Juanjo Canals

La Ruta PDX Dinner
with Chef Juanjo Canals
 & Winemaker Javier Garcia
Saturday, January 26th. 6PM

PLAZA DEL TORO. 105 SE Taylor, Portland OR 97214
$150 All-Inclusive:
5 Courses + Wine Pairings + Gratuity

To be added to the waiting list please email inquiries@plazadeltoropdx.com.

Spanish chef Juanjo Canals returns to Portland to present a 5-course all-inclusive dinner with Spanish winemaker Javier Garcia. Juanjo is chef/owner of Madrid’s Con Amor and Despecho Con Amor restaurants. Javier Garcia is the winemaker of Viña Somoza  in Galicia and founding winemaker and partner of 4 Monos Viticultores  in Madrid. Full bar and wine list available for purchase. Gratuity not included on additional beverages.



Juanjo Canals is the chef/owner of Madrid’s  Con Amor and Despecho Con Amor restaurants. At Con Amor, they understand that the main ingredient in life as well as in the kitchen is love and they use it in large quantities is all their dishes. This is Juanjo’s fourth culinary visit to Portland as a Chef in Residence at PLAZA DEL TORO and La Ruta PDX. 



With a master’s degrees in both viticulture and enology, Viñador Javier Garcia founded 4 Monos (4 Monkeys) with three friends and lovers of wine he met while hiking in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range west of Madrid. Over just a few years they accumulated 4 hectares of vineyard land, acquired a small bodega with built-in concrete tanks in Cadalso de los Vidrios, and produced their first vintage as a team in 2009.

Javier’s first vintage as winemaker of Viña Somoza in Valdeorras was produced in 2015. Javier was brought on to oversee the estate’s evolving approach with the goal of bringing the estate into the “avant-garde” of Galician winegrowing. His transformation of Viña Somoza has been quoted as, “so huge that they might as well be considered a new project."