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.
PAST LA RUTA DEL TORO EVENTS
DIM SUM TAPAS
with Chef Juanjo Canals
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19
La Ruta del Toro Chef in Residence Series
PLAZA DEL TORO
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, collaborated with PLAZA Chef Michael Kessler and Toro Bravo Chef Pat Manning on a Spanish tapas menu served in the style of Dim Sum.
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