63 Degrees ~ New menu, lunchtime special & a tasting menu

Written by on June 27, 2012 in Eats, Eats News, Places to Eat, Restaurants - 2 Comments
63 Degrees

63 Degrees brings a taste of Paris to the Northern Quarter from the Moreau family.

63 Degrees Restaurant

After living in Manchester for more than a year, son Alexandre convinced father and Head Chef Eric to move from Paris and open a Moreau family restuaurant at the base of the Light Building on Church Street.

Loin of lamb with lemon thyme, caramelised upside-down tomato tart, reduced lamb jus

Loin of lamb with lemon thyme, caramelised upside-down tomato tart, reduced lamb jus

An expression of modern French cuisine the restaurant uses only locally sourced, fresh ingredients and a style of cooking to delight the senses and convey a whole new world of taste.

Scallops

Pan-fried scallops with caramelised fennel and vegetable shavings

So what is 63 Degrees? – Well apparently it’s the perfect temperature to serve coffee at, and now the perfect temperature to slow cook poultry to give it a taste like nothing you’ve ever had before. It is a style perfected by Head Chef Eric Moreau and is a signature style well worth trying.

Eric Moreau, 63 Degrees

Open for a while now, 63 Degrees has been garnering rave reviews from the local press and residents and you can count me amongst them! The food is of the highest quality and is matched with an exceptional wine list and even better levels of service that you can only get from a family run restaurant.

Gilt-head bream tartare with avocado, tomato and basil

Gilt-head bream tartare with avocado, tomato and basil

Lunch Time Special

If you have a little more time on your hands or a little less pressure to return to work you might want to consider the 2 course lunch special. At just £18 for 2 exquisite courses this really is a treat for lunch and while the choices may be a little more limited than the a la carte menu the quality of the dishes is not compromised. Choose from the following;

Starters:
– Pea cream with mint, giant prawn with saffron
– Grilled vegetable compression and pecorino
– Chef’s terrine with tomato chutney
Grilled vegetable compression and pecorino

Grilled vegetable compression and pecorino

Mains:
– 63°chicken breast, morel mushroom sauce, gratin dauphinois, roasted cherry tomatoes
– Provençal ratatouille and crispy potato
– Cod steak, butter sauce with olives and purple basil, mashed potatoes with Provençal olive oil
Desserts:
– Surprise crème brûlée
– Breton shortbread, peppermint whipped cream, raspberries
– Coffee with mini-desserts
Breton shortbread, cream & raspberries

Breton shortbread, peppermint whipped cream & raspberries

Tasting Menu ~ Available every Tuesday, 5 courses for £24.50

To get a real taste for what is on offer at 63 Degrees why not give the Tasting Menu a try. With 5 courses, including the most French of dishes, Frogs legs and the house special 63 Degrees cooked chicken breast all for just £24.50 this is a great way to get a taste of Paris.

– Melon minestrone with a touch of pesto {v}
– Frogs legs with cress
– Cod steak, butter sauce with olives and purple basil, mashed potatoes with Provençale olive oil
– 63° chicken breast, morel mushroom sauce, gratin dauphinois and roasted cherry tomatoes {s}
– Breton shortbread, peppermint whipped cream, raspberries

63 Degrees / 20 Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PN

Tel: 0161 832 5438
www.63degrees.co.uk