Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Four Day Gastronomic Spanish Showcase Set For Rioja Finnieston

Michelin-starred chef Modesto Fabregat is taking over Glasgow’s leading Spanish restaurant Rioja, in a gastronomic four-day exchange this Sunday, 22nd October until Wednesday, 25th October.

Inspired by modern Michelin dining and local produce, Modesto is bringing his extraordinary style of cooking from Valentia into the Finnieston-based restaurant for a gastronomic collaboration with Rioja head chef, Luis Urrutiabeaskoa, as they both curate an unforgettable eight-course tasting menu.

From the Scottish Highlands to the Galician sea, the two kitchen maestros who both trained in Basque Country in Spain - arguably the foodie capital of the world, have taken inspiration from their surroundings and once again imagined dishes that reflect the best of Scottish and Iberian produce.

Rioja – based on Argyle Street in Finnieston, is known for imagining unexpected flavour combinations with their monthly market menu and this exclusive event is sure to inspire and delight.

Promising to take your tastebuds on a food adventure the menu the set to be a really special affair. Guests will enjoy eight sumptuous courses created in collaboration with the aim to showcase and capture Spanish culture and modern Michelin dining into dishes for you to indulge.

From the delicious streets of Spain, the evening begins with a nod to both chefs through their amouse bouches paying homage to their cooking roots. Modesto chooses a Galician octopus carpaccio while Luis creates a bold colourful interpretation of the Rioja Boudoir cocktail – a strawberry infused delightful dish with air cured Leones beef.

Moving on the gorgeous greenery of the west coast, there's a showstopping beetroot cappuccino with truffle infused organic yolk alongside west coast langoustines.

Speciality Iberian produce features heavily on the menu with seasonal foraged mushrooms, suckling pig, Galician blond pig cheek and red tuna tartare. The menu has been crafted for their customers to enjoy the true essence of Spain.

Speaking of the Michelin Takeover, Eduardo Fernandez Blanco, operations manager of Rioja and the Rotunda Restaurant Group said:
“Pushing boundaries in flavour is what our chefs set out to do every day. They’re inspired by their surroundings and their Spanish heritage. In Rioja and in Spain, food is a way of life. It’s in our blood. We always try to reflect our culture and passion in our dishes and we’ve worked hard to create an exclusive menu for Glasgow to enjoy.
Speaking about the menu, Toni Carbajosa, co-founder of The Rotunda Restaurant Group continues: “Our team is passionate about flavour. We’re passionate about produce. And we’re passionate about creating unforgettable food experiences. With the return of Modesto to the Rioja kitchen we are once again looking forward to transporting our guests to the beautiful corners of Scotland and Spain through extraordinary flavours and exciting dishes.
“If you joined us last year, you’ll know how special this exclusive pop event was. Don’t miss out, join us for a dance through Iberian autumn and intoxicating seasonal flavours inspired by modern Michelin dining.”
The eight-course tasting menu is priced at £65pp and is available on the evenings from Sunday, 22nd October until Wednesday, 25th October. Matched wines are available.
Last few tables now remaining. To book a table please contact Javier via email; or call 0141 334 0761
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