Little Galicia Launched: A Taste of Spain in East London courtesy of Estrella Galicia
Independent Spanish brewery, Estrella Galicia, has joined forces with Tapas Revolution chef, Omar Allibhoy, to celebrate authentic Galician culture and gastronomy at Netil360 during a two month residency
Last night saw the launch of Little Galicia courtesy of Estrella Galicia, and whist it was raining, The Fan Carpet had a lovely time enjoying the refreshing beer from Estrella Galicia and delicious food from the amazing celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy.
From Thursday 14th May until Saturday 4th July, Little Galicia will introduce Londoners to an authentic ‘street food’ style tapas menu, bursting with Galician inspired flavours in a menu created by celebrated Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy and curated by Estrella Galicia at Netil360 rooftop.
Little Galicia will echo the welcoming and peaceful atmosphere of the little Spanish city with hammocks to lounge in, cushioned areas and a subtle glow of lantern lighting for guests to relax and soak up the Galician experience. The chilled set-up will be complete with telescopes, perfect for when the dark skies step in and the stars begin to glisten.
The menu, skilfully arranged to take guests on a mouth-watering journey and savour Galicia’s culinary delights, will be matched alongside a selection of world-class Estrella Galicia beers, served against a backdrop of stunning panoramic views of the London skyline. From creamy but mild beverage Estrella Galicia 1906 Reserva Especial 6.5%, prepared from rich toasted malts and hops, to the spicy, light tones of Estrella Galicia, served straight from the eye-catching ceramic lighthouse font, hand crafted in the traditional Galician pottery house of Sagadelos, each dish has been carefully designed by Omar to complement the taste of Estrella Galicia.
Brand Manager for Estrella Galicia UK, Lindsay Castling, commented: “We are excited about bringing a little bit of Galicia to the London food scene and having the opportunity of working with the truly talented Omar Allibhoy. With the recent opening of Omar’s third Tapas Revolution bar in Shoreditch creating a buzz, we wanted to use his expertise on creating a menu that is at the heart of Estrella Galicia but also with an East London edge”.
Director at Netil360, Ben Revill, said: “This year Netil360 has been granted an official alcohol license and so it is an exciting time for us as we schedule a summer of creative events for East London. When Estrella Galicia came to us with their vision for an authentic street food style tapas residency to complement their traditional Galician beers we were delighted to start the season off with a taste of dining and drinking which fits our own vision for the roof top this summer”.
Little Galicia will be open for all to enjoy on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm and bank holiday Sunday from 12pm – 9pm. Estrella Galicia will also be announcing further events throughout the two month residency at Netil360.
ESTRELLA GALICIA BACKGROUND
Estrella Galicia is Spain’s largest independent brewery. It was founded in 1906 in the Galician city of La Coruña, North West Spain. The brewery has remained in the hands of the family ever since, with its founder’s great grandson currently residing as company president. Since it began exporting outside of Galicia seven years ago, it has risen in popularity to become the country’s fourth largest beer. Estrella Galicia is identifiable in bars by its eye catching ceramic fonts, which have each been hand crafted in the traditional Galician pottery house of Sagadelos. Estrella Galicia has been exporting to the UK since 2012. To date its offering in the UK includes Estrella Galicia 4.7% Premium lager and alcohol free beer Estrella Galicia 0.0 both in bottle and on draught, 1906 Reserva Especial 6.5% and newly launched 1906 Black Coupage 7.2%.
Perched on top of Hackney's Netil House studios, Netil360's spacious roof garden bar is a sky high retreat at London's creative core. Home to hot tubs, a croquet lawn, outdoor banqueting table and cinema tent, Netil360 hosts a variety of summer events including movie nights, cocktail evenings, supperclubs, yoga, workshops, talks and more, all framed by an unrivalled view of London.