The burgeoning North West food scene was on the national agenda earlier this month when El Gato Negro Manchester founder and Chef Patron, Simon Shaw, appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
The experienced restaurateur joined host chef Simon Rimmer in the Sunday Brunch kitchen, preparing a signature dish from the menu of forthcoming El Gato Negro Manchester. Simon appeared alongside guests Seal, Gareth Malone, Carol Vorderman, Tyler Oakley and US music act Pentatonix.
Simon, who made the move to Manchester earlier this year to focus on the launch of his new restaurant, used the appearance to talk about his love of Spanish recipes and ingredients, as well as his plans for El Gato Negro Manchester, which opens at 52 King Street in February. The opportunity was secured by Rule 5 as part of the agency’s national brand and profiling campaign.
Speaking about the appearance, Simon Shaw said: “Programmes like Sunday Brunch are great for inspiring conversations about food across the country, introducing new ingredients, flavours and dining styles to viewers at home. It’s great to be invited to the studio and to have the chance to showcase one of my favourite dishes, which will also be a fixture of the new El Gato Negro Manchester menu.”
Watch the full episode online.
El Gato Negro is renowned for seasonally-inspired dishes reflecting a mix of modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques with influences from closer to home. A select range of Spanish wines completes the offer. Applications are now being sought for a core team of hospitality professionals who will work alongside Simon at El Gato Negro Manchester.