Downtown St. Pete Portuguese Fusion Restaurant Introduces New Dinner and Brunch Menus with Gluten-free, Vegan Fare

Tampa Bay, FLA (July 19, 2019) – Iberian Rooster, a Portuguese fusion restaurant in downtown St. Pete, is debuting a new menu artfully curated and inspired by the influences of the Iberian Peninsula during colonial times. The refined fare features an array of unique Portuguese dishes and offers gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. 

A few of the new menu dishes include the Chimichurri Steak, Shishito Peppers, Minchi Pot Pie, Duck Fat Braised Pork Belly, and Kari Debal. 

CHIMICHURRI STEAK (GF) | Tender sirloin, purple Peruvian potatoes, beet puree, turmeric oil, wilted beet greens & kale, chimichurri, and chorizo oil.

SHISHITO PEPPERS (V) (GF) | Tofu, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil, cucumber ribbons, yogurt, microgreens, and chili oil; served on chimichurri.

DUCK FAT BRAISED PORK BELLY (GF) | Duck fat braised Nueske pork belly, baby red beets, baby golden beets, and potato shoestrings.

MINCHI POT PIE | A puff pastry with chorizo, ground beef, onions, potatoes, and Macanese pan gravy inside. Topped with coconut rice and a “sunny side up” egg.

KARI DEBAL (DEVIL’S CURRY) (GF) | Marsala coconut curry vegetable mix, basmati rice, and cucumber yogurt.

RACK OF LAMB (GF) | Sous vide Rack of Lamb, pumpkin seeds, sumac red onions, squash, cardamom, lemon curry leaf rice, pomegranate reduction.

Iberian Rooster is also releasing a variety of cocktail fleets. The term “fleet” is inspired by the Portuguese ships once coined the Portuguese India Armadas that traveled from Portugal to India in the 1400s. Similar to beer flights, the cocktail fleets will feature the restaurant’s libations made with five different types of spirits: vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and whiskey. Each selection comes with 4-5 choices of cocktails including mules, margaritas, bloodies, gimlets, and more. A fleet of cocktails is priced at $24 and is available every day.

The restaurant also features a weekly happy hour featuring $3 domestics, $4 well cocktails, and $5 drafts, house wines, caipirinhas, and Alchemist Special. The Alchemist Special changes daily and is the featured cocktail of that day. The happy hour menu also consists of $5 bites (with purchase of happy hour drink) including Minchi Pot Pie, Goan Patties, Kale & Corn, Spread Trio, and Tomato Pan. 

RAINBOW SPARKLE + METRO INCLUSIVE HEALTH: Throughout the month of July, Iberian Rooster is featuring “Rainbow Sparkle”, a rainbow layered libation crafted with Bacardi Rum, blue curacao, orange juice, and grenadine. The restaurant will be donating a percentage of sales to Metro Inclusive Health. 

ABOUT IBERIAN ROOSTER: Located in the historic Kress Building, the Iberian Rooster is a collection of interests and experiences all in one place. Enlighten your taste buds with dinner at Iberian Rooster where the complexity of colonial street food meets the simplicity of tapas, interlocking in unexpectedly seamless ways to create innovative, dynamic dishes. Experience the exotic flavors of the culinary cultures of Mozambique, Macau, Brazil, and Goa. The lush space brims with the energy and warmth of Mouraria, and so does the colonial fusion on every small plate. Iberian Rooster is located at 475 Central Avenue North #100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. 

ABOUT METRO INCLUSIVE HEALTH: Established in 1993, Metro Inclusive Health is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in our community. With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services, and free HIV testing. 

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