Nieves Barragan Mohacho and José Etura's Spanish restaurant Sabor is to open on London's Heddon Street in January 2018.
Sabor (meaning flavour in Spanish) will have three areas a restaurant, bar, and upstairs asador all designed by Michaelis-Boyd. The rooms will feature tiles sourced from Southern Spain, worn timber floors and brick walls, with Spanish design accents focused on the bar and kitchens.
In both the restaurant and asador the plan will be open, with guests sharing a counter with the chefs. Like traditional tapas bars, orders will be written on the limestone counter in chalk, so guests can see exactly what they have ordered.
An in-house fishmonger will prepare and serve fresh seafood, ordered by weight from a seafood counter alongside the kitchen. The seafood on offer will change daily, depending on what fish is available that day.
Dishes on the menu will include diver caught scallop and five jotas ham consome, wild rabbit empanadilla, and Jerusalem artichoke and jamon tortilla with sage alioli.
The bar will serve dishes such as cured presa iberica, crisp fried chicken oyster bocadillo, caqmarones fritos with fried quail egg, and black trumpet croquetas with black truffle. Drinks will focus on vermouth and Spanish gins, alongside sherries, txakolis, Spanish wines and beers.
The menu in the asador will focus on specialities from the Galicia and Castile regions of Spain with pulpo a feira, suckling pig, empanada gallega (pork and pepper pie) on the menu. There will also be daily changing dishes, including a daily whole fish on the bone.
Mohacho said: "José and I are very happy to finally open Sabor and share our love for Spanish cooking and hospitality. It's been a long held dream for both of us and we're very excited to introduce guests to the different flavours of our native Spain, taking them on a journey right across the country."
Mohacho and Etura met at London's Barrafina restaurants, where Mohacho began at the group's Fino restaurant in 2003 going on to become the executive chef for Barrafina. Etura spent ten years with Barrafina becoming the group's general manager.
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