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Wellington’s Liberty restaurant is hosting a Spanish feast with live flamenco music


Wellington’s Liberty restaurant is hosting a Spanish feast with live flamenco music
Wellington's is coming alive this weekend for the vibrant CubaDupa festival.

Taking part in the CubaDupa – a festival running on 25-26 March – Liberty restaurant is bringing a taste of Spain to Wellington. Inspired by the festival’s theme of ‘portal to a place’, Liberty has crafted a Spanish tapas menu, paired alongside rare Spanish sherries and the country’s national tipple, Sangria.

Created by head chef Alex France, the menu features traditional savoury bites including cured pork loin with Manchego toast, anchovy with smoked tomato tostada, yellow peppers and grilled octopus.

Visitors will not only enjoy a feast for their tastebuds, but a musical extravaganza, with members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) performing a series of unplugged sets centred around Latin tunes.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Liberty in one of the most colourful and creative corners of the capital,” says NZSO violinist Greg Squire. “The mix of Spanish and Latin American music we have chosen encapsulates all that Liberty’s menu represents, spicy tongue tingling variety and flavour, flavour, flavour! Bring your castanets and flamenco dance shoes. Hagamos la fiesta! It’s going to be a blast!”

Bookings aren’t required and guests are welcome to drop in to enjoy the festivities from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 March.

There are tons of other events taking over Wellington CBD for the CubaDupa festival. Head to Glover Park for live music and circus performances, discover orchestras and brass bands in Hannah’s Courtyard and marvel at weird and wonderful performance in The Mammoth tent on Guznee Street.

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