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Spanish treats come to Toronto
Artists and musicians liven up The Streets of Spain mini-festival.
Last night, as the sun set, I tucked into chilled gazpacho before feasting on spot prawns and truffled lobster and rice (snuck into the country from Spain by the chef, incidentally). To what did I owe the pleasure? I was a guest of Campo Viejo, the Spanish wine brand, which was popping bottles and hosting a pop-up street fair in Toronto on King Street West (it’s on today too!) that they’re calling The Streets of Spain.
Read more to find out where to get free churros and paella…
The dinner itself (
a few tickets might still be left for tonight’s seating) was dreamed up by
Patria‘s Stuart Cameron (the man I have to thank for a single-tear-worthy chocolate pudding with olive oil and salt) and Michelin-starred chef Maria Jose San Roman, who came in from her restaurant
Monastrell in Alicante, Spain. (She’s the one who smuggled in the AMAZING Albufeira rice and then shaved truffles over it.) The wine pairings—the highlight being a 2008
Campo Viejo Reserva—were the real surprise, though. Food-friendly, fruity and oh-so-drinkable, they were a remarkable match for the stellar food. And party-budget-friendly too. But let’s get to the important part: Stop by 461 King Street West if you happen to be in Toronto today to indulge in a few churros and a plate of paella (or just a lot of churros). It’s almost the weekend after all, right? Might as well start celebrating.
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