• PRESS RELEASE – LA PALOMA AND HONG KONG’S SPANISH COMMUNITY UNITE TO SHOW SUPPORT TOWARDS BARCELONA – “A DINNER FOR BARCELONA” ON 29TH AUGUST

     

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    <<22nd August, 2017 – Hong Kong>> In light of the tragic events that took place in Barcelona and Cambrils on the 17th of August, La Paloma has rallied forces to support their beloved countrymen. A display of undying support and love towards their home country, 12 chefs from Hong Kong and Philippines’s esteemed Spanish restaurants and the Spanish Chefs Association in Asia will lend their expertise to support those in need. After hearing about the horrific terrorist attacks on the people in Spain’s Catalonia region. Despite the heartbreaking reason behind this non-profit dinner, the participating chefs hope to celebrate Spanish culture through cuisine to display their strong and unwavering Spanish spirit, something that will not be crushed.

    On the evening of 29 August from 6pm onwards, La Paloma will host a non-profit dinner, “A Dinner For Barcelona”. Priced at HK$400 per guest for food only and an addition HK$200 for free-flow drinks, 100% of the event’s profits will be made towards a non-profit association of Barcelona. Guests who make a reservation through La Paloma will get the chance to enjoy a family style eight-course tapas menu + two desserts with an optional free-flowing Wine, Beer, Sangria, Spanish Cava and soft drinks.

    Sample menu for the evening includes as below:

    Montadito Caesar, Crispy Chicken Skin “Caesar style”

    Blue Fin Tuna, “Ajoblanco” Almond and Garlic Cream with Carrots Chips

    Foie Gras, Smoked Eel and Green Apple

    Catalan Traditional Codfish Fritters

    Tomato Salad with Anchovies and Fresh cheese

    “Trinxat” Potato and Iberico Pork Cake with Prawns

    “Callos” Pork Stew with Chickpeas, Ham and Chorizo

    “Fricando” Traditional Catalan stew, Ox tongue and mushrooms

    Vanila Cream with “Ninyoyakis”, Passion Fruit and Cardamom

    Crema Catalana

    “The recent terrorist attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils have deeply saddened me. When I heard that my home country had been brutally attacked, I was immensely worried about my family, friends and the people living in those areas. Through this non-profit dinner, I hope that we will be able to do our part to support. Through a medium that I love so much, I hope to use food to unite people for this important cause,” said Executive Chef & Partner, Alex Fargas.

    Please see below for the full list of participating chefs.

    Riky Sabata (General Manager at La Paloma)

    Jose Antonio Navarro Cotes (Executive Chef at La Paloma)

    Alex Fargas (Executive Chef at FoFo by el Willy)

    Javier Freire (Consultant Chef)

    Jaime Nuñez (Head Chef at AMMO)

    David Puig (Group Pastry Chef at Maximal Concepts)

    Edgar Sanuy (Executive Chef at La Lola Group, Manila)

    Pedro Samper (Executive Chef at Langham Hotels Group)

    Daniel Benitorafe Rivera (Executive Chef at Cassio)

    Martín Carrasco (Head Pastry Chef at Cassio)

    Ferran Tadeo (Executive Chef at Catalunya Hong Kong)

    Miguel Gallo (Head Chef at Zafran)

    Alvaro Ramos (Private Chef)

    <<ENDS>>

    Restaurant Contacts

    La Paloma

    Tel – 2291-6161

    Address – 1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

    Email – info@lapaloma.hk

    Website – www.lapaloma.hk 

    About La Paloma

    Following the success of FoFo by el Willy in Hong Kong, the award winning Catalan chef Willy Trullas Moreno will once again bring an authentic yet fun Spanish dining experience to Sai Ying Pun. With Chef Jose Antonio Navarro Cotes at the helm, the restaurant will continue to serve innovative bona fide Spanish cuisine to food lovers around Hong Kong. The restaurant features live paella stations and an el Asador” Spanish clay oven, while the simple table-menu offers choices of over 30 dishes and boasts a diverse Spanish drinks list.