When me and The Mother went over to Manchester this weekend, part of the deal was a nice lunch in the Trafford Centre.  I’d been trying to sell the Trafford Centre to her for ages but I knew she wasn’t having any of it.  I wish I could have taken a photo of her face when she walked in.  To be fair the main entrance is pretty impressive and adding on a bonus that I wasn’t going to trail her around a load of clothes shops she was tickled pink.

We settled on a restaurant called Giraffe.  We’d not been before and we both wanted to try something new.  Relaxed atmosphere.  Warm lighting and colour.  Booths for Two.  Nice.

If I’m completely honest, when I first opened the menus I panicked a little when I didn’t see any of the gool ol’ classics.  There was nothing safe.  But I took a deep breath and allowed myself to look through the menu with new eyes.  When I read about the BBQ Chicken & Smoked Cheddar Quesadilla, I knew I had found my lunch.

toasted flour tortilla filled with shredded BBQ chicken, black bean chilli & oozing melted smoked cheddar, served with chipotle aioli & ranchera salsa dips

Oh my life! It’s culinary genius, so simple yet so perfect.  I had high expectations and I have to say that the food delivered.  It was amazing.  Definitely something I couldn’t not eat again.  Sometime soon.

This is definitely a new ‘favourite’ place to eat.  Another challenge from Challenge 30 to be checked off.