It’s almost summer – although you may not think it, with rain coming down, heaters back on – it’s pretty grim out there.  So we’re taking a look at some of the events coming up at 2015 Masterchef winner Simon Wood’s Wood Manchester over the Summer to put a bit of sunshine back in your life:

19 June – Meat and Mead
Join Wood Manchester for an evening of meat and mead as they serve up the most majestic of meats, the Tomahawk steak, with a selection of locally made Meads for guests to try at this one off event.
The team will bring a hint of Game of Thrones to the restaurant, as they partner with C&O Wines to bring diners a brilliant new range of locally sourced Mead paired with Wood’s famous Tomahawk steaks! The Ye Olde English beverage comes in a variety of flavours and is vegetarian and vegan friendly made by a real life Druid from the Lancashire Mead Company.
Tickets are priced at £60 for a Tomahawk, two sides and a sauce to share and a Mead tasting. A mead flight to accompany the meal will also be available to purchase on the night.
Spaces are limited the event starts at 6.30 pm on 19th June, book in advance by calling the restaurant on 0161 236 5211.

26 July – New World vs. Old World Wine Dinner
Join Wood for an exploration of the very best of new and old world wines accompanied by a five course tasting menu from Simon Wood and his team.
Enjoy dinner and drinks served in the private dining room as Wood’s wine expert talks guests through the differences in wines between the different regions.
Dinners can be catered to vegetarians but this event won’t be suitable for vegans or available as a dairy free option. There are only 16 places available from 6.30pm on 26 July.  Book by calling the restaurant on 0161 236 5211.

9 August – MasterChef Menu Night
Since becoming MasterChef Champion in 2015, Simon’s winning menu has evolved a little over the years but the flavours that the judges loved have only got better. Dine at Wood, experience Simon’s winning menu and hear about how he has developed his cooking since his time on the show in this one off dinner on Friday 9th August in Wood’s private dining room. The meal will include:
Wild Mushroom Raviolo | Sage | Chestnut | Pangrattato
Anjou Squab | Bacon Butty Bread Sauce | Radicchio | Thyme
Citrus Tutti-frutti
Plus bread, amuse bouche and Simon’s signature snacks.
Tickets are available for £75pp including a champagne reception.
Guests can add a signed copy of Simon’s book for £20.
Booking via the WoodManchester website.

Wednesdays – Wood Wednesday
Diners have the chance to dine from the theatre and five course tasting menus for longer every Wednesday.
These menus are normally only available until 6.30pm, but on Wednesday guests can enjoy two courses from the theatre menu for £22.50, three for £27.50 or enjoy five dishes from Simon Wood’s blind tasting all evening. The five course tasting menu is a great way to be introduced to Simon’s fine dining mid-week!
Advance booking is essential. Please call 0161 236 5211 and quote ‘WOOD WEDNESDAY’.

Celebrating three years of hard work deserves a real treat. Look no further than Simon Wood’s graduation menu. Treat the family to three courses for £27.50 plus a complimentary glass of fizz and signature snacks, bread and petit fours from Simon.
Advance booking is essential. Please call 0161 236 5211 and quote ‘GRADUATION’ meal.