Dine with Da Vinci

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Carl Sukonik

Dine with Da Vinci at Manchester Art Gallery, Chinatown, 27 April 2019, from £65 - Book now

Manchester Art Gallery is hosting a unique series of art-meets-food supper clubs in collaboration with Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Each exclusive event sees Manchester’s best chefs create a one-off, immersive dining experience, themed around a different exhibition taking place in the stunning surroundings of Manchester Art Gallery.

Each event is designed to celebrate the greatest artists of our time, as part of an experience that will delight all the senses and offer real insight into their life, times – and, of course, food. The first event in the season is Dine with Da Vinci – an authentic Italian supper club created by local specialists Salvi’s on Saturday 27 April.

At the heart of Dine With Da Vinci is an authentic Italian banquet, inspired by the produce and recipes of Da Vinci’s own era

Guests will be greeted with a glass of Italian fizz, after which Manchester Art Gallery’s expert curators will treat them to a private tour of the Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life In Drawing exhibition. The show closes on Monday 6 May. This is a chance to enjoy an exclusive insight into 12 of Da Vinci’s iconic drawings before the exhibition is returned to the Royal Collection.

At the heart of Dine With Da Vinci is an authentic Italian banquet, inspired by the produce and recipes of Da Vinci’s own era and served in the public galleries at the heart of Manchester Art Gallery. Surrounded by emotive Italian music and incredible works of art, the menu has been designed by Maurizio Cecco, owner of Manchester’s award-winning Italian restaurant, Salvi’s.

The menu has been designed by Maurizio Cecco, owner of Manchester’s award-winning Italian restaurant, Salvi’s

The menu is designed to be shared as a long-table banquet. Taking place in the soaring, historic Gallery 9 and 10, surrounded by fine art, this is an immersive and unique experience.

Enjoy a menu of delightfully rustic, comforting, generous and fine food made from the best, carefully sourced Italian ingredients at this truly special occasion in the heart of the iconic Manchester Art Gallery.

Dine with Da Vinci at Manchester Art Gallery, Chinatown

27 April 2019
From £65