The Red Room Tapas Lounge Participates in Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

Spanish-Influenced Restaurant Offers Prix Fixe Menu to Celebrate Week Long Culinary Event.

Raleigh, NC, August 18, 2011 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that the Red Room Tapas Lounge, a Spanish-influenced tapas lounge located at 510 Glenwood Ave., will participate in Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, a weeklong culinary event, scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 22 and end on Sunday, Aug. 28. The Red Room will offer a three- course prix fixe menu for $30 with a wine pairing option available for $10. For more information on Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, visit

“Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week gives our chefs the opportunity to create delicious specials for customers, while we feature fresh and in-season ingredients,” said Ogan. “We are excited to once again participate, and look forward to a wonderful and creative week.”

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- The Red Room’s first course options are: tostones (twice-fried plantains with manchego, honey drizzle and cracked pepper), with a wine pairing of Paternina Banda Dorodo; or roasted beet and goat cheese tart with chive creme fraiche and paprika oil, and a wine pairing of Mirabueno Sauvignon Blanc.

- The second course options are: pan seared tuna with sauteed wild mushrooms, peas and saffron cauliflower “couscous” with a cilantro vinaigrette, and a wine pairing of Licia; grilled filet mignon with risotto, sauteed green beans and Rioja-stewed tomatoes with a wine pairing of Vega Montan; or confit duck leg and thigh with sauteed chick peas and arugula, apple relish and sour orange vinaigrette, with a wine pairing of Mesta Tempranillo.

- The third course options are: chocolate lava cake with coffee ice cream; or fresh peach tart with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis, both with a wine pairing of Segura Viudas Brut Rose.

About The Red Room Tapas Lounge:
The Red Room Tapas Lounge, located at 510 Glenwood Ave. in downtown Raleigh, is a Spanish-influenced tapas lounge. Appetizer-sized portions are reasonably-priced and made for sharing. Menu items can be served with sangria, any one of the signature red cocktails or wine from the extensive and unique Spanish wine list. With the lounge groove of the disc jockey, The Red Room offers a unique atmosphere that is perfect for festive and intimate gatherings. Lounge and Latin music is played Sunday through Monday, and on Thursday the restaurant offers free salsa lessons for Salsa Night. For more information, visit

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Five different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA). For more information, visit

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