Crispy fried pepolata and mozzarella rice balls served with pepper mayonnaise was just the acme of perfection but my “numero uno” was Sicilian chilled sweet aubergine stew with toasted focaccia. And, of course, no Italian restaurant would be complete without a selection of antipasti – our table was crammed with parma ham, mortadella and salamis. It felt like I was on holiday in Sorrento!
In Las Iguanas we were offered ” street style ” empanadas pasties with brie&mango and tender lamb&mint, churrasco skewers, Peruvian olives and totopos followed by mango and pecan salad with avocado – we were lucky participants of a tapas marathon enjoying the dishes from across Latin America. Que rico!
Then we headed into Japanese/Korean place Wokooshi – the only restaurant in Trafford centre run by a family. We started with a traditional Japanese dish Salmon Teppanyaki accompanied by mildly peppered teppanyaki vegetables and rice which was followed by Korean Spicy Chicken Bibimbap (signature korean dish made up of steamed rice served in hot store bowl) culminating into delicious Beef Bulgogi marinated in soy sauce , sugar and black pepper. I have experienced a sort of tasteful meditation – real oriental magic.
Our final stop ( at Trafford Centre’s most secret location -The Captain’s Table) was all about dessert. Each blogger was allocated a number so everyone was really curious about what she will be served. When my dessert appeared in front of me It was so obvious that I won this ” lottery”- CHURROS Y PASTEL DE QUESO CON CARAMELO! A rich and indulgent cheesecake layered with crisp churros and toffee sauce all made by La Tasca was a sweet heaven, without a doubt my favourite dessert ever!
PR team did a great job in organising such a fantastic event, I really enjoyed my ” gourmet”evening full of delicious food and wonderful people.
Thank you all for reading, speak soon X
Thank you Jason Lock for the pictures
My Secret desert from La Tasca