Evuna Manchester Deansgate
October 2003 saw the first of the four Evunas open, grabbing a prime position on Deansgate and a reputation for being a go-to place for Spanish cuisine. Plenty of exposed brick, wine-lined walls and low, dark lighting all add to the atmosphere, perfect for cosying up over those authentic small plates.
Evuna is also known for its range of uniquely hand-selected, award-winning, quality wines and sherries imported from Spain along with its legendary wine tastings and food pairing events – the mini-chain has a regular programme of specialist evenings, often bringing in their suppliers and friends from Spanish bodegas and vineyards.
Food wise, classics include the traditional Spanish vegetarian omelette, tortilla de patatas, and gluten-free giant garlic prawns with chilli and oil. Crackers for croquetas? There’s a choice of goats cheese croquetas with aioli, spiced chickpea croquetas with mint yoghurt sauce and Iberian jamón croquetas with parsley aioli. Pork features heavily, from mixed meat platters to chorizo al vino tinto, as does pescados, with a seafood option on the sharing paellas. The likes of Spanish butterbean stew and slow-cooked pork cheeks with mash means you won’t go home hungry, and head over between noon and four for the set lunch.
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