In celebration of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, Lionesses head coach and Hotel Football co-owner, Philip Neville has teamed up with Cafe Football Old Trafford, to create a number of special limited-edition World Cup inspired dishes which will be available for the duration of the tournament.
Philip and the chefs at Cafe Football in Manchester created the menu after taking inspiration from dishes popular with the Lionesses. Katsu ‘Capt’ Curry, Fizzer’s Caesar Salad, Tackle-atelle and the Kick-Kat Cheesecake will be available from 7 June until 7 July.
Katsu ‘Capt’ Curry – £12
Breaded chicken and basmati rice in a mild curry sauce
Fizzer’s Caesar Salad – £10
Iceberg lettuce, garlic croutons, bacon and char-grilled chicken with Caesar salad dressing
Tackle-atelle – £11.50 + £2 to add chicken
Char-grilled Mediterranean vegetables, tomato fondue and basil pesto with optional added char-grilled chicken
Kick-Kat Cheesecake – £6
Vanilla Cheesecake with chunky chocolate wafer pieces
Philip Neville said:– “It’s been great to work closely with the chefs at Cafe Football to create these dishes. The dishes are a good mix of protein and carbs and are team favorites.”
But l I couldn’t just take his word for it, so I headed down to Hotel Football myself to try them out.
India chose the Katsu ‘Capt’ Curry, a juicy piece of breaded chicken, smothered in a tangy and mildly spicy sauce, served with rice and side salad.
The breadcrumb was crispy with the chicken being perfectly cooked and full of flavour. The Sauce was a little mild for my taste, however still really delicious.
For me it was the pasta option of Tackle atelle.
Again this was perfectly cooked, the fresh pasta is served in a flavoursome sauce, packed full of chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and chicken, topped with some Parmesan.
Both dishes were freshly prepared and tasted great.
Cafe Football Old Trafford is situated on the ground floor of Hotel Football in Manchester. As well as offering up this new menu, it will also be showing the FIFA Women’s World Cup on its 13 plasma screens from Friday 7th June until the final on Sunday 7th July.
Hotel Football is located across the road from Old Trafford Football Stadium and has something for everyone. With 133 rooms, it’s the brainchild of the Class of ’92 – a world renowned group of players including Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Philip Neville, united not only by football and friendship but heritage, quality, ambition and relenting desire to win. These unifying forces sit at the heart of the hotel –ultimately celebrating more than the love of the game, by embracing its ability to bring people together.
For more information on Cafe Football or to book a table visit www.cafe-football.com or call 0161 751 0430.
For more information on Hotel Football visit www.hotelfootball.com