Small Global Plates at Stretford BYOB Community Cafe

Housed in Stretford’s already popular Uplift cafe which operates on a ‘bring your own bottle’ concept, Sublevo will provide small plates and sharing platters designed for social dining.

Gary Yule, the mastermind behind the concept, previously worked with TV chef Aidan Byrne and acquired his passion for fine dining whilst working in starred kitchens across Greater Manchester.

He is particularly keen on molecular gastronomy, imagining combinations of flavors like blackened mackerel, beetroot meringue, horseradish mousse and apple jelly. Other dishes he has created during his career include; rabbit lollipops served with rosemary and garlic aioli, and seared cauliflower with chickpea and saffron puree, lemon yogurt and pomegranate pearls.

Sublevo will follow the same philosophy with a menu that changes quarterly, using local and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Dishes will include Mediterranean tapas and other small plate concepts often found and enjoyed while travelling.

Speaking of the new venture, Gary said, “I love introducing people to new foods and challenging their taste buds. They are often surprised at how much they enjoy new and interesting flavor combinations.

Uplift Cafe owner Georgina Grzesiak added, “Sublevo is all about sharing with friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere. People get together, share dishes and discuss new flavors. The BYOB philosophy allows for a low budget evening enjoying fantastic food.”

Uplift is the brainchild of Georgie and Paul Grzesiak, longtime Stretford residents and childhood sweethearts. After Paul was fired, Georgie asked him what his dream was and Uplift was born.

The cafe is now at the center of the Stretford community with hearty and healthy options for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Its menu contains classics such as the famous Eggs Benedict, as well as more exotic options, including the Hickory-Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Stack. Uplift is extremely community-focused, hosting story-telling and craft sessions for kids alongside their ever-popular “knit and chat” event.

Sublevo is open inside the Uplift Cafe every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. Reservation is recommended.


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