Spanish ‘pilgrimage’ restaurant earns spot in Liverpool

The Million Pound Menu contestants behind Spanish-themed restaurant Pilgrim will be opening their first site in Liverpool on May 15.

Managing director Jamie Duffield, chef director Dave Bone and marketing director Anthony Power saw plaudits on the Beeb’s restaurant show earlier this year.

Their restaurant is inspired by cuisine encountered during the ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (which has taken place since the 9th century). Dishes include wood-roasted pork chop and fennel emulsion, chargrilled sardines with black olive crumb, scallops with smoked butter, and barbecued octopus tentacle with guindilla pepper salsa.

Power said: “We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to open our first permanent site at the new Duke Street Market in Liverpool, and we think the market will be a fantastic hub of great food and drinks, all housed under one roof.

“We’ll be showcasing the diverse flavours and ingredients found along the many routes of the Camino, serving a flexitarian menu that showcases the highest quality local produce, all cooked over a live-fire hearth in our open kitchen.

“With over 12 established routes of the Camino, we will have the scope to rotate the menu and bring a fresh approach and interpretations to traditional Iberian dishes.”

The menu will be mainly small plates made for sharing. The primary option is a four-course tasting menu.

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