A massive Spanish food tour is coming to Manchester next month

Beers, tapas and high-end tasting menus at some of Manchester's best Spanish and Central American restaurants

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 12th April 2023

A huge foodie tour celebrating the wonders of Spanish and South American food is returning to Manchester next month.

Organised as part of a country-wide celebration by Spanish brewery Estrella Galicia, the festival will bring some of the UK’s most talented chefs together for a flavourful mix of tapas tours, foodie masterclasses and high-end tasting menus.

The month-long celebration of Spanish food, Gastronomy Month, will be taking place for a third year running this May.

Hosted across Manchester, London, Cardiff, Brighton and Newcastle, locals in each city will have the option to take part in the ultimate Spanish food tour with selected restaurants offering their best-selling tapas plates with a pint of Estrella Galicia on the side.

Former Masterchef and Great British Menu contestant Caroline Martins will host a special tasting menu at her current home inside Ancoats’ Blossom Street Social, mixing traditional Spanish dishes with influences from her home country of Brazil in Central America on 21 May.

A tapas spread at La Bandera. / Image: La Bandera
SAMPA Bistro at Blossom Street Social. / Image: The Manc Eats

An official Estrella Galicia Chef Ambassador for 2022, Martins has made quite a name for herself since arriving in Manchester – appearing on the Great British Menu earlier this year and wowing local diners in Ancoats with her Alice in Wonderland-style food.

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Known for serving weird and wonderful creations like edible ‘beef fat’ candles, marshmallows topped with tongue-numbing Jambu flowers and desserts disguised as poisonous mushrooms, Caroline has become something of a local sensation since moving to Manchester in 2020.

Elsewhere during the run of the festival month, local tapas favourite La Bandera will also get involved – serving a special Beer and Bite menu where guests can enjoy an Estrella Galicia beer paired with a delicious tapas dish.

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Estrella Galicia offers a wide variety of drinks here in the UK including Estrella Galicia Cerveza Lager, 0,0%, Gluten-free, 1906 Reserva Especial and 1906 Black Coupage.     

To find out more and book tickets, click here.

Featured image – La Bandera