The Sangria Bar Opens It’s Doors | Gourmand and Gourmet

The Sangria Bar Opens It's Doors

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The time has almost come for The Sangria Bar to open its doors! Located adjacent to our Spaniard favourite Olé Restaurant, Friday November 22 marks the day this little sister will bring a brand new fiesta to South Bank. Guests can take a summertime journey to Spain with any of the seven sangria varieties on offer, including the Sangria Colada – a mixture of crisp white wine, pineapple juice, coconut rum, fresh mint, and ginger beer. The ‘Sangria del Dia’, or ‘sangria of the day’, will keep a fresh twist on the menu, and those finding it hard to choose one variety can satisfy their tastes with a flight of sangria – any four flavours for $20. Sangria may be the focus, but food has not been forgotten. Whether you’ve got a penchant for patatas bravas or a hankering for hamburguesa, the tapas and raciones menus have something for all peckish patrons and will be served until midnight from Thursday to Saturday. What’s on the menu? A delicious range of authentic Spanish flavours. Try the beef cheeks braised in Pedro Ximénez with cauliflower, or share a Paella de Marisco for two with prawns, squid, mussels, clams, chorizo and saffron rice. If you’re after something a little lighter, the Bocaditos are the way to go, with dishes such as spicy chicken wings with pimiento roio aioli, or tender grilled lamb skewers with spiced yoghurt. Don’t miss out on dessert either – who could resist Spanish donuts with cinnamon and warm chocolate sauce! Adding to the excitement, The Sangria Bar will come alive with the freshest Latin beats and live DJs, beginning this Sunday at 4pm with DJ Pepe Sol, who describes his music as a bright and funky swinging style of samba that DJs used to play in the street bars in Brazil. Plenty of rhythm, plenty of soul and timeless classic boogie breaks to take you away for a night of play. This Latin music will become a regular occurrence every Thursday through to Sunday, with new live Latin beats each week from DJs such as DJ Scorpio and DJ Paprika. With an unrivalled location, modish live music, and delicious drinks mixed by consummate bar staff, the venue is the perfect place for anything from a Sunday drink to a large function. The Sangria Bar will open this Friday, November 22 at 5pm, and trade seven days from 11am at Shop B13/14, Grey Street, South Bank thereafter. Words by Jessica Bell