La Ruta del Toro (Route of the Bull) is a series of culinary experiences at PLAZA DEL TORO in which the Toro Bravo Inc. Restaurant Group shares food and explores Spain to bridge the cultures of Portland and Spain. Events include seated dinners inspired by regions of Spain, traveling guest chefs and winemakers, Spanish entertainment, live music, and DJ’d dance parties.
UPCOMING LA RUTA DEL TORO EVENTS
La Ruta Del Toro:
Basque Sidra Dinner
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
6pm | $100 | PLAZA DEL TORO | 105 SE Taylor, Portland, OR 97214
We're celebrating the new year by tapping a barrel of sidra (Spanish cider)! Join us for a culinary and cultural exploration of the Basque region of Spain, featuring a traditional seated sidra house dinner with Trabanco Sidra. Ticket price includes dinner and sidra from the barrel all evening. Full bar and wine list available for purchase. Seating starts promptly at 6:30pm.
DIM SUM TAPAS
with Chef Juanjo Canals
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19
La Ruta del Toro Chef in Residence Series
5:30pm-9pm | PLAZA DEL TORO | 105 SE Taylor
PLAZA DEL TORO’s premiere Dim Sum Tapas Dinner Series taking place during this year’s Chef in Residence series features the return of Spanish chef Juanjo Canals of Madrid’s Con Amor and Despecho restaurants. Juanjo, a veteran of PLAZA’s Chef in Residence series and Portland’s La Ruta PDX gastronomic festival, collaborates with PLAZA Chef Michael Kessler and Toro Bravo Chef Pat Manning on a Spanish tapas menu served in the style of Dim Sum. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
PAST LA RUTA DEL TORO EVENTS
La Ruta del Toro: Asturias Sidra House Dinner
A culinary and cultural exploration of Asturias, the famous sidra appellation of Spain, featuring a traditional seated sidra house dinner with Trabanco Sidra, dishes inspired by the sidra houses of Asturias, and music by the Portland hipster bluegrass cover band, The Junebugs
LA RUTA DEL TORO: CADIZ
A culinary and cultural exploration of the Cádiz region of Spain featuring sherry from Bodegas La Cigarrera, the oldest almacenista bodega in the small town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, with our special guest, ninth generation cellar master Ignacio Hidalgo (courtesy of De Maison Importing), a Flamenco show with emcee Pepe Raphael, Flamenco dancer Verónica Medina Cano and Flamenco guitarist Mark Ferguson.
Video by Luis Alvarado