We are delighted to introduce Gethin Jones, the man behind the recent release of the Principles Menu at Cottonopolis, a Japanese inspired venue that manages to balance high volume service with critically acclaimed cocktails set in Manchester's popular
Before we discuss the menu do you have any advice for people looking to make drinks at their own home?
I'm just going through this now with my little brother! It sounds simple but I would suggest you start with a product or cat
You won a lot of awards and acclaim for the Idioms menu so how have you approached this new list?
Both the Principles menu and the Idiom menu before it follow a principle that combines ingredients and flavours that guests can recognise and enjoy complemented with more exotic and esoteric ingredients that provide that element of excitement and darin
Could you provide a short summary of the Principles and how a drink in each section might complement that principle.
Wabu Sabi - a celebration of the impermanence of life and finding beauty in the ageing and ev
Who do you take inspiration from?
My inspirations change depending upon what i am focused on at the time. I can say that I enjoy the challenge of keeping up with my friends and colleagues in the industry who are constantly prod
Where do you enjoy a drink in Manchester?
I love my local bar, Henry C in Chorlton, a great neighbourhood bar, strong cocktail menu and make you feel welcome and closer to Cottonopolis I enjoy the Jane Eyre, well chosen ingredie
Do you have a particular bar tending style or ethos?
In a lot of our research we were taken by how the Japanese celebrate and pay attention to aesthetics and beauty around them, Japanese businessmen who might sleep at their desk