This week’s engagment was to the launch of a month long tapas festival. The launch was on the Odessa roof terrace, my time to climb and experience the dizzy heights of the Dame Court establishment.
Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House fame cooked up a selection of tapas plates, developed by celebrated Basque chef, Martin Berasategui. Martin runs a three Mitchie Star restaurant just outside Spain’s culinary capital, San Sebastian (Donostia). The dishes were simple, the best food often is, and tasted wonderful. My complaint with tapas, is that it’s never enough. Better left wanting more than more than enough, I suppose.
Anyway, back to the festival itself and what’s involved.
Campo Viejo Fiesta De Tapas
The ridiculously good Campo Viejo from Rioja (see my wine of the week) has joined forces for some good old brand symbiosis.
The ying to their yang are a number of tapas establishments throughout Dublin and there’s a festival of tapas or “Campo Viejo Fiesta De Tapas” running throughout the month of June.
The participating venues are:
- Alfie’s Restaurant
- Bar Pinxto
- Porto House
- Salamanca Dame Street
- Salamanca St Andrew Street
- Shebeen Chic
- Havana Tapas.
Each of the venues will be providing a tasty and affordable tapas menu with plenty of Campo Viejo to wash it down.