Spanish feasting at Olé Fuego
21 Aug 2015
The Spanish really do have life figured out. Siestas at lunchtime, dinner after 10pm and sangria on tap – it’s a lifestyle we can only dream of. We can’t tell if it’s this secret yearning for a life in Spain or the ‘hola’ good time we seem to have every time we drink sangria that keeps us coming back to Olé Fuego, but we can tell you that if you’re after a great place to take a group of pals, this is the place to go. Fuego, meaning fire, is the newest addition to the Olé restaurant family, adding flavoursome Spanish tapas and the sangria that we all know and love to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s Station Road Dining precinct. Feasting with friends on tasty tapas is the done thing at Olé Fuego, with enough tempting share plates on the menu that you’ll want to bring your entire friend list and their plus ones so you can get two of each dish. From the pork sliders with pear chutney and aioli to the fried manchego cheese and slow cooked crispy lamb belly, you’ll just keeping ordering plates until there’s nothing left on the menu to try. We’ve got fiesta fever just thinking about it. If you can’t rustle up quite enough dining pals to adequately tackle the tapas (it’s an art form), Olé Fuego’s paella is a delicious back up plan, with seafood, chicken or vegetarian paella for 2 available. Or you can dig into even more substantial share plates like slow cooked crispy pork with roast cauliflower, or lamb shoulder with roasted root vegetables. Just make sure someone is available to be your DD, or take advantage of the plentiful public transport around, because you don’t want to miss out on a jug (or 3) of Olé Fuego’s famous housemade sangria goodness. Topped with fresh summer fruits and chilled to perfection, it makes for the ultimate summer cocktail. If you’re all about the vino, their extensive list of red and white wines will keep your fiesta going long into the night. With authentic ingredients sourced from Australian and Spanish producers, Olé Fuego is the go-to place for west siders to enjoy Spanish flavours, open 7 days from 10am until late. Words by Crimson Dunstan Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!