Masons Media Initiation – Tuesday 17th October

The media’s verdict? Masons is going to be a huge success!

A Masons media lunch with 20 food journos as your opening event – what could possibly go wrong?

At Masons we don’t believe in doing things by halves – whether it’s portion sizes, the amount of martini in our cocktails, or our commitment to offering the very best personal service – we do everything we can to get things right.

So when we decided to have a media lunch to celebrate the opening of our new restaurant we decided to do it in style. We not only invited 20 of Manchester’s top food journalists and bloggers but we decided our visiting journalists should enjoy the full Masons experience – with a tasting menu of seven courses; and each dish served with it’s own wine pairing. Added to that we made sure our famous Masons martini trolley did the rounds – luckily we had warned the visiting media and food bloggers to leave the car at home!


The Masons Manchester Media Menu (mmmm…)

We wanted the journalists and bloggers at our media lunch to experience as much of the Masons Á la carte menu as possible. You can click here to see the secret table menu, dishes included Masons soon-to-be-famous Ham Hock and Mustard Terrine, Pan Fried Salmon and Duck Breast. At Masons we let our food and not the menu do the talking and all our familiar British dishes feature a world influence which is what makes our menu so special.

For example, our Duck Breast is served two ways – so we accompany our delicious medallions of succulent pink Gressingham duck breast with delicate duck samosa triangles, made from shredded duck legs with added ingredients including chopped spring onion, cumin, chilli and peas. This was a particular favourite of our discerning visitors from Manchester Confidential. You can read their review of their visit here.

The experts’ verdict

Our media tasting lunch lasted a mammoth three hours – and we could tell our journalists were having a good time as very few people left early. Infact we think a few would have liked to have stayed even longer!

We let all our media visitors tell us what they thought of Masons restaurant in a unique way – by putting either a black (for bad) or white (for good) ball in a special Freemasons-inspired receptacle (see photo below!).

We’re pleased to say that we got no black balls which was a big relief for our chefs and serving team.

Not only that we got lots of positive media coverage too – such as this article from the Manchester Evening News, this article from Manchester’s Finest and this from Manchester Finest’s Neil Sowerby (who Manchester Hall Director Deepa Parekh says “is a VIP VIP”).

We look forward to welcoming all our media friends back to Masons soon.

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