Last week I had the opportunity to try out the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester for the first time. Although I have walked past Hard Rock many a time, I have never been in, let alone eaten there. An invitation to sample the new menu and cocktails whilst being pampered by Clarins was definitely going to be accepted. Thank you to Emma, the Sales and Marketing manager for hosting a wonderful night.
The cocktails on arrival were so delicious. I had a blue coloured drink that tasted like Pina Colada, so fresh and fruity. I also had a cheeky strawberry and banana flavoured cocktail too. They were ever so nice and very moreish. I think I could have had more than two if I didn’t have work the next day!
The food. Oh what can I say about the food but WOW! I have only taken 2 pictures of the offerings for some reaso. I was probably too busy stuffing my face to take pictures, but anyway. I can describe what I had!
Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta: Toasted artisan bread topped with herb cream cheese and marinated Roma tomatoes and fresh basil, served with a drizzle of basil oil and shaved Parmesan. Simply amazing.
Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad: Baby arugula, thinly sliced grilled chicken, spicy pecans, dried cranberries and fresh oranges tossed in lemon balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled feta cheese
Mozzarella and Plum tomato wrapped in a basil leaf and drizzled with balsamic glaze
Smoked salmon bruschetta with creme fraiche and chives
Mini sliders: Juicy burger topped with tangy sauce and cheese, with lettuce and tomato on a seeded bun.
Mini leek tartlets.
And i’m saving the best until last. Check out this amazing Oreo cheesecake. Now, bear in mind that this is a sampler and the real life size is that of a house brick with a thick crushed Oreo base and beautiful New York style cheesecake with baked in Oreos, topped with Oreos. It was amazing. I want a big slice right now as I’m drooling whilst I type!
The new menu is online at the Hard Rock Café so if you are passing one, I certainly suggest that you pop in. Even just for a slice of cheesecake! To finish the evening, we had complimentary hand and arm massages by the ladies from Clarins at House of Fraser and were invited for a complimentary facial and make over at a later date. More on that next week 🙂
Have you tried the Hard Rock Café Manchester? Do you think you’d be able to eat a full slice of cheesecake?!