We had the pleasure of sitting down with Trish King, frequent customer of The Millionaire’s Daughter and proud owner of the newly opened Lobo Iberico Restaurant in Newmarket.
Owner’s Trish King and Carlos Tomas welcome you to Lobo Iberico located at 17766 Leslie Street, Newmarket. One part freelance writer/marketing specialist and one part gifted chef from Spain, Trish and Carlos are a perfect pair. Together they have created a perfect menu that balances traditional old-world cooking styles from Spain and healthy dishes the local community can enjoy.
We met Trish, here at The Millionaire’s Daughter in Aurora, a couple months back as she starting purchases a few furniture pieces for her and Carlos’s restaurant opening in Newmarket. It was incredible to watch her vision come to life as she collected eclectic and one-of-a-kind pieces for her space. After months of work Lobo Iberico is OPEN for business and is tastefully decorated with many pieces you may recognize from The Millionaire’s Daughter!
Lobo Iberico provides a romantic and intimate atmosphere holding at capacity 14 people. But decorating a small intimate space comes with it’s own set of difficulties. Trish knows a thing or two about making her furniture work in a small space having downsized herself. She says “if you’re going to be small make it amazing” and we couldn’t agree more! Relax by the fireplace (up to 4 seats); Family Table (seats 4); Tables for 2, or reserve a party for up to 6 people.
Trish purchased a couple furniture pieces from The Millionaire’s Daughter before stumbling upon her design inspiration for this space. A gorgeous designer, dark wood buffet with drop ring handles, that she got for a bargain price! Trish describes her style as “champagne taste”, and well that may be true, Lobo Iberico is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurant we have seen! Her main objective was to acquire furniture and accessories that could make the space work in a variety of different ways. The furniture could be re-arranged for special occasions and by finding gorgeous screen dividers, complementary, and mobile pieces this has been achieved.
Spanning the circumference of the restaurant is a chalkboard banner, featuring their favourite Spanish saying and “just enough Spanish” for Lobo Iberico’s guests to order a glass of a glass of vino. I asked Trish to name one dish everyone has to try, she said the Pimientos del Piquillo Rellenos – Stuffed Piquillo Peppers or what she likes to call “the licking plate” because that’s what you’ll want to do once you’re done!
Pimientos del Piquillo Rellenos – Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
Sweet no heat Piquillo peppers are stuffed with cod and béchamel, and then covered in a sweet red bell pepper sauce.
Their restaurant’s name Lobo Iberigo describes an endangered Iberian wolf that inhabits the forests and plains of Spain. While no reservations are required Trish recommends you call ahead for Friday and Saturday dinners. Lobo Iberico is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Saturday, dine-in or take-out!
Congratulations Trish & Carlos!
For more information visit www.loboibericorestaurant.com