It’s not just the leaves being swept up by the wind but it’s us too as that breeze is starting to feel a tad chilly as we enter autumn. And what better way to warm us up than necking vodka shots and tucking into freshly-made pierogi at a festival right here in Manchester? If that doesn’t do the trick, we don’t know what will…
Back for another year, the much-loved annual vodka shot and pierogi festival is taking place at Platzki, a Manchester restaurant serving modern Polish cuisine, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September. Nowhere in Manchester quite does traditional Polish dumplings like Platzki, located within Deansgate Mews, so this is the prime opportunity to devour some of these divine dumplings.
Choose from a range of mouthwatering flavours of homemade pierogi as Platzki will have plenty of different fillings for everyone to enjoy. Savoury options consist of the ‘Kaczka’ – full of perfectly slow cooked duck accompanied by fresh plum, or the ‘Karkowka’ stuffed with delicately roasted pork and roasted vegetables.
Plus, you’ll also find some vegan and vegetarian options too, including the ‘Fasolka’, which is packed with crushed butter beans, roasted tomatoes and roasted peppers. Or try a unique twist on the Polish staple by opting for ‘Slodkie’, a temptingly sweet Pierogi loaded with cottage cheese, vanilla sugar and juicy blueberries.
As well as tucking into plump, generously-filled pierogi, you can enjoy a midweek tipple with the exciting range of flavoured vodkas that Platzki has on offer, including salted caramel, strawberry, golden black cherry, hazelnut and a delicious cherry-chocolate. With flavours like these, vodka certainly does sound a lot of more appealing to us…
Platzki began in 2018 with two food fanatics Lukasz and Przemo who took a humble Polish potato pancake and turned it into a taste fest. Sittings for the vodka and pierogi festival start from 5pm on September 27 and 28 until the last pierogi is sold out, so be sure to get down early in order to not miss out. No need to book, simply rock up and tuck in! Na zdrowie!
Find Platzki at 229 Deansgate, The Great Northern Warehouse, M3 4EN.