Six By Nico Is Bringing The Vibrant Spirit Of Mexico To Manchester This Month

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Six By Nico Is Bringing The Vibrant Spirit Of Mexico To Manchester This Month

Six by Nico has announced its latest six-course menu.

Mexico may be on the other side of the world but the new dining experience at Six by Nico will draw guests even closer to Latin America.

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The restaurant is the brainchild of Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone and is based in the former Roc & Rye site in Manchester’s Spring Gardens. And is home to a series of carefully curated and constantly evolving menu concepts that change every six weeks.

After celebrated its opening last month with a chippie-inspired menu, Chef Nico will bring the vibrant spirit of modern Mexico to Manchester, with a contemporary and refined take on its traditional food and drink.

Inspired by the country’s extensive and sophisticated culinary culture, chef Nico said ‘Mexico’ aims to transport diners from the hazy cactus deserts of Tijuana to the vibrant, bustling streets of Mexico City with each course.

He said the six-course tasting menu will be rich in colour with flavours that will combine elements of both contemporary Mexican street food and ancient culinary classics, to provide guests with a taste of the country’s flavourful history.

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The six-course ‘Mexico’ tasting menu will include:

Amuse Bouche – Lettuce, Lime Leaf & Avocado Gazpacho, Pico De Gallo Salsa.

Blow-Torched Mackerel– Watermelon, Green Cilantro Taco, Whipped Creme Fraiche.

Fresh Burrata – Green Chilli Salsa Verde, Cucumber Ketchup, Garden Herbs, Green Tomato Tostada.

Sea Bass – White Bean Hash, Chorizo, Pumpkin, Squid Ink & Lemon Emulsion.

Pork Belly– Barbecued Elote, Crispy Fried Cornichon, Roasted Quince.

Chocolate Cremeux – Banana Ice Cream, Vanilla & Agave Gel, Candied Hazelnuts, Chocolate Taco, Banana Crisp.

There will also be the option for diners to add additional snacks, with choices including a Hard Shell Chicken Leg or Jackfruit Taco with Guacamole, Pico De Gallo Salsa, Spiced Emulsion and Gordal Olives at £5 per person.

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Chef Nico Simeone said:

“I think our Mexico themed tasting menu gives guests the opportunity to try different colours, textures and flavours that they may not have discovered before.

“Mexican food is fantastic with a lot of flair, colours and we aim to offer a diverse and delicious range of dishes that bring the culture and history of the country altogether in one bite.

“We want to bring to life our interpretations of contemporary Mexican cooking. People these days are much more familiar with Mexican dishes.

“Al pastor, quesadillas, mole, carnitas, barbacoa, chipotle and taco are all part of our culinary vocabulary now and Six by Nico are excited to introduce our guests to some thrilling Mexican inspired dishes”.

Photo: Chef Nico

Diners can book a table now for ‘Mexico’ from August 20th. Open from midday, Tuesday through to Sunday, each six-course menu will be available from noon to night.

The menu will be priced from £29 per person with the option to enjoy an expertly selected wine and specialist drinks pairing for an additional £26. There is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as snack sides.

Mexico will run from August 20 until September 29. To make a reservation click here.

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