OSMA, Sao Paulo Project and Baratxuri Confirmed for New City Centre Multi-Kitchen Venue

Exhibition, the new up and coming home of eclectic, independent food has today revealed the award-winning kitchens set to join the space.

By Emma Davidson | October 4th '22

Set to open this November, Exhibition is Manchester’s new home of innovative food and drink. Today, three of its vendors have been confirmed, and it’s incredibly exciting for Manchester foodies. 

Prestwich favourite and Michelin Guide named, OSMA will bring a new relaxed edge to their famous Scandinavian concept, alongside Caroline Martins of the Sao Paulo Project who will bring a brand-new version of her Brazilian-British fusion cuisine. Completing the line-up is Ramsbottom’s Basque fire cookery restaurant, Baratxuri, who will join the new venue in Manchester city centre. 

With three award-winning independent kitchens ready to call the iconic St George’s House building home, Exhibition promises an exquisite dining experience, with global inspiration, alongside incredible entertainment, two bars and dedicated exhibition spaces for local artists. 

Caroline Martin’s Sao Paulo Bistro is a more relaxed spin on her popular fine-dining residency in Ancoats. Still focused on Brazilian-British fusion cuisine, local suppliers will be at the heart of the new menu. 

Supporting Mancunian small producers and traders, chef Caroline will work closely with Platt Fields Market Garden, Dormouse Chocolates, Northern Cure, The Flat Baker and many more. Menu highlights including; hand-dived scallops with creamy cassava sauce, Sao Paulo steak sandwich made with Lancashire ribeye and Garstang blue sauce, and a showstopper chocolate dessert using liquid nitrogen.

The team behind OSMA, the Prestwich-based restaurant named in the Michelin Guide within its first year of opening, will be bringing its ethos of Scandinavian taste experiences with a relaxed edge.

During the day, OSMA will serve open sandwiches with fillings such as cured Scottish salmon, golden beetroots, spinach & mustard, or rump of beef with onion jam, rocket and parmesan, all alongside fresh salads and hearty soups. 

In the evening, there will be a brand new selection of tempting small plates, such as Avruga caviar pots with toasted brioche and a sashimi plate served with caper and shallot sauce.

Specialist fire cookery restaurant, Baratxuri, is the third and final restaurant to join the line-up, already a well-loved favourite in Ramsbottom. Baratxuri will be introducing its classic Basque dishes of big cuts of meat and whole fish to the Manchester city centre space.

In keeping with the concept, curation has been at the forefront of the drinks menu creation for both bars in the 400-capacity venue, spearheaded by award-winning Gethin Jones, the new General Manager. Gethin is a stalwart in the Manchester hospitality scene, having previously worked as a drinks consultant, managing the likes of Ducie Street Warehouse, Cottonopolis and Edinburgh Castle Pub

The innovative new drinks program has been designed to elevate the experience, and where seasonality will dictate changes to the food, music and art, this will be echoed at the venue’s cocktail bar which will promote a new spirit each season.

The main bar will be the first in the city to offer Manchester Union straight from the in-venue tanks, alongside a dedicated rotational line for Manchester breweries such as Sureshot, Cloudwater and Pomona. In addition, Exhibition’s wine list will complement the wonderful food partners, with the majority of products minimal intervention, approachable styles, with a high quality Verdejo on draught.

After dark, Exhibition will transform into a late night bar with DJs, live singers and instrumentalists taking centre stage. Expect an eclectic mix of genres and a curated roster of both local and international DJs, every Wednesday-Sunday. 

Exhibition, which is from the family behind Peter Street’s Haunt, is set to open this Autumn and will also play host to nightly DJs and entertainers, showcasing the very best of Manchester’s renowned creative scene. Seven dedicated areas will see a new local artist exhibiting their work every season.

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