Brindisa Food Rooms, a new bar-shop operation from the owners of Brindisa Tapas Kitchens, is set to open in Brixton later this month.
The new venture, operated by sister-firm Brindisa Spanish Foods, comes on the back of the company's 25 years of importing Spanish produce, including traditional cured, salted and seasonal foods, to the UK.
The Food Rooms will be part-shop, part-bar/restaurant. The retail element is scheduled to open 20 January and will sell the majority of ingredients used in the bar/restaurant space next door, which is expected to launch in early February.
The concept was inspired by Catalan Llesqueries, that Brindisa founder Monika Linton discovered and enjoyed when she lived in Barcelona in the mid-1980s.
A llesca is a slice of toasted country bread rubbed with sweet tomato, topped with slices of cured ham, salchichon, cheese, anchovies, grilled chorizo or botifarra served with aioli and a simple salad.