La Tasca is to enter the retail market with a number of food extensions inspired by its head chef Antony Bennett’s most popular dishes.

The 42-strong chain, which is led by Simon Wilkinson, has appointed Beanstalk to aid distribution and seek partners in non-food classifications such as cookware, publishing and gift items.

Ciarán Coyle, president, Beanstalk, Europe and Asia Pacific, said: “As the casual dining destination for authentic Spanish cuisine in the UK, the brand is extremely well-placed to take some of the restaurant’s favourite dishes into supermarket distribution, allowing consumers to share the La Tasca tapas experience at home with family and friends.

“As consumers look to recreate authentic dining experiences at home, La Tasca is well placed to bring the vibrancy and color of Spanish food and culture into new categories on the high-street. La Tasca is an exciting client for Beanstalk as we continue to grow our portfolio of food and restaurant brands.”