Last week saw the publication of the annual list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and if you don’t already have a reservation at the number one eatery El Cellar de Can Roca then it’s probably too late. Big thanks then to Ibérica who have gathered some of the most celebrated Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American chefs, the majority of which are fresh from recently being named is one of the World’s Best, to create an exclusive collection of signature tapas dishes.
For Iberica’s ‘Great chefs, Great Causes’ campaign (8 June – 23 August), each acclaimed chef has entrusted a secret recipe to Ibérica’s Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano and group chef César Garcia; from the world’s number one El Cellar de Can Roca’s squid parmentier with smoked Spanish paprika through to razor clams with yellow pepper and black quinoa from Virgilio Martinez of Central in Peru (No.4). Other participating chefs include Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz (No.6), Juan Mari Arzak of Arzak (No.17) and Bittor Arguinzoniz of Asador Etxebarri (No. 13).
Dishes start from just £7 and all proceeds of the profits from the menu will be shared equally amongst the chefs’ chosen charities, which include Fundaciò Oscobe, Unicef Spain, Action Against Hunger Peru and UK and FarmAfrica.
Each tapas dish will be rotated on a weekly basis throughout the London restaurants. A selection of the dishes will be available throughout the campaign in Manchester.
Also in a UK first, Ibérica will exclusively stock a range of gourmet products in their delis from the end of June. Products include the La Cala range by Albert Adrià featuring white tuna belly; razor clams in olive oil; and albacore belly in escabeche sauce as well as Rocambolesc Ice Creams by Jordi Roca of El Cellar de Can Roca.
195 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PA // 89 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5QU // 12 Cabot Square, London E14 4QQ // The Avenue, Spinningfields Manchester M3 3HF
All London reservations T: 020 7636 8650 // Manchester: T: 01613 581 350