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Baresca gets June opening

Jon Perkins, David Perkins and Sarah Newham’s new city centre tapas venue ‘baresca’ opened on Monday 1st June. The new Nottingham eaterie houses a 150-cover market cafe & tapas bar plus a 65 cover cellar bar over three floors. baresca will serve exciting tapas menus reflecting and revolving around the flavours of Spain and her near neighbours.

The Ground Floor interior combines a modern take on the wonderfully evocative street markets scattered around Barcelona and the hustle and bustle of the nearby Old Town. baresca’s subterranean cellar bar ‘Cellar9’ brings a touch of Spain’s earthy bodega bars to Nottingham.

The industrial heritage of 9, Byard Lane has been honoured by touches of scaffolding, exposed piping and brickwork alongside the tones of a muted colour palette. On that canvas, baresca enjoys a compelling mix of contemporary and classic cues: think sparkling Italian marble tables aside alongside antique Spanish leather chairs given a new lease of life.

At the Ground Floor entrance, baresca’s Market Café has been designed to be enjoyed all day every day. Amid fresh herbs and produce flown in from Spain, early birds can enjoy baresca’s morning coffee – their own blend is freshly ground and expertly brewed by baresca’s trained baristas.

Continuing to place the theatre of food at the heart of the space, the light and airy First Floor enjoys the sights, sounds and smells of baresca’s vibrant open kitchen.

Cellar9, baresca’s basement hideaway, has been designed to communicate the nooks and crannies, street art and relaxed styling of Barcelona’s laid back bodegas. After dark, diners and drinkers can chill in lowly lit booths, sumptuous leather seating or at the inviting concrete topped bar. On Thursday and Friday evening, guests can enjoy the best of the city’s acoustic, jazz and funk sets.

baresca will be serving five menus: breakfast, menu del dia, main menu, escabeanies menu and the cellar9 menu.

Served from 10am Sunday to Friday and 9am on Saturdays, baresca breakfast menu will feature a hearty ‘breakfast completo’, new flatbreads, patatas, chorizo, Catalan bread and eggs accompanied by that wonderful coffee.

At 9,95 for three courses, menu del dia is baresca’s high value lunch menu which replicates the Spanish model of offering visitors fantastic lunchtime quality at an affordable price: flatbreads, two tapas, a side, coffee and a sweet treat await.

baresca’s main menu features a wealth of individual dishes sourced directly from committed local and Spanish producers and suppliers, while the escabeanies breakfast and main menus offer gentle (nutritious) Mediterranean twists on classic kid’s food. Cellar9 has its own menu featuring cold meats, cheeses, flatbreads and more, specifically tailored to work in tandem with the bar’s extensive drinks offering.

baresca’s food benefits from a completely re-fitted kitchen replete with an imposing chargrill oven and the restaurant’s own Italian curing cabinet allowing the team to cure their own meats.

Led by Bar Manager Will Haley, who has returned from six week’s training at a top Barcelona drinks and cocktail school, highlights on baresca’s drinks list include their gin botanica range, their own organic beers, Spanish craft beers, cocktails and cavas, jerez and sherries as well as a fleet of wines hand-picked by the restaurant’s three owners.

baresca co-owner Jon Perkins concluded:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the doors here in Nottingham. Our new market café, tapas and cellar bar is the result of years of research and development coming together to create a baresca concept which boils down a simple premise: we aim to promote the excitement of enjoying great food and drink with good friends. We hope our visitor agree that baresca represents our four core values of offering something that’s fresh, quality, vibrant and good value.”

For more details, visit baresca’s website.

Posted on 03 June 2015

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