Media Release: Viva La Vida in Shawlands!


SOUTHSIDERS are being urged to go back to 1901 for a taste of traditional Catalonian and Spanish-inspired cuisine at La Vida Tapas Bar.

Opening on 24 May, La Vida is located at 1901, a leading quality gastro pub in Glasgow’s southside.

Manager, Patrick Stapleton, said: “Carrying on 1901’s tradition for live music, La Vida will feature live Spanish music every Saturday night from 8pm, with flamenco dancers bi-weekly.

“And every Thursday night will be fiesta night with traditional paella cooked in the centre of the restaurant, comprising two of the chef’s choice tapas to start followed by a plate of paella and sangria to wash it all down for only £9.95 per person.”

La Vida’s delicious tapas selection includes meat dishes of: Spanish black pudding in a red wine reduction; Spanish chorizo sausage cooked in red wine; spicy lamb meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and an Iberico platter featuring Serrano ham, chorizo Iberico, three Spanish cheeses, bread and olives.

Fish and seafood tapas include: deep fried baby squid dusted in paprika with a Marie Rose dip; king prawns in olive oil with garlic, chillies and coriander; deep fried white bait with tequila salsa; west coast mussels in a choice of garlic, white wine and cream or tomato and sweet chilli and lemon and garlic marinated anchovies.

The new bar’s vegetarian tapas selection includes: breaded jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese with a sweet chilli dip; potato and onion omelette; pan-fried Spanish Padron peppers with sea salt and pepper; chickpea fritters with a mint, cucumber and yoghurt dip and char grilled aubergines, peppers and courgettes served cold with a balsamic glaze.

La Vida also offers vegetarian, meat, seafood and Valencian paella dishes, the latter featuring chicken and seafood topped with a grilled langoustine, as well as a selection of vegetarian, meat and seafood salads and accompaniments.

La Vida is located at 1534 Pollokshaws Road in Glasgow’s southside.


For further information contact Patrick Stapleton on tel 0141 632 0161

Issued on behalf of 1901 by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 17th  May 2012.

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