Take a look at the festive menus for the best-dressed restaurant in town
WITH its sweeping marble bar, grand architecture, and stunning displays of fresh flowers, Rosso never has an off-day. But at Christmas it takes the glamour to a new level. When it comes to festive magic and party season excitement, it has to be one of Manchester's best restaurants.
It starts with the twinkling wall of lights decorating its Italianate exterior at the very top of King Street. Step inside and the scene is set further with a beautifully-dressed fireplace, silver and gold decorations, and a tables set for a celebration.
Stunning food in a beautiful setting with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Rosso knows how to make Christmas feel special.
The chefs at Rosso put a lot of thought and care into their festive menu. (If you've ever been to an Italian Christmas celebration you'll know they love this season and its special dishes.)
Their lunch and dinner menus for the Christmas season have just been published. Read on to find out what they've got planned.
Christmas Lunches at Rosso
£30 for three courses. Available from xxdatexx
Rosso's Christmas lunch menu has all our favourite flavours of the festive season - yet still feels fresh and inspired. Tempting starters include prosciutto and taleggio potato cake with spiced cucumber relish, and a smoked trout and lemon zest gremolata on crostini.
Turkey headlines the mains, of course. Rosso's has all the best parts of an Italian Christmas dinner: turkey escalope, pulled turkey leg with sage and cranberries, pancetta-wrapped chipolata, and a bay-leaf scented gravy.
Other luxurious options include slow-roasted pork belly, chicken breast with fig and chestnut stuffing, roasted loin of cod with beluga lentils, burnt lemon and caper butter sauce, and a wild mushroom and squash wellington.
For the finale, they will be serving their Albero di Natale (Christmas Tree) dessert. It's a chocolate-coated eggnog Christmas tree with a chocolate orange centre. It sounds even more Christmassy than Christmas pudding, if that's possible.
Christmas Evening Menu at Rosso
£45 for three courses. Available from xxdatexx
Rosso's Christmas evening menu hits all the high notes too. Start with a salad of lobster, smoked halibut and king prawn, or a griddled buffalo mozzarella wrapped in speck and served with a quince and pear mostarda.
The mains feature that same traditional roast turkey as the lunch menu. Other highlights include a fillet steak with black truffle butter, sea bass fillets with chili fried prawns, and lasagne made with braised veal shank.
Their show-stopping Albero di Natale will be served for dessert; with chocolate, egg nog, and chocolate orange, it ticks all the boxes for an indulgent festive pudding.
Stunning food in a beautiful setting with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Rosso knows how to make Christmas feel special. Why not book your table today?
How to book Christmas at Rosso
To book your table, Rosso require a deposit* of £20 per person for every party of seven and more people. All tables on Fridays and Saturdays will be required to pay a deposit regardless of party size.
Smaller party sizes can book through Rosso's website during the week. For all other bookings please call Rosso on 0161 832 1400 (ideally in office hours) and they will get you booked in.