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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Rioja Finnieston Unveils New San Sebastián Inspired Menu

No Beach Required, Transport Yourself To The Spanish Seaside With Seasonal Flavours on Rioja Market Menu

Glasgow’s most authentic Spanish restaurant, Rioja Finnieston, is celebrating modern Iberian gastronomy and Scottish flavours with the launch of their seasonal market fresh dishes.

Marking an elevated evolution of their menu, the dishes push boundaries with contemporary fare and will be updated every four weeks to reflect seasonal produce; this month they are inspired by San Sebastián - famed for incredible fresh foodie flavours and innovative cooking methods.

The market menu celebrates the best of Spanish high quality produce; Galician blonde beef aged for 78 days from Rubia Gallega cattle; the finest Ibérian ham reared from black Spanish pigs in eastern Spain; razor clams from the North Atlantic and incredible Scottish seafood from independent producers like Glasgow’s own, Bernard Corrigan’s.

Expect intoxicating dishes like green apple ceviche with smoked mackerel and celery, inspired by summers by the sea in Bilbao. A must try it’s like a fresh, refreshing breeze on a hot lazy day.
Squid ink rice with Spanish langoustine is another seafood classic, while West Coast Scottish mussels enjoy a Spanish twist with a splash of Albariño and lemongrass. Drinks are not an afterthought either with refreshing Spanish cocktails and speciality drinks on the menu, like the zingy Zarza Roja - a perfect combination for summer; muddled citrus fruits layered with vodka, blackberry, and juicy soft fruits. Or if you prefer something darker, the tall and alluring El Pulpo Loco sees Kraken Dark rum and Disarrono collide with apple to create your new drink of summer.
Rioja has long been a go to dining destination favourite with Glasgow since it opened in 2013, first as pop up on the Finnieston strip before cementing its place as a foodie favourite with permanent residence in 2014.

The seasonal menu was unveiled this week and to celebrate the new flavours, the restaurant is offering complimentary bubbles for customers who ‘Taste their Spain’ and dine on their market menu throughout August. Available Monday to Wednesday from noon until 10pm. Simply sample two dishes from the menu and sip on Spanish bubbles courtesy of the restaurant.

Owners hope that the seasonal dishes will make you discover the essence of the Mediterranean, perfectly paired with refreshing drinks in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

Unveiling the new menu, Toni Carbajosa co-owner of Rioja said:

“Summer isn’t just about salads, evoke your senses and indulge in the exciting flavours of Spanish cooking and culture. Our team has created an exciting monthly menu that will inspire you to explore modern gastronomy techniques and dishes that will transport you straight to the vibrant streets of Spain. Our dishes are creative, authentic and we really can’t wait for our customers to ‘Taste Our Spain’ in Rioja.”

Kevin Campbell, co-owner of Rioja Finnieston continues:

“Our seasonal menu respects local produce and combines the best of Spanish and Scottish flavours in exciting combinations. We work with only the most premium and consistent suppliers to deliver a true flavour of Spain, and we hope that Glasgow enjoys our new dishes. ”

Rioja Finnieston is an independent restaurant owned and operated by The Rotunda Group in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. Founded and operated by Kevin Campbell and Toni Carbajosa.

Rioja is open seven days from noon until late specialising in modern Spanish cuisine, cocktails and wine.

To book a table and enjoy the introductory menu package at Rioja, please contact Javier via email; manager@riojafinnieston.co.uk or call 0141 334 0761

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All other bookings can be made on 0141 334 0761, or alternatively online at http://www.riojafinnieston.co.u

 

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