Teatro de Alimentos took place on 6 and 7 August 2013, celebrating the varied and vibrant flavours of Spain. Guests were treated to a mouthwatering six-course menu, paying homage to the intensity of Spanish cuisine.
Welcomed to The Deck’s sun-drenched terrace with the sounds of the Spanish guitar and a refreshing flute of bubbly, guests had the chance to take in the awe-inspiring views of the London skyline before sitting down to dinner.
Highlights from the six-course menu included: succulent, savoury Jamon Iberico croquettes, delicate onion-crusted salt cod and mouth-watering suckling pig served with garlic, chorizo, paprika and a Pedro Ximenez reduction. All this was topped off with a delicious mix of Spanish cheese and a decadent ‘Repertoire of Chocolate’.
The food was matched with a tasting flight of Spanish wines and beer selected by The Deck’s supplier Jascots, who also conducted an in-depth tutorial throughout the event to ensure that guests were able to enjoy the different, subtle tasting notes that could be identified with each combination.
The National Theatre’s executive sous chef Ricardo Menta, who created the menu, spoke to guests to give them an insight into his motivation behind creating the complex menu.