Diners in Manchester have something tantalisingly new to try on Lloyd Street; fine Polish and Russian cuisine, courtesy of Baltic Cellar.
An uncommonly tasted cuisine, the talented chefs at Baltic Cellar aim to introduce Manchester to the unsung heroes of food that is Polish and Russian cuisine. Sourcing seasonal vegetables directly from Poland, Russia and the Baltic states, the hand-crafted dishes at Baltic Cellar couldn’t be more authentic.
With a lavished menu that merits sampling something from each course, diners are able to indulge in some truly delectable dishes that not only please the palate but the eyes as well. Begin the meal with one of the exemplary appetisers, including such delights as the enticing Sesamechics, pieces of deep fried chicken breast coated with sesame seeds and paired with a garlic sauce, the irresistible pancakes with red caviar, complemented with smoked salmon and a soft cheese, and the infamously regal Black Caviar.
Taking centre stage however are the main courses, with a wealth of choices for both carnivorous and herbivorous diners alike. Noteworthy dishes include the well-known, yet never properly prepared, Kutlet Devolay, conventionally known as a chicken kiev, although it contains spinach, cucumber and cheese alongside the familiar ingredients, the bewitching Vilnius Hake Roulette, a fresh hake fillet accompanied with dill, carrots and onions, and the sumptuous Pierogi Ruskie, which are handmade dumplings stuffed with a rich blend of either potato and cured cheese or mushrooms and cabbage.
The room is richly decorated in a superb combination of rustic and modern. Plush leather booths, quirky hunting trophies and an emphasis on hard wood and exposed brick walls serves to create an enticing atmosphere. With a warm and welcoming waiting staff adding to the ambience and sensational food completing the package, dining at Baltic Cellar is an experience worth repeating.
Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on Bank Holidays or Celebration Days including, but not limited to, Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, etc.