Gourmet pizza restaurant Croma and I have two things in common.
The first is that pizza is an incredibly important part of our lives.
The second is that this year marks our 20th year living in Manchester!
To celebrate, I’ll be justifying ever single trip out and drink drunk with ‘it’s my 20th anniversary’.
For Croma, with November seeing 20 years since it moved into their central Manchester location on Clarence Street, the restaurant kick-starts celebrations this month by turning back time and releasing a menu with our favourite dishes sold at prices like it’s 2000.
‘The Croma Chonicle’ will take us lucky diners through the history of the restaurant with a generous serving of nostalgia in the shape of some tasty retro prices.
The restaurant was founded by Andrew Bullock, Kirsty Marshall and Bob Dunn and has since opened further restaurants in Didsbury (check), Chorlton (on to do list) and Prestwich (ditto).
Andrew Bullock said,
20 years has flown by, we feel lucky and proud to have been in at the beginning of the flowering of our city’s restaurant and bar culture…
(Me too, Andrew, me too…)
…and we can’t wait to see what the next 20 years bring to ourselves and our extraordinary birthplace.
Back to the menu, I’ve flirted and developed a deep passion for the Garstang Blue and Goats Cheese pizza in recent times, but my first love from 2000 onwards will always be the Inglese which is basically a full English breakfast pizza and as brilliant as it sounds. £5 flipping 80 pence for that little delight under this offer.
With pasta dishes from £5.45 and garlic balls at £1.45 (you literally can’t buy anything from £1.45 anymore. Well not literally but almost), an excuse was never needed to dine at Croma. But if one was needed, this is it.
Head to cromapizza.co.uk and marvel.