Liverpool Cuban street food specialist FINCA set for Manchester launch
FINCA was set up by four friends in Liverpool following several visits to Cuba and has operated a number of pop-ups around the city, including the popular Baltic Market
Liverpool-based Cuban street food venture FINCA takes its concept to the other end of the M62 today as it takes up a summer residency in Artisan’s Café Bar in Manchester’s Spinningfields.
FINCA was set up by four friends in Liverpool following several visits to Cuba and has operated a number of pop-ups around the city, including Baltic Market.
Following the team’s successful appearance on BBC’s popular food show Million Pound Menu, they received an investment offer from Living Ventures’ Co-Founder, Jeremy Roberts, leading to the Manchester venture.
Serving up great tasting informal dishes rooted in Cuban and Latin flavours, FINCA’s residency will be a full-time operation with its food menu served from 12pm until 9pm, seven days a week.
As well as serving up their fan-favourite dishes including their famous cubanos; a hearty traditional sandwich filled with mojo marinated pork shoulder, horseshoe gammon, pickles, mustard and gouda cheese – FINCA will also be using the opportunity to trial new dishes with a number of vegetarian and vegan options.
This will also be the first time that the ambitious street food operators have had the opportunity to offer a cocktail menu. Diners can expect classic Cuban cocktails with a unique FINCA twist including a Cuban espresso martini, a pineapple mojito and a mango and vanilla daiquiri.
FINCA, will also create a lively, party atmosphere late into the evenings for the after work crowd to enjoy and a soundtrack provided by DJs on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Michael Harrison, chef and co-founder of FINCA, says: “We’ve been perfecting our craft for the past two years in the North West street food scene with FINCA so it’s brilliant to have this opportunity to takeover a prime location at Artisan to bring our food to the forefront and put our plans into motion.
“We have huge plans for FINCA and believe that Artisan is the perfect place to start our Manchester journey. We’re currently busy planning new menu additions and exciting events ready for our launch next month.”
For more detail follow @FincaLiverpool on Instagram, @FincaLpool on Twitter and FINCA Liverpool on Facebook or at the Artisan website www.artisan.uk.com/events/