It's summer! The sun is peeking out from the clouds (from time to time) and we're all getting in the holiday mood. If you haven't booked a trip abroad, however, there's no need to feel glum, for Spain is coming to Dublin (from June 4th - 29th) and Cork (from July 2nd - 27th) with the return of the hugely popular Campo Viejo Tapas Trail.
Food and wine aficionados can get a true taste of Spain on the trails. Now an annual celebration of the culinary culture of tapas and wine, guests can discover the 'tapeo' - the art of relishing tapas with friends and family.
What better way to spend a summer afternoon than by dropping into the very best tapas restaurants Cork and Dublin have to offer? Share a selection of authentic Spanish tapas, enjoy a glass of Campo Viejo Reserva is each eatery and revel in the friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
The Dublin trail will take place right in the heart of the city. Participating restuarants are Drury Buildings, The Market Bar, Baggots Hutton and Zaragoza. Cork resaturants taking part are Arthur Mayne's, Electric,The Cornstore, and Oysters.
Enhancing the experience is the colourful art installations by renowned Irish illustrator Steve Simpson that will be on display in each of the participating restaurants, continuing Campo Viejo’s love and association with urban art.
Senior brand manager of Campo Viejo, Elaine Cullen says, 'We’re delighted that the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail is returning to Dublin and Cork for 2014. It has become a highly anticipated annual event. Campo Viejo is a wine which is full of colour and passion and this will be seen through the tapas served in each of the restaurants, but also in our collaboration with artist Steve Simpson. We’re huge fans of Steve’s work and are really looking forward to the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail participants seeing the bespoke pieces he has created for this year’s Trail, all while enjoying a glass of Campo Viejo Reserva.'
For further information and to purchase tickets, priced at €25 per person, log onto www.campoviejotapastrail.ie.