There’s a line-up of fabulous events taking place at Lunya, Manchester’s truly authentic, independent Catalan restaurant, bar and deli, during February. All designed to celebrate Catalan and Spanish food and drink, the events are a celebration of Catalan culture, and the food and drink at the heart of it all.
Valentine’s Day 14th February 2019
Lovers are invited to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Lunya’s historic Deansgate candle-it restaurant where the full à la carte menu is available. There’s also a special Valentine’s Day banquet with a glass of sangria on arrival; nibble olives and tuck into Ibéricoa meats, Spanish cheeses, Catalan tomato bread, Padrón peppers and pollo al romesco. If you can bear sharing dessert, then go for the dessert sharing platter, where a veritable feast of chocolate and churros, tarta de Santiago much more will be available for your delectation.
This is £29.95 per person; for more information, click here.
Ham Carving Masterclass 25th February 6.30pm
Lunya has been hosting their famous Ham-Carving Masterclass for the past seven years and it is a must-do for quality, artisan ham lovers. It is hosted by Lunya’s expert ham carvers (with over a decade of experience) and is a great way to learn about Lunya’s world class Spanish and Catalan hams and how to carve and best enjoy it. The night includes a demonstration carving with Trevélez Serrano, Ibérico and Bellota hams, an expert talk by owner Peter Kinsella himself and a chance for everyone one to practice this special skilscarving. It’s all followed by a ham and wine feast with three wines paired to each of the hams as well as snacks and tapitas.
This is priced at £60 per person; to book a place, click here.
Wine Tasting 27th February 2019 6.30pm
Calling all wine lovers… Lunya’s Spanish and Catalan wine tasting will take you on a journey through Spain and Catalunya with eight wines from Rioja, Catalunya (including Vermut), Priorat, Albariño, Jerez, Somontano, Toro, Basque County and Pénedès. It will be hosted by Lunya’s resident wine expert and wine suppliers. Lunya is home to one of the best and biggest Spanish wine collections in the UK, and the night will showcase some of their finest and most interesting. It’s an informal and relaxed evening showcasing eight stunning wines with matched tapitas plus a fun quiz to round off the evening.
This is priced at £30 per person; for more information, click here.
I have dined at Lunya a few years’ ago and found it be rather lovely. This independent, family-run eatery is now home to the one of the biggest Spanish delis in the country, and the biggest online deli in the UK with over 1300 products available. I dined in the beautiful restaurant, and it was a real pleasure sipping Spanish wine.
Totally devoted to sourcing the finest artisan produce and cuisine direct from Spain, the Lunya team are passionate about sharing the Spanish approach to eating and drinking – that is, great food enjoyed socially and democratically with no fuss.
Owners Peter and Elaine visit Spain regularly, seeking out the very best suppliers, with whom they have established strong relationships – and they’re always developing new ones. Their explorations have uncovered exquisite products, which they buy direct from the farmers, fishermen and women, meat curers, cheese makers and a whole host of different artisan producers of fine food. It is these magnificent ingredients that make the Lunya restaurant experience so special, and I cannot wait to visit again (it has been too long).