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Food Sponsor Announced for Birmingham Independant Food Fair

Alfonso of The Authentic Tapas Company

Alfonso of The Authentic Tapas Company

Authentic Tapas Group to serve up a feast as Restaurant Dining Sponsor Midlands restaurant group Authentic Tapas Group will bring a taste of Spain to Birmingham Independent Food Fair, as they come on board as the Restaurant Dining Sponsor.

They will recreate their flagship restaurant, Don Diego Bar de Tapas, at Millennium Point. Don Diego is located in Sutton Coldfield, and specialises in genuine tapas dishes, served in an authentic surrounding reminiscent of a Spanish restaurant with its decorative tiles and terracotta walls.

The business is independently-owned and run by husband and wife team Alfonso and Emma Yufera-Ruiz. Alfonso hails from Gran Canaria, and they both undertook culinary training at University College Birmingham.

Many ingredients used at the restaurant are painstakingly sourced from Spain. One example is the Iberian pork used in their chorizo and other cured meats. These come from a small herd of organically-reared pigs, fed on acorns to give their meat a rich, nutty flavour.

The drinks menu similarly boasts native specialities like sherries from the south of Spain, hazelnut liqueur, and that quintessential refreshment in the heat of summer, sangria. Emma from Authentic Tapas Group said: “We’re really looking forward to this event and it’s shaping up to be an exciting and enjoyable day. If I wasn’t working at it, I would probably come along as a visitor and bring my kids!

“This is a great time to be a restaurant owner or a foodie in the West Midlands, as there is so much excitement and positivity about what the region has to offer.”

Visitors will be able to pre-book a table at the Don Diego Bar de Tapas pop-up, once ticket sales for the food fair go live this summer. More on the Independent Food Fair for Birmingham here


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