Campo Viejo Tapas Trail comes to the streets of Cork
Urban Art also in the mix!
This May and June, Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo, the flagship of Rioja wines, will bring the sell-out Campo Viejo Tapas Trail to the streets of Cork City. Food and wine enthusiasts are invited to join in the month long celebration of Spanish style tapas dining and discover the true passion, vitality and vibrancy of Spain’s culinary culture from the 8th May to 5th June. For further information and to purchase tickets, priced at €20 per person, log onto www.facebook.com/
Now an annual celebration of the best of Spanish cuisine and wine, the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail allows participants to enjoy the unique colourful social experience of going from eatery to eatery and sharing a selection of authentic Spanish tapas cuisine, while experiencing the vibrancy of Spain right on their own doorstep.
Tickets for the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail are priced at €20 with the trail taking place each Wednesday between 6.30pm and 9.00pm and each Sunday between 2.00pm and 4.30pm in participating restaurants (excluding Sunday 2nd June).
During the event, participants will visit four top tapas restaurants in Cork City where they will be presented with the venue’s three best tapas specially created to complement the elegance and full flavours associated with Campo Viejo Reserva. Restaurants on the Tapas Trail are; Arthur Mayne's, Pembroke St., Electric, South Mall, The Cornstore, Cornmarket St. and Oysters, Lapps Quay. Participants will also enjoy a glass of Campo Viejo Reserva in each restaurant.
Inspired by the Spanish way of life and Campo Viejo’s mantra of ‘stimulating a more expressive world’, the Tapas Trail will this year bring Spain’s expressiveness and vibrancy to the streets of Cork through urban art. In an exciting new collaboration with renowned Irish urban artists, Psychonautes and Fatti Burke, Campo Viejo will capture Spain’s colourful culture and passion for living through bespoke installations which can be seen and enjoyed during the Tapas Trail. Urban art features heavily in contemporary Spanish culture, with Madrid often considered the spiritual home of urban art, making it the perfect complement to the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail 2013. Inspired by red wine, the artists will also work together with Campo Viejo winemakers to create a vibrant red paint colour, which they will use in the artwork.
Speaking about the Tapas Trail, Rachel Keogh, Brand Manager of Campo Viejo, said; “We’re very excited about the return of the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail, particularly with the expansion of the Trail to Cork and the introduction of urban art this year. The creative process of winemaking and art is more similar than most people think. Both start with a blank canvas and a vision of what we want to achieve. The process then takes us on a journey of experimentation – be it with flavours or colours – until we are satisfied with the final outcome. Through the introduction of urban art into the Tapas Trail we hope to encourage people to embrace the Spanish way of living, full of colour and passion, which is central to Campo Viejo’s mantra to live a ‘Life Uncorked’.”
80 people can participate on the trail during each session. They will be split up into four groups of 20; each group will be assigned a different route, starting from different restaurants and work their way around the trail. Hosts will guide participants on the trail educating them on the importance of the Rioja region and describing Campo Viejo’s unique characteristics. For further information and to purchase tickets log onto www.facebook.com/
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