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
June 14 - La Ruta del Toro: Taste of Andalucía
$90 | 7pm | PLAZA DEL TORO | 105 SE Taylor
The Culinary School from Málaga, Spain collaborates in this multi-course seated dinner with Chef John Gorham from Toro Bravo Inc. to feature dishes from the south of Spain. Junta de Andalucía brings the school and top products from the region to introduce Portland to the taste of Andalucía. Ticket price includes dinner and Spanish guitar from Toshi Onizuka. Wine pairings and full bar available for purchase.
This event is part of #TAPASTOURPDX, a week-long event series in Portland celebrating World Tapas Day. Toro Bravo and Mediterranean Exploration Company will each offer a special regional Spanish tapa June 12-18 and PLAZA DEL TORO will host the finale party on June 18.
June 18 - La Ruta del Toro: Finale Tapas Party
Open to the Public 6-9pm | PLAZA DEL TORO | 105 SE Taylor
Gastronomic society PLAZA DEL TORO welcomes all of Portland to celebrate the closing of #TapasTourPDX with a finale party. This is a free event open to the public from 6-9pm. Complimentary tapas will be served to represent all the regions that have been showcased throughout the week celebrating World Tapas Day. Enjoy GinTonics, vermut, sidra, sherry, and full bar available for purchase with passed porrons of txakolina!
In addition to this finale party, Toro Bravo and Mediterranean Exploration Company will each offer a special regional Spanish tapa June 12-18 and PLAZA DEL TORO will host a dinner with the Andalucian cooking school on June 14.
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