La Tomatina Wine Dinner @ Barcelona Restaurant

Stephanie Webster

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar's much anticipated Tomatina Dinner is back this Wednesday August 31st! Every year, the villages of Valencia celebrate with their famous tomato throwing battle, painting the streets, buildings and revelers red. In homage to this fun holiday, Executive Chef, Michael Bydenstein will be serving a special menu at their Greenwich location, each course featuring heirloom tomatoes, the summer season’s greatest fruit. The dinner will be paired with a well curated selection of wines from Valencia and other regions of Spain. There could be an impromptu tomato fight so please come dressed accordingly! Check out the menu below. 


NV Cava, Gran Sarco, Brut – Penedes, Spain 

First Course: 

Heirloom Tomato Tartlet, Pedro Jimenez Caramel

2009 Verdejo, Marques de Iron – Rueda

Second Course: 

Jumbo Lump Crab, Tomato Stack, Red Remoulade

2008 PintoNoir, Bassus – Utiel Requena

Third Course: 

Monk Fish Osso Bucco, Puttanesca, Creamy Polenta

2006 Cabernet Blend, Maduresa – Utiel Requena 

Fourth Course: 

Chocolate Bread Pudding, Shaved Marcona Almonds, Golden Raisins

NV Moscatel Espumoso, Reymos – Valencia 


WHO: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Greenwich

18 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 203-983-6400 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:00pm

MORE: $50 per person, dinner price does not include tax or gratuity


For reservations, email