15 Mar 2019
From 18th March until 7th July, Oliver Peyton’s restaurants, The National Dining Rooms and The National Café, are celebrating the “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light” exhibition at The National Gallery with a limited-edition Spanish menu.
Inspired by the iridescent canvases of renowned Spanish painter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastidas, the menu is packed with Iberian flavours. Kick off tapas-style with starters of Smoked Ham and Manchego Croquettes with pimento aioli, or a simple plate of Pata Negra, served with pickles and artichokes. Flavoursome mains include a classic Hake in Romesco Sauce and almond olive dressing, or Vegetable Paella with sprouting broccoli, asparagus, padron peppers and saffron. Finish on a sweet note with Crema Catalana or Tarta de Santiago served with clotted cream. The menu is reasonably priced at £19 for two courses or £24 for three.
For those looking for a lighter option, stop by after 3pm for wine and tapas – enjoy two glasses of Spanish wine with a slice of tortilla and pan con tomate for just £12. With the Gallery’s Friday Lates, why not pop in and kick off the start of the weekend in Spanish style.
From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bathing scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the Sorolla exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla’s career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.
Inspiring art commands inspiring food so head to the National Gallery for an Iberian feast of the senses. As well as the Sorolla menu, both restaurants will be offering its signature Modern European menus, with a quintessentially British afternoon tea also available every day.
Distributed by Roche Communications on behalf of Peyton & Byrne, 14th March 2019
The National Dining Rooms
Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
The National Café
East Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Reservations: 0207 747 2525