A return visit to Kro bar, but a first visit for Mrs MOFAD. We’ve both been to Manchester separately, but this weeked was the first time we’ve been here together. Shortly after this, we are off to the Apollo for Hacienda Classical, which is exactly what it sounds like. A full orchestra playing some classic dance tracks from the glory days of the Hacienda, with Graeme Park and Mike Pickering on the decks.
Before that though, dinner, and Kro bar was perfectly situated halfway between our hotel and the venue, so we went there after my recommendation from previous visits. Nothing appears to have changed in the last 2 years, which is a good things as far as I’m concerned.
We started at the bar and ordered some drinks, a Mango Cider from Lilley’s Cider for Mrs MOFAD (sweet and easy drinking):-
and a pint of Our Town by Brightside Brewing Company for me, a bitter and hoppy ale with Columbus hops:-
On to dinner. Plenty of things to choose from, small plates to start, various hot sandwiches, Danish dogs (as in sausage, not actual dog), “Danwiches” (open sandwiches), burgers (although the schnitzel burger from my last visit has gone), salads, meat or fish platters, fish’n’chips and more. Mrs MOFAD opted for salmon and prawn papardelle, a creamy sauce with smoked salmon, prawns, peas and fresh dill served over pasta ribbons.
My choice was the Schnitzel, a breaded pork escalope served on sautéed potatoes
and topped with a fried egg and beetroot.
This was a good schnitzel, just like last time. Crisp on the outside, soft in the middle, with the sautéed potatoes following suit. A bit more salad might have been good, but a few good leaves did the job (no limp iceberg here). A decent dinner, and I’ll probably be back next year for my next Manchester trip.
The gig was brilliant, as you might expect.