Rioja Finnieston unveils new San Sebastián inspired menu

Iberian pork loin, white truffle mash, Piquillo peppers

Rioja Finnieston, is celebrating modern Iberian cooking and Scottish flavours with the launch of new seasonal market dishes. The ambitious menus will be updated every four weeks to reflect the best produce available; this month they are inspired by San Sebastián – famed for innovative cooking methods and strong culinary traditions.

The market menu includes the best of Spanish high quality ingredients; Galician blonde beef aged for 78 days from Rubia Gallega cattle; the finest Ibérian ham reared from black Spanish pigs in eastern Spain; razor clams from the North Atlantic, alongside Scottish seafood from independent suppliers like Glasgow’s own Bernard Corrigan.

Expect dishes like green apple ceviche with smoked mackerel and celery, inspired by summers by the sea in Bilbao.

Green apple ceviche, smoked mackerel, celery

Green apple ceviche, smoked mackerel, celery

Squid ink rice with Spanish langoustine is another seafood classic on the menu, while West Coast Scottish mussels enjoy a Spanish twist with a splash of Albariño and lemongrass.

You’ll also find refreshing cocktails on the menu, like the zingy Zarza Roja – muddled citrus fruits layered with vodka, blackberry, and juicy soft fruits.

Zarza Roja Top View

The seasonal menu was unveiled this week and to celebrate the new flavours, the Rioja is offering complimentary sparkling wine for customers who dine on their market menu throughout August. Available Monday to Wednesday from noon until 10pm, if you order two dishes from the menu then you can sip on Spanish sparkling wine courtesy of the restaurant.

Rioja opened on Aryle Street in 2013 and is owned by Toni Carbajosa and Kevin Campbell. Introducing the new menu, Toni told Glasgowist: “Summer isn’t just about salads, evoke your senses and indulge in the exciting flavours of Spanish cooking and culture. Our team has created an exciting monthly menu that will inspire you to explore modern gastronomy techniques and dishes that will transport you straight to the vibrant streets of Spain. Our dishes are creative, authentic and we really can’t wait for our customers to ‘Taste Our Spain’ in Rioja.”

Kevin added:“Our seasonal menu respects local produce and combines the best of Spanish and Scottish flavours in exciting combinations. We work with only the most premium and consistent suppliers to deliver a true flavour of Spain, and we hope that Glasgow enjoys our new dishes. ”

To book a table and enjoy the introductory menu package at Rioja, please contact Javier via email; or call 0141 334 0761.

1116 Argyle Street
G3 8TD

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Galician Blonde sirloin carpaccio, Iberian ham, foie Micuit

Galician Blonde sirloin carpaccio, Iberian ham, foie Micuit