Simon Rogan at ” The French ” , The Midland Hotel , Manchester.

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Mr Rogan makes the move into Manchesters Midland hotel and Tuesday 12th March will see the doors opening to a very exciting start to the fine dining scene and fingers crossed the Michelin stars back into the city again. I was fortunate enough to be invited down yesterday to a preview of what the new look ” The French ” restaurant is going to be producing over the next few weeks. I believe there will be 2 multi course tasting menus in true Rogan style , a small and a large ( itll be something like a 5 and a 10 course choice i would expect.). Here`s a wee sneak preview of what delights await.


 Little tasters… Wafers of Eel


A selection of “The French ” Bread – White , Wholemeal and Beer.


Artichoke broth and English Truffle Dumplings.



Ox with Coal oil , Pumpkin seeds, Kohlrabi and sunflower shoots.



Dorset Crab salad.



A selection of Early Spring offerings –  New seasons baby salad leaves, vegetables , herbs and flowers with Lovage salt.


 Sole with Scallops.


Yewtree farm Herdwick Hoggett with Ewes milk emulsion.


Cumbrian Rose Veal with lentils and Mushrooms


Pear / biscuit


Sasparilla 3 ways…. ” Sass n Soda “



Little treats with coffee.


The Restaurant interior.


The most amazing lights , each light took 4 days to hang.Every individual crystal was hand cut to length….like asteroids crashing to earth , Stunning.



Me and the ole Rogmeister.

the french , simon rogan

He`s a good mate , i just can`t understand why i drive him nuts.

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Preparations underway for our 15 seconds of ITV fame….watch out on Tuesday.P1020805                         P1020924  french Panorama2

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hungry Hoss says:

    Phenomenal pictures as usual Alan!

  2. brian says:

    Good photos how come you are not 20 stone

  3. islandmomma says:

    Mouth-watering, envy-inducing, gorgeous photos and descriptions. I’m from the north west of England, and lived a couple of years in Manchester. Every time I’ve visited in recent years it seems to have been in a sorry state (not been in the last 8 years or so), and so I loved reading this. I hope it’s a sign of the city’s renaissance! And I am starting to save to eat at the Midland the next time I’m there!

  4. lolalovelola says:

    Reblogged this on Food&Wine. and commented:
    Beautiful pictures of Simon Rogan @ The French in Manchester – aka the man who made two of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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