Friday Favourites: 30th June 2017

Sakana Manchester

Melissa Hassan, Account Executive

This week my Friday Favourite has to be the gorgeous food at Sakana.

Sakana is a lovely Pan Asian restaurant in town, with a menu that leaves me spoilt for choice every time. This week, we went for the small plates option so that we could try more dishes and made a selection of six, that I was so pleased with. There was a delicious mix of pork goyoza, Thai chicken, tempura lobster, dragon rolls, beef taki and salt and pepper fries. I honestly couldn’t fault a single dish and would definitely order them all again!

The service was lovely and the modern setting is really relaxed, so overall a really nice evening. If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine I would 100% recommend it as the food is just too good, you will want it all. You have been warned.

Vegan rainbow rolls

Ellen Kelly, Director and Co-Founder

This week’s Friday favourite is a recipe I’ve been loving over the last couple of weeks – vegan rainbow rolls. I spotted the recipe on the Sainsbury’s Instagram page and thought it looked perfect for a light and easy summer dinner. Not going to lie though, I was equally drawn in by the peanut dipping sauce that was suggested as an accompaniment, as I’m obsessed with anything involving peanut butter!

The recipe is pretty simple to follow; you just need to blanch some cabbage leaves and roll up chopped carrots, spring onion, peppers and cucumber in them (I’ve used lettuce leaves instead before to save a bit of time). I have been serving them with the peanut dipping sauce and crispy tofu, which is pretty much a dream dinner for me.

River Island gingham midi skirt

Jazmin Cabrera, Director and Co-Founder

I’m feeling slightly off topic this week by not going for a foodie Friday favourite like Ellen and Melissa, but I just had to choose my fab new gingham midi skirt from River Island instead – it’s just too nice!

I’d seen the skirt in a few of the mags and although I loved it, I just didn’t think it was for me. But then I saw it on the lovely Harriet from Reveal mag and she looked so good that I just had to give it a go – and I’m so glad I did!

I wore it yesterday with a long-sleeve black tee and black ankle boots (I can’t even begin to go in to how miserable this weather is!) but can also foresee myself dressing it up with heels to go out for dinner, or wearing it with a slouchy jumper and Converse on lazier days.

Overall, a great purchase and a good reminder to always try the things I like before immediately disregarding them. Lesson learnt.

– The Avant PR team

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