Manchester now has an Italian Christmas Market at Deansgate Square

Featuring the very best in authentic Italian food & drink, DJs, live music and more...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 13 December 2021

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Salvi’s and Deansgate Square have come together to host an Italian Christmas market, running from 27th Nov – 22nd Dec, ahead of the family-run restaurant group launching its very own eclectic food hub at the luxury development in the new year.

The Manchester favourite will be serving up the very best in authentic Italian food and drink from a two-tipi hub, four festive huts and a cosy fire-pit with complimentary blankets, along with DJs, live music, live entertainment, Christmas gifts, hampers, panettone and tiramisu making workshops, kids events, and seasonal extras aplenty.

As Salvi’s will be bringing sweet and savoury versions of its very special street food delicacy, the ​​famous soffietti to the party, grabbing a tipi tipple will be a must for most, and Italian beverage heavyweights Campari and Peroni have got you covered with their very own bars within the hub.

The Aperol and Campari Bar will be offering up a particularly bell jingling menu; the Hot Mulled Negroni (£8) is a Christmas combination of Campari, red wine, sweet vermouth, gin, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange, the Aperol Spritz (£8) is a mix of Aperol, prosecco and soda that gives a sweet orange taste with a light bitter finish, while the Italian mulled wine Vin Brule (£6) will warm those cockles on the coldest of days.

Next up, the Fig Negroni (£8) is a blend of Campari, sweet vermouth, gin and fig, the Hazelnut Negroni (£8) is made up of Campari, sweet vermouth and Frangelico, and the Negroni Sbagliato (£8) will tickle those buds with Campari, sweet vermouth and Prosecco.

Then there is the stylish Italian twist on the quintessential British G&T; the Campari G&T (£8) is vibrant red with bittersweet complexity, and there will also be Crodino, Chinotto, Cedrata and a selection of spirits on the top (sh)elf, as well house wines, Prosecco, Limoncello and all the soft drinks you’ll need.

The other tipi bar will be fully stocked with Peroni on draft (£4.50), as well as the alcohol free Peroni Libre (£4), while on selected nights of the week, Scran-ta Claus will be coming to town and the bar will be hosting a free-to-enter ‘Peroni and Pizza’ evening with live music and entertainment.

One of the four festive huts will be a Grotto of Salvi’s produce for the duration of the market, selling hampers, panettone cakes, oils, pasta, aprons, pasta sauces, cheese, salamis and limoncello, plus lots of surprises, while another will run from start to finish by Campari, serving hot mulled negronis, olives and taralli while the remaining two huts will be home to different vendors and offerings each week.

Throughout the run there will be live music every Thursday and Sunday, DJs every Friday and Sunday, lots of events with music and entertainment, interactive workshops including panettone and tiramisu making, as well as a variety of kids classes that will be announced very soon so keep your eyes on Salvi’s’ social channels for updates.

Over the weekends Pop-Up Club will host an indoor makers market selling independent brands’ gifts and homeware.

The Christmas markets at Deansgate Square will also see the introduction of the beautiful new Salvi’s branding as designed by Manchester’s Instruct Studio.

Salvi’s owner Maurizio Cecco said “We are so excited to be involved in the Christmas market at Deansgate Square; with our new venue opening there in early 2022 we want to create an authentic Italian festive wonderland for customers old and new. Come along for food, drinks, dancing, or just a chat if you’re passing… the Salvi’s door is always open.”

The Italian food hub at Deansgate Square joins Salvi’s’ already impressive venue portfolio made up of the Deli in the Corn Exchange selling high quality, authentic Italian produce and the Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant downstairs, as well as Salvi’s NQ on High Street in the Northern Quarter.

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