Carlos Acosta visits the Midland Hotel in Manchester
PUBLISHED: 00:00 20 November 2017
The world-renowned dancer Carlos Acosta CBE was the guest of honour at a special dinner at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.
Carlos Acosta at The French
Adam Reid at The French
Adam Reid welcomes guests
Lucy Kenworthy and Dan Meredith
Lynsey O'Sullivan, Stephen Crocker and Deborah Best
Gwen Oakden, David Henshaw and Shauna Burns
Sir Rod Aldridge, Richard Lynch, Elaine Willcox and David Jayet-Laraffe
Lady Carol Aldridge, Lynsey O'Sullivan, Jean Oglesby and Michael Oglesby CBE
Roz Hughes, Phil Doyle and Sara Darwin
Peter Shrigley and Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy
Carlos Acosta CBE and Louise Taylor
Peter Shrigley, Carlos Acosta CBE and Louise Taylor
Reshma Ruia, Sally Penni and Emma Nawaz
David and Julia Eventhall with Lissa and Adam Gross
Graeme and Alison Lawrence
Valerie Bracken, Richard Cafiero and Imani Modahl
Julia Fawcett OBE
Michelle and Tim Donohue
Rhiannon McKay-Smith and Desiree Cherrington
Lady Carol Aldridge, Rhiannon McKay-Smith and Michael Simpson
Richard Cafiero and Valerie Bracken
A private dinner with a bespoke menu created by Adam Reid, executive head chef at The Midland, was held in The French restaurant to honour Carlos Acosta CBE, the world-renowned dancer.
The celebration meal heralded the arrival of his new Acosta Danza dance company at The Lowry arts centre for their first-ever tour. Performances included works by Marianela Boán, Goyo Montero and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, plus a guest appearance from Carlos Acosta himself.
During the drinks reception and after the dinner - a six-course feast with matching wines - Carlos spoke to guests who included patrons and supporters of The Lowry, as well as devoted dance fans.
Carlos’s extraordinary career had poor beginnings in Cuba but his talent and determination ensured he rose to world fame, winning gold at the Prix de Lausanne international competition when he was only 16 and later dancing with the Bolshoi Ballet at the Paris Opera in 2008.
Chef Adam Reid and his team’s menu included Lancashire Tasty Onion Tart with Lovage, and Tater’ash with Mrs Raffalde’s Mushroom Catsup.