El Borracho Launches Catala

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Emma Yufera-Ruiz, has a lot to celebrate this year, having successfully opened her 4th authentic Spanish restaurant in 6 years, this time in the upmarket area of Edgbaston

To celebrate this success, the largely Spanish team invited selected journalists and bloggers to an exclusive tasting event on 13th April. They revealed that this year’s menus will be heavily Catalan influenced and introduced head chef Ignacio Castells, who is a proud Catalan – born and raised in Barcelona.

The event was a Spanish extravaganza, and raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Entry and delicacies from the new 2016 menu were complementary, with the opportunity to donate £5 or more to charity on the door. There was live Spanish music and guests were invited to review some truly creative dishes for 2016.

Since opening last Summer, El Borracho de Oro has enjoyed nothing but rave reviews and has already been listed as one of the coolest places in Birmingham.

Emma and her team took the plunge during June 2015 and built on their loyal customer base, Michelin success and Best Mediterranean Establishment Award – by expanding into Edgbaston, just a mile from Birmingham city centre.

The thriving Edgbaston Village – just metres from Emma’s family home has proven to be a big hit with locals and visitors alike, and it seems it was crying out for an authentic Spanish restaurant.

They joined the likes of The Blue Piano South East Asian restaurant, The Edgbaston boutique hotel and cocktail lounge, The High Field gastro pub, and the renowned Simpsons restaurant – where Emma worked at the start of her career.

Emma Yufera-Ruiz, Restaurant Owner added:

We feel as though we have always been here.  The local business and leisure community has welcomed us with open arms.  As well as the discerning diners from further afield who have sought us out because they want to try something truly authentic from an independent team

The restaurant offers hearty Spanish staples and stunning sharer dishes such as Arroz Caldosa de Bogovante (a dish similar to paella made with lobster and other seafood), Lechal Asado (suckling lamb), Chuleton De Buey (bone in rib steak), and Lubina a Sal (whole seabass packed in sea salt).  There is a focus on an a la carte menu, with high quality dishes that show the best of Spanish Cuisine. There are Vegetarian dishes such as Wild Mushroom and Spinach Caneloni and Broken Eggs with Asparagus. Wines and beers are authentically Spanish and only those that we drink ourselves. We are currently stocking Alhambra and Mahou Beers on tap, plus other beers in bottles and Spanish Cider.

But what does El Borracho de Oro mean?

Emma continues:

El Borracho de Oro is the name of a favourite bar in Granada.  The name translates as “the Golden Drunk” and refers to the person who drinks all the good wines

For more information on El Borracho de Oro’s progress visit www.elborracho.co.uk, like El Borracho de Oro on Facebook and follow @ElBorrachoDeOro on Twitter.

For further information on Edgbaston Village, visit www.edgbastonvillage.co.uk

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