London’s National Gallery celebrates Sorolla Spanish Master of Light exhibition with new menus

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The National Dining Rooms and The National Café right in the middle of London are celebrating the Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light exhibition at The National Gallery with a special menu hailing all the way from Spain thanks to restauranteur, Oliver Peyton.

It’s all going down from 18 March to 7 July, and has been inspired by the stunning work of Spanish painter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastidas.

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Think tapas style starters of smoked ham, manchego croquettes with pimento aioli, for instance.

Then you’d move onto the likes of hake fish in romesco sauce and almond olive dressing, vegetable paella with sprouting broccoli, asparagus, padron peppers and saffron.

Dessert looks something like a bit of crema catalana or tarta de Santiago served with clotted cream and it all kicks off for £19 (about $40) for two courses or £24 ($50) for three.

Complete with artwork by the artist themselves, comprised of vivid seascapes, garden views, and bathing scenes for which he is most renowned, the Sorolla exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla’s career. It – and the restaurants, obviously – are worth a visit. See more at the Peyton and Byrne website.

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Find them here:

The National Dining Rooms

Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

The National Café

East Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

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