17th June 2016
Back in the day, Prince Albert and his party squad would spend their weekends in grand country retreats and Bohemian Pleasure Palaces. Away from prying eyes and the stresses of royal life. This high level of escapism inspires us all at Alberts Schloss. We believe weekends, Sundays in particular, should be done properly, like our Victorian namesake would have done. Indeed, as he may well have put it "Sundays are for brunching with your chuckaboos and nanty narking with the jammiest bits o' jam'"
Nanty Narking = To have great fun / debauchery.
Chuckaboo = A close pal.
The Jammiest Bits O'Jam = Very attractive people.
PALACE GATES OPEN AT 10AM FOR PROSECCO ON THE HAUS!
In the spirit of seizing your Sunday. To reward the early day time revellers of Manchester, we are now opening the palace gates at 10am. What's more, if you join us for food before 4pm your first glass of Prosecco is on the Haus if you book in advance.
PROSECCO HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY EVERY SUNDAY
The Sunday glory continues with selected bottles of Prosecco just £20 a bottle all day every Sunday throughout the summer. A sure thing to get you and your jammiest chuckaboos doing the bear*
*Doing the Bear | Victorian slang; Courting that may involve hugging.
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To get you in the mood for our palatial Sunday knees up at Albert's Schloss here are some Victorian phrases that are proper nanty narking. So, don't be a nose bagger* you'll soon be ploughing through those *bags of mystery* until your mad as hops*...
Someone who takes a day trip to the beach. He brings his own provisions and doesn’t contribute at all to the resort he’s visiting or the friends he is with. We all know one of those...
Up to Dick
Someone who isn't up for the challenge
A riotous street party
Bags O' Mystery
To describe the new culinary phenomenon that was sausages.. “because no man but the maker knows what is in them. ... The 'bag' refers to the gut which contained the chopped meat.
Kruger - spoof
Lying, from 1896. 'Are you telling me a kruger spoof?'
Mad as Hops
Excitable. "Today I'm feeling as mad as hops'".
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- Albert x -...
26th May 2016
The new season brings fresh inspiration to our Cook Haus & Bakery. Exec Chef, Dan Mullen and Head Chef Will Taplin have created over 20 new dishes for the summer. Here are just a few of our fresh new things...
BERLIN SPICED PULLED LAMB KEBAB
The 'Posh Schloss Kebab' will be available all summer long. Twice cooked, pulled crispy lamb, smokey aubergine, yogurt, mint, coriander, pomegranate, pickled fennel, pistachios. Served on our Haus flat bread.
Try it with | This demands a fresh pint of Pilsner Urquell.
SUPERFOOD SUMMER SALAD
A hearty summer salad packed with just about everything. Broccoli, sweet potato, baby spinach, toasted almonds, pecans, pomegranate, féves, quinoa, puy lentils, blush tomatoes, sour cherries, tahini, mint & yogurt dressing. Add chargrilled chicken or halloumi if you must, but there really is no need, when a salad is this complete.
Try it with | Gustave Lorentz. A stunning white from Alsace.
FRIED CHEESE CURDS
If you love a 'stringy cheese stretch' then pulling these little pan fried, crumbed nuggets of cheese curd apart will be a genuine joy. Served with a dipping pot of our Haus spicy ketchup.
Try it with | Anything!
ASPARAGUS, PEA & PARMESAN TART
Our seasonal tart with green peas, asparagus, watercress, pea shoot, blush tomato and extra virgin olive.
Try it with | Push the button to pair perfectly with a glass of Prosecco.
RED CHERRY TRIFLE
Summer brings a new range of 'afters' to our 'Pudding Club' but the Red Cherry Trifle is a proper little pot of summer. Ladies fingers, Kirsch syrup, red cherries, vanilla custard, Chantilly cream and dark chocolate.
Try it with | Match up those summer cherries with a glass of Boutinot's 'Les Cerisiers', Côtes du Rhône Rosé.
AND FINALLY....THE SAUSAGE FEST
On a recent tour around the traditional Bier Halle of Bavaria & Bohemia, we just loved the simplicity of this classic sausage serve. Made for sharing (or not) with friends.
The sausage fest is a trio of our own recipe bratwurst, currywurst and kaiserwurst. Served with a classic German potato salad. Proper bier-food!
Try it with | A tankard of Paulaner Munich Lager for proper Bier Halle vibes.
These are just a few of our fresh new things. But tasting truly is believing so...
26th May 2016
If you didn't know, we have our very own bakery where we make all our artisan breads and pastries fresh everyday.
SANDWICH OF THE DAY
As part of our new summer Cook Haus menu, our chefs and bakers are teaming up to create a daily 'Sandwich of the Day'. This is good news as we hope more and more people will be able to enjoy our freshly baked sourdoughs and ryes. So far, the highlight this week has been goat's cheese marinated in fresh lemon, chilli & basil. Roasted beets, crispy shallots, horseradish crème fraîche, tomato & apple chutney. Served on haus rye. Superb with a light and bright pilsner, such as Bohemia Regent.
INTRODUCING THE REUBEN
In addition to fresh daily sandwich specials, The Reuben, a classic New York hot grilled sandwich - will be available everyday this summer at Albert's Schloss.
Smoked pastrami, pickles, melting Emmental, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Grilled on our fresh Haus rye.
Superlatives are nice but pictures are way better. Just look at him...
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- ALBERT -...