Spanish wine tasting evening at El Faro

On Thursday April 16, why not kick off summer with an evening of Spanish food and wine at Docklands favourite El Faro? Weather permitting, guests can linger on its lovely alfresco terrace before heading into the private dining room at 7pm, when the event officially kicks off. After being served wine and a selection of canapés, diners will be invited to take their seats for dinner at 7.30pm. Wines will be introduced as each course is served, with a discussion as to why each one was chosen to match that particular dish. Tickets must be pre-booked and cost £55, which includes all the food and drink. For more information or to book, please call 020 7987 5511.

Wines for the evening
Santiago Ruiz
LAN Crianza 2005*
LAN Reserva 2004*
LAN Rioja Edición Limitada 2005
LAN Gran Reserva* 2001
Viña Lanciano 2001
*Award-winning wines

Dishes for the evening
Aceitunas, boquerones and gambas al ajillo
Olives, anchovies and king prawns cooked in virgin olive oil with garlic and chillis

Terrina de Ibérico rellena de verduritas y su salsa
Pan-fried Iberian suckling pig terrine stuffed with vegetables

Arroz cremoso de pato, judia y espárragos
Creamy rice with duck, beans and green asparagus

Rulos de lechal con caviar de berenja
Baby lamb rolls with aubergine caviar

Carrilleras de cerdo Ibérico con emulsión de patata trufada
Iberian pork cheeks with potato emulsion and black truffle

Solomillo de buey a la parrilla, y hiervas Provenzales con pastelitos de patata y queso
Grilled northern Spanish fillet-steak served with a mini-cake of potato and cheese