Liberty Brings Slice of Spain to CubaDupa Festival

One of Wellington's newest eateries, Liberty, is bringing a taste of Spain to Cuba Street precinct's arts festival, CubaDupa.

The festival's theme for this year is "Portal to a Place," with the aim to transport attendees into another world with its exciting programme of events happening on March 25 and 26.

Liberty will be offering its authentic Spanish tapas menu, created by head chef Alex France.

The restaurant's tapas offering includes Gilda, Manchego toast, Ortez Anchovy with smoked tomato tostada, Queso Fresco and grilled Pulpo.

There will also be sweet options like Basque cheescake and Creme Catalana. The tapas menu will be paired with rare Spanish sherries, Sangria and unique Spanish wines and beer.

Accompanying the restaurant's food offerings is a series of one-off "unplugged" sets by members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), who will perform popular Latin dances at set times across the weekend.

"We are very excited to be partnering with Liberty in one of the most colourful and creative corners of the capital. The mix of Spanish and Latin American music we have chosen encapsulates all that Liberty's menu represents - spicy, tongue-tingling variety and flavour," commented Greg Squire, violinist for the NZSO.

"CubaDupa is a wonderful celebration of our city and a great chance for people to enjoy a bit of escapism. Liberty wants to take people on a Spanish mini break to revive the spirits, without the packing and the jet lag,' added Steve Logan and Shaun Clouston, owners of Liberty and sister restaurant Logan Brown.