Salvi’s, Manchester’s authentic, Italian, family run food business launch their impressive new Corn Exchange restaurant.
By Lee Isherwood | December 22nd '15
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Salvi’s, Manchester’s authentic, Italian, family run food business launched their impressive new Corn Exchange restaurant last week. Hailing from Naples, husband and wife team Maurizio and Claire opened Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar at the Corn Exchange in 2012 to huge popularity and acclaim. As part of the Corn Exchange’s redevelopment into a dining destination Salvi’s has now reopened its famous deli, but has extended the operation to include a rustic 100 cover restaurant downstairs. Mozzarella fans can enjoy even more of Salvi’s famous, authentic Neapolitan, specially imported produce at the deli upstairs, as Maurizio has been on the hunt for the very best that Italy has to offer during the redevelopment period. Customers can expect carefully sourced, prime produce including joints of cured Italian hams, salami, prosciutto and a full Italian cheese counter. This will specialise in their famous artisan Buffalo Mozzarella, but also features Gorgonzola, Burrata, Parmigianino Reggiano, Pecorino and more, plus a huge selection of anti pasti; carefully chosen Italian wines; and specially sourced products for the kitchen. This will all be presided over by Roberto – Salvi’s ‘Master of Mozzarella’. The famous Salvi’s deli boards will of course be gracing the menu here, as well as Panini, antipasti, nibbles or anything else from the counter that catches an eye. Customers can dine at the deli bar, on the outdoor terazza, which has been developed to feature 40 covers, or pick up produce to take home. Downstairs, a rustic, individual, Italian restaurant, with an olive tree as its centre piece, awaits. The space is cosy, intimate and stylish with 100 covers and an open kitchen. Maurizio himself has personally sourced much of the key elements of the restaurant from Naples and other parts of the Campania region, including the ovens, tiles and vintage furniture. Comfy leather booths, banquet seating and vintage Italian art make up the perfect spot for long lunches, quick bites and special occasions. The Wine Room is the restaurant’s fabulous private dining space - a very special little room dedicated to the appreciation of Italian wine. Its perfectly acclimatised for storing, admiring and enjoying wine with hundreds of bottle of it adorning the walls. The intimate space seats up to 8 people and can be booked for special occasions, dinners or special sampling and tasting sessions with Maurizio himself. Salvi’s chefs will be turning out simple, traditional Neapolitan cuisine with dishes chosen from Maurizio’s mum’s recipe collection - often cooked by her own fair hand, as she acts an ‘executive chef! As ever, ingredients are absolutely central to the Salvi’s product with Maurizio’s best suppliers at the heart of the menu. Proper Neapolitan Pizzas, simple pastas, deli boards, and daily Neapolitan specials will be served up daily This is a wonderfully unique and authentic offering for the Corn Exchange celebrating everything that traditional, Southern Italian eating is about – rustic, comforting, generous, fine food made from the best, carefully sourced Italian ingredients.