Manchester Professionals’ Dinner Club – Monday 30 September 2019

  • When: September 30, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Where: DISHOOM MCR, 32 BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 3BT
  • Summary: Manchester Law Society is delighted to announce that our next Professionals’ Dinner Club is taking place at DISHOOM MANCHESTER.
  • Details:

    MANCHESTER LAW SOCIETY’S

    P R O F E S S I O N A L S’   D I N N E R   C L U B

    MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

    TIME: 6.00pm for 6.30pm

    VENUE: DISHOOM MCR, 32 BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 3BT

    COST: £40.00+VAT

    INCLUDES – GLASS OF BUBBLES ON ARRIVAL, SHARING PLATES AND HALF A BOTTLE OF WINE OR SOFT DRINK

    The grade II listed grandeur of the former Freemason’s lodge on Bridge Street makes an impressive canvas for Dishoom, which pays loving homage to the old Irani cafes popular in 1960s Bombay. Once the fabric of life in Bombay they were opened, from Colonial times onwards, by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, and fed everybody well, from boot polisher to baroness! In their peak, there were over 400 of these cafes. Today, however few than 30 remain.

    The restaurant is both grand and casual and has an air of faded elegance. Antique ceiling fans and furniture, sourced from thieves markets in Mumbai, are set against restored, original parquet floors and stained glass windows – a culture clash that continues on the menu, which mixes up traditional Iranian and Indian dishes with Dishoom’s interpretation of British breakfasts like its famous bacon naan.

    Would you know the tiled yellow floor in the picture above is an exact replica of the floor of Mumbai’s Masonic Lodge if you didn’t read it here? Or that the portraits that hang in the back dining room are specially-commissioned replicas of original paintings of the Indian Masons’ Grand Masters? Probably not. But it tells you something about Dishoom’s respect for the building and its heritage, and their determination to do it justice.

    The Permit Room Bar is named after the law brought in with the Bombay Prohibition Act in 1949, (and never officially repealed), that drinkers must have a licence to buy liquor, and some of the cocktails are sold in ‘pegs’ – the measures that alcohol would be prescribed in, in miniature glass bottles. It’s the kind of thoughtful touch that runs throughout the restaurant.

    And for every meal they serve, they donate a meal to a child in the UK or India who would otherwise go hungry. A meal for a meal.

    Why not come along and try out this wonderful place for yourself?

    To book your place online, please click HERE

    OR to simply view the menu, please download and return the completed  Application Form
    to holliehirst@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk

    Please note payment MUST be received prior to the event.

    By booking a place on this event you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found at here

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