After an idyllic childhood hanging out with the locals of Prestwich (one of which is Nico of Nico and the Velvet Underground fame) and collecting a myriad of accolades, Aumbry is ready to spread its wings and test its fare on the big city. Whilst the Prestwich premises are refurbished, owner and head chef Mary-Ellen McTague is taking the concept, food and expertise to central Manchester for a wee city break. Famed for its use of fresh produce and quirky touches, its tasting menus have been known to make grown men weep with joy. We’ve heard that they achieve the subtle and rich flavours by cooking their food in angels tears; so urbanites, take the opportunity to fill your boots to the brim with heavenly morsels.
Welcoming the greedy from Tuesday 23rd September and running for five weeks, the intimate venue tucked round the back of Teacup creates a warm and humming atmosphere. The perfect setting in which to feast on plate upon plate of earthy yet modern delights such as slow cooked Cumbrian beef, oyster and pickled cockles, and fresh curds in hay ash, malt loaf, garlic and parsley. Banish the nut roast! Exile the stuffed mushroom! Oust the vegetable lasagne! With such delights as celeriac pickled beets, malted rye and mustard cream, 4244 Edge offers that rare thing…a genuinely enjoyable and inventive veggie option. Combining traditional recipes with technologically advanced techniques to outstanding success, Edge 4244 seems to have solved the modern condition in one pop-up.