Ybor’s Columbia is celebrating its 115th Anniversary with a five-course wine dinner

It goes down on Tuesday, February 18.

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As the Columbia Restaurant approaches another insane milestone — celebrating its 115th anniversary —  it is celebrating the classiest way possible with a five-course dinner complete featuring seven different wines. It sounds like a solid birthday bash.

Keep in mind this is just one, of a handful of events in the anniversary series. The Familia Torres all-inclusive dinner is going down on February 18 at 7 p.m. and will cost you $175 per person. 

The Familia Torres winery is a major component of the Columbia's extensive Spanish wine list. Similar to the restaurant, Famillia Torres has a long lineage when it comes to vino, taking pride in the fact that there have been five generations of the Torres family dedicated to wine utilizing 100-year-old traditions of a family-run business. 

During the anniversary celebration, winos can expect to swish around the following pours:

•             Viña Esmeralda Rosé

•             Torres Fransola 2017

•             Torres Milmanda 2015

•             Mas La Plana 2007

•             Mas La Plana 2011

•             Viña Real Reserva 2015

•             Gran Murrales 2009 (featuring indigenous grape varietals once believed to be extinct, such as Garró and Querol)

If the booze isn't enough to peak your interest, here's the stacked five-course food menu:

  1. Cigarillos Rellenos: Chorizo with piquillo pepper, and goat cheese filling, phyllo dough, and smoked paprika aioli.
  2. Ensalad con Bouqerones: Crispy white anchovies, fresh blood oranges, roasted parsnips, arugula, cabrales crumbles, and passion fruit vinaigrette.
  3. Pato con Espinaca: Cured duck breast, charred figs, fennel shavings, serrano ham, baby spinach sauté, and spiced duck glace.
  4. Corderito con Arroz: Grilled marinated baby lamb chops, arroz cremoso, Spanish olive-mint tapenade, and manchego crisp.
  5. Dessert course: Your choice of pastel de chocolate, valencia ice cream, or a candied orange garni.

Just a heads up, this event is limited capacity, so if you're interested, better be snappy about a reservation. This five-course anniversary dinner is being held at the original location, 2117 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor. 

To make a reservation for the five-course dinner, email [email protected] or call 813-248-4961.

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