Canto

El Gato Negro & Canto Recognised In The Michelin Guide 2021

This week saw some welcome good news for the hospitality industry as the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021  was unveiled.

There was much to celebrate at El Gato Negro as the acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the fifth year running.

The King St restaurant is the only Manchester city centre establishment to be honoured with a Michelin Bib Gourmand in this year’s list and to receive the accolade for five consecutive years.  El Gato Negro, Manchester, is led by Head Chef Milan Sojka for whom this is personally a second accolade, having also steered the King St restaurant to success in 2020.

Introduced in 1955 the Michelin Bib Gourmand list puts a spotlight on restaurants for providing “exceptionally good food at moderate prices.”

Providing further cause for celebration sister restaurant Canto was also listed by the prestigious guide.  Launched in September 2018 in the heart of Cutting Room Square, Ancoats, the Mediterranean tapas restaurant has, under the tutelage of Creative Director and Chef Patron Simon Shaw, and Head Chef Carlos Gomes, quietly established itself as one of Ancoats’ best restaurants and bars, loved for its laidback atmosphere and consistently good small plates.

Speaking on the success of El Gato Negro and Canto, Chef Patron and Creative Director Simon Shaw said: “In what has been such a tough year for everyone, to get the news that we have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand is incredible and has given all involved a real lift.  It is one thing to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand but to keep it is massive and a real testament to the work of Milan and the team.

“To see Canto listed alongside El Gato Negro is something else.  To be recognised by the Michelin Guide in such a short space of time is a great achievement and hopefully something we can build upon from here.  He’s not a fan of the spotlight but this is deserved recognition for Carlos, and I couldn’t be more pleased for him.  It’s exciting to think what we could continue to achieve.”

El Gato Negro is one of the country’s most celebrated modern Spanish restaurants and Canto a real rising star.  We couldn’t be more proud to work with the team and are raising a glass to all involved.

Read more at The Business Desk, I Love Manchester, Manchester Evening News, and Manchester Confidential amongst others.

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A STRONG OFFICIAL LAUNCH

This week, after an incredible run of client launch events, we paused to announce one more – our own.   On Monday March 2nd we raised a glass to the official launch of The Strong Agency, and what an occasion it has been.

We’ve been blown away by the response enjoyed and are grateful to everyone that has taken the time to get in touch and wish us well.  If you missed the announcement you can read about it on PR WeekProlific North or Response Source,.  You can, of course, also follow us here for all our latest news.

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NEW SEASONAL MENU AT CANTO

Popular Mediterranean tapas restaurant, Canto, has introduced a new autumn / winter menu and it’s warming hearts and souls.

Featuring a range of new dishes including popular and returning best-sellers, we’ve had the pleasure of unveiling the new seasonal menu to the media and inviting reviewers to sample Head Chef Gomes’ own personal favourites.  The response has been as incredible as the food, with widespread praise and coverage for the Ancoats restaurant, including kind words from Frank Lampard who, in a recent interview with The Sportsman, cited the restaurant as “his favourite place to eat in the entire world, well, Manchester.”

Located in the heart of Cutting Room Square, Canto has established itself as one of the fashionable district’s key destinations.  With lots of exciting developments in the pipeline we’re looking forward to 2020.

To make a reservation please contact [email protected] or call 0161 870 5904.

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