Kantina Food Festival: Two Michelin-Starred Chefs Have Created An Intimate Sunday Feast

Simon Martin of Mana and Paul Leonard of Forest Side have joined forces....

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 12 May 2021

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Taking place from Friday 28th May – Monday 31st May, the KANTINA WEEKENDER will be held at the iconic Escape to Freight Island at Depot Mayfield, and will be a huge celebration of food and drink in all of its depth and diversity.

The line-up has been curated with a passion for incredible food, craft-beers, new-world wines and liquors, and features an impressive list of special partners and next level collaborations, with two of the UK’s best and most exciting chefs coming together for a one-off ‘feast’ on Sunday 30th May.

The man himself – Simon Martin

Fully curated, intimate affairs with one-off menus and wines made by the world’s most innovative producers, ‘KANTINA FEAST: Sunday 30th May’ will feature Michelin star Chefs Simon Martin (Mana) and Paul Leonard (Forest Side) joining forces to create a feast to remember.

They’ll be joined by London’s Natural Wine provocateurs, Top Cuvée and the formidable Emma Underwood running Front of House.

Spring Branch, Creme fraiche and Verbena

Cured Chalk Stream Trout
Gooseberries preserved from the summer of 2020

Beef Tartare that tastes like Beef

Beetroots cooked all day in their own Juice
Smoked Cods Roe – Cultured Sheep’s Yoghurt

Native Lobster barbecued over Forest Pine
Sauce made from the Heads – Brassicas from our Garden

Salt aged Duck hung over burning Grapevines, bread sauce
Potato Bread and Liquamen

Brown Butter and Yeast Parfait
Toasted Barley – Dark Chocolate

Doughnut, Wild beach Rose

KANTINA FEASTS will also feature an exciting collaboration between Manchester’s Higher Ground, who will be presenting a 7-course menu alongside food superstars Daniel Willis & Johnny Smith, Dom the Somm and Charlie Mellor of Hackney’s The Laughing Heart.

These are just a small part of the packed KANTINA WEEKENDER line-up – which you can find more information on right here:




Dates: Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th May

Kantina Feasts are an added experience which need to be booked separately. Ticket holders of Kantina Weekender who wish to attend Kantina Feast can book accordingly and request a refund of the original £35 ticket to the contact details in your booking confirmation email.

Tickets can be bought in pairs for up to 6 people. Any tickets bought in the same booking will be automatically seated together.

Tickets: £90 + booking fee per ticket.
All bookings subject to a £1 transaction fee

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