We love trying new foods so when we were invited along to experience the masterclass at BarBurrito I was both excited and cautious at the same time.
Those who read my blog all the time will know I have a hatred to the point of almost phobia of coriander *even saying it makes me shudder* Mexican food contains coriander, its a well known fact so faced with that prospect was a little daunting and something I thought I should mention straight away. (I was told this wasn’t an issue and advised of which foods contained it and which were worth trying anyway to see how I felt).
We were greeted by the lovely and very enthusiastic Blain who introduced us to the other members of staff, explained what each of them did and showed us to a table. It was great to see someone so happy about where they work and you could tell she genuinely was passionate about BarBurrito!
Barburrito was started in Manchester by a gentleman named Morgan in 2005 who wanted to introduce fast food that was healthy at the same time. All of their foods are grilled not fried and there are both vegan and gluten free options too which is amazing for the fast food sector!
We were brought drinks and nachos with the 3 different dips to try, Pico De Gallo, Ranchero and Chipotle and the melted cheese. These were amazing and although one contained coriander, you could barely tell and I was pleasantly surprised!
Blain came over as we were finishing our drinks with another round for all and a giant tray of samples OF EVERYTHING for us to try! This was a huge feast for the eyes and amazing to hear what is involved with each and every dish. From the making of the salsa to the grilling the meats and how some stores have open flames to cook on (we SO need to find one of these restaurants!)
We were taken through each section on the menu, the dish, filling, extra and sides. The kids loved that there were little pots for them to try and although there were a few bits that they didn’t like they still tried most (Evie isn’t a huge meat eater and Jake is going through a picky phase!) Ethan cleared most of the tubs as he is truly his mothers son and Amelia sat drinking the cheese sauce! Don’t judge – it was Monterey Jack!
Burritos were brought over in baskets and we were taught how to fold the perfect burrito! This is not as easy as it looks and we had fun trying to hold, fold, tuck and roll the tortilla and that was before we had the filling inside!
This is when we got to the bit we were all excited for!
We took it in turns to go up and make our own burritos, we were allowed behind the counter and shown exactly how much goes in to each customer order etc so created exactly what we would receive had we gone in to place an order. The boys went first and managed really well, as usual Ethan filled up on everything and Jake settled for beans, chicken and cheese!
Needless to say Jakes was a little easier to roll than Ethans! Amelias consisted of grated cheese and melted cheese but you already guessed that didn’t you! lol
We all sat quietly as we filled our faces with the most delicious burritos ever (since we chose the fillings they were all different and it was nice to see that we all got different too!) Blain kept checking to make sure we were all happy and brought over more drinks then suggested we tried the churros! Not one to turn down dessert but feeling a little full we settled on a couple of dishes between us all instead of one each and boy were they worth saving a little space for. Again, grilled instead of deep fried, these little strings of donut type mix were a cinnamon lovers heaven and the chocolate sauce was drinkable (Amelia didn’t get a look in this time!) The perfect was to finish off a great day out!
Burritos are made so that you can grab and go but Barburrito have tables and a setting that makes it a pleasure to stay put to eat your lunch. Either way, this is a great way to get healthy and nutritious food on the go and we will most definitely be back for more!
*We were provided with a masterclass in return for this review but all views and opinions are my own and uninfluenced*