63 Degrees impresses Manchester Confidential reviewer

3rd of July, 2012 Bookmark and Share
63 Degrees - one of the few French restaurants Manchester has to offer - has recently been reviewed by online lifestyle publication Manchester Confidential.

Housed in the Light Building in the Northern Quarter, 63 Degrees is run by the Moreau family. Alexandre Moreau manages front of house with his mother, while father and head chef Eric Moreau runs the kitchen having previously worked in two-Michelin starred restaurants in Paris.

Manchester Confidential reviewer Mark Garner was impressed by the family-run establishment, believing that the newly updated menu has helped 63 Degree Manchester to go from strength to strength. Garner also had praise for Alexandre Moreau's choice of wines as the list does not shy away from new world varieties.

Garner was most in admiration of the 63 Degree starters, which reflect Eric Moreau's true culinary talents. He credited the head chef's French classic stocks as being both flavoursome and thought-provoking.

The reviewer tried a selection of new dishes, all of which showed that the 63 Degrees menu has been pulled up a few notches. The stand-out starter was the gilt-head bream tartare with avocado, tomato and basil, which Manchester Confidential editor Jonathan Schofield has also commended. The grilled vegetable compression, frogs' legs and pea cream starters were also highly praised.

While Garner believed that the starters were the standout section of the 63 Degrees menu, he also stated that the lamb main course cooked with lemon thyme and a tomato sauce was an absolute winner, along with the cod steak main course with butter sauce, black olives, basil and crushed potatoes.

To summarise his experience at one of the few French Manchester restaurants, Garner said: "All in all a spectacular menu and one that people should rush to try."

Website: http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/
Lauren Knowles
Confidential Publishing was set up in 2003 and its flagship site, ManchesterConfidential.com, has 500,000 readers and 41,000 subscribers. It covers food and drink, news, arts, entertainment, health and beauty, property and business and is aimed at the city region’s intelligent and educated readership. In June 2012, 485,334 pages were viewed on the site. The company has won several awards including Top North West Brand in 2008 and Magazine of the Year at the 2011 How Do awards, which recognises local media in the North West. The firm employs almost 30 people across its head office in Manchester, and offices in Leeds and Liverpool.