Toro Tapas is returning to St Andrews following the successful launch of St Andrews’ most unique and affordable pop-up restaurant. If you have a passion for food and want a night out that doesn’t require wearing black tie, you should be gearing up for an evening of amazing dishes and even better company.
Catering to a gap in the market, Toro Tapas is here to offer students an affordable and delicious experience in a relaxed environment. With various plates on offer, the menu is largely influenced by the travels of the founders, this year focusing on dishes inspired by Italy and Spain, standing alongside a variety of flavours from Japan to Singapore. Last year’s launch event was successful largely due to the creative dishes compiled by Isidora Grgur, Joshua Foo, Felix Arris and Sophia Caragianis, who share a passion for creating innovative, cultural foods.
The major draw of a tapas style pop-up restaurant lies in the relaxed atmosphere, where students can drop in with friends and a bottle of wine and enjoy the food and conversation while meeting like-minded people. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your palate without leaving The Bubble this semester, the founders of Toro Tapas promise a series of unique creations that will be sure to sate your cravings for travel and food (Amongst last year’s offerings: Moscato baked camebert, Thai pork sausage, and beetroot cured salmon).
Sourcing food from local shops and markets, the dishes will all be supporting St Andrews-based businesses. The founders hope to expand the business soon, potentially branching into the events-catering scene. We may soon find a Toro Tapas stand alongside the traditional Blackhorn burger truck.
The passion for food that fuels the Toro Tapas team has me very excited to see just what they have in store for guests this year. If you’ve not already bought a ticket, check out Tilt and on Friday, 23 September head to their surprise location for a very real pop-up tapas bar that is sure to impress foodies and fun-seekers alike.