Manchester’s top restaurant Vermilion and Manchester City have decided to work together to help strike home a vital healthy eating message to local youngsters, part of their corporate social responsibility.
Chatchai Jamjang, Vermilion’s highly-acclaimed Thai chef, is going into the classrooms with the Blues to give children lessons in healthy food as part of the club’s “Strike A Balance” initiative. Manchester has some of the biggest health challenges in the country with 12.4% of young people in year 6 at school classified as obese compared to a national average of 9.6% (Manchester Healthy Weight Strategy 2010 – 2013).
The first lessons started with the children of St Bridgid’s RC Primary School in Beswick, Showing them how to prepare balanced, healthy meals and the youngsters also got a chance to join in the cookery master classes.
While the class was going on we showed children spring onions and asked them “what is it”? And as amazement we got the answers like Cucumber! Manchester City’s “Healthy Schools” project team is also actively involved in the special lesson.
MCFC and Vermilion, plan to take the idea of cookery demonstrations out to other schools in their community. Both the club and the restaurant have played a major role in the regeneration and revival of New East Manchester. Vermilion & cinnabar restaurant is delighted to be involved in Strike A Balance, which was developed by the club with the Manchester Healthy Schools Partnership. Our Vermilion Team are very excited to be a partner of Manchester City on a project that can make a real difference to young people in the community. “Our team is really looking forward to going into the classroom and working with the children to show them how good, healthy food can easily be prepared and they are putting together some really interesting dishes that the children will help them make. Two of the most popular dishes on the Vermilion menu was cooked for the children of St Bridgid’s – Ginger and Garlic Thai Chicken Stir-Fry and Pla Yang, poached cod with Thai dipping sauce served with Cucumber and Asparagus.
Vermilion and Cinnabar's renowned head chef - Chatchai, participated in a Live cooking demonstration for food enthusiast's, at Manchester Food& Drink Festival last week! We captured this one off demonstration, for those of you who missed out on this culinary masterclass ...
The day began with a presentation from the Chef, as he talked about Thai culture and how this has inspired and influenced his career in cooking, at Vermilion Restaurant
Visitors to the Food and Drink Festival were lucky enough to sample some of Chatchai's cooking!
Chatchai talks through the ingredients and methods used in Thai cooking:
To celebrate Vermilions participation in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, don't miss out on our 'MFDF' Set Menu (priced at £25 per person), with accompanying wines to compliment each course!
Menu Available Everyday until the end of October 2011. To view the full menu scroll to link below
Fabulous Thai Banquet at Platinum Partner Vermilion - Plus see their chef at the MFDF Live Cookery Theatre!
Opulent Vermilion are serving up some fantastic showcase events for the Festival. As platinum partners, there's never been a better time to visit and try their authentic Thai Fusion cuisine.
MFDF Banquet With Matched Wines - £25!
Join the A-List at Manchester’s most opulent restaurant & bar, designed by Miguel Cancio Martins (of Buddha Bar, Paris and Alain Ducasse’s Crystal, Marrakech).
And as part of Manchester Food and Drink Festival you can enjoy a 4 course banquet with expertly matched wines for just £25!
Dishes include Vermilion's welcoming Crispy Thai pastry of minced chicken and sweet corn kernel, Vermilion Platter featuring combination of salmon tikka, chicken spring roll and homemade vegetarian samosa, Tawa Lamb - fresh Welsh lamb slowly cooked with spinach, traditional Indian spices and fresh herbs and golden baked bean cake with chocolate sauce served with vanilla ice cream.
Vermilion Chef Chatchai Jamjang at the Live Cookery Theatre!
As well as being able to enjoy Vermilion's top notch food at the restaurant this Festival, you'll be able to experience (and sample!) their cooking live at the MFDF Festival Hub on Albert Square.
Chef Chatchai Jamjang is performing a unique cookery demo at the Gastro Room on Wednesday October 12th at 4pm. Chatchai will be showcasing some of Vermilion's signature dishes demonstrating why they're one of Manchester's premier destination restaurants.
Explore your way through this award winning artful décor with furnishings from 28 different countries of the World. Enjoy a selection of authentic Royal Thai and modern Indian cuisine dishes specially prepared in their state of the art see thru kitchen designed by the best kitchen designer in the world; Ken Winch (of Buckingham Palace Kitchen and Hakkasan). A luxurious temperature controlled walk in wine tasting cellar and Maharaja Room offer luxury dining including a grand rotating table allowing for inclusive discussions while maintaining privacy.
After enjoying the splendid tastes from our Menu, relax and party in stylish cocktail bar; Cinnabar, with the best selection of luxury cocktails, wines and champagnes. Relax or party the night away in true world class style, from Thursday to Saturday at Manchester’s most exclusive cocktail bar, based on the second floor of Vermilion, with DJ’s spinning the best in modern dance music.
Join the elite of Manchester by reserving your very own private cocoon bed/booth, which holds up to 15 people complete with waiter service.