In many fairy tales food plays a magical role and brings everyday wonder to the table.

Six by Nico’s latest feasting anthology is a spellbinding addition to the restaurant environment soaked in nostalgia and fantasy, combining fairy tale stories with visionary food.

Inspired by some of our most-loved fairy tales, ‘Once Upon a Time’ will showcase a culinary wonderland that takes guests on a magical journey. Diners will travel through the huggable bear from Peru’s adventures in London, across the dark and mysterious forest that surrounds the Beast’s Castle and into the river with the Ugly Duckling as he matures into a majestic Swan – the most beautiful bird of all.

Who we become as adults is largely influenced by the stories we were told and our favourite fairy tales may be one of the most important cultural influences from our childhood. Great stories will suspend our disbelief, provide an escape from reality, and transport us to fantastical worlds.

From hay baked potato mousseline that would see Oliver asking for more to cured and torched sea trout that would tickle Doc Spencer with happiness, the enchanting ‘Once Upon a Time’ menu will be run from Tuesday 1 February – Sunday 13 March 2022 at Six by Nico Liverpool.

The magical six course menu includes:

Oliver Twist – Please Sir Can I Have Some More – Confit Potato, Hay Baked Potato Mousseline, Preserved wild Garlic & Pickled Onion

Paddington Bear Marmalade – Sourdough bruschetta, Ox Cheek Ragout, Mushroom XO marmalade & Truffle; Matilda – Hey Dip Face, Have A Carrot! – Whole Baked Tandoori Carrot, Carrot Remoulade, Carrot top Pesto, Saffron Pickled Carrot, Citrus Goats Curd

Danny, Champion of the World, Let’s Go Trout Poaching – Cured & Torched Loch Etive Sea Trout, Smoked Bone Veloute & Dill dressing, Artichoke & Sea Herbs, Bergamot Gel, Salted cucumber

The Ugly Duckling, The Most Beautiful – Duck, Leg Boulangere with Pickled Walnut, Salsify, Toasted Cereal, Pear & Fig.

A perfect, joyful and luscious ending to the food story will leave guests happy ever after with a truly delicious dessert inspired by Beauty and the Beast, The Last Rose Petal – Mascarpone Creme, Rose, Hibiscus & Rhubarb.

As well as vegetarian alternatives, the ‘Once Upon a Time’ menu offers a Mary Poppins – Spoonful of Sugar Aperitif and Fantastic Mr Fox – Farmer Bunce’s Liver & Doughnuts as a side snack.

Diners can book a table now for ‘Once Upon A Time’ at Six by Nico Liverpool. Open from midday, Tuesday through Sunday, each six-course menu will be available from noon to night. The menu is priced at £32 per person with the option to enjoy an expertly selected wine and specialist drinks pairing for an additional £27 at each restaurant. As ever, there is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as snack sides available from £5.

‘Once Upon a Time’ will run from Tuesday 1 February – Sunday 13 March 2022.

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