For those of you not yet acquainted with tapas, they are Spanish-style dishes served in small portions. When enough tapas are served and in sufficient variety, they can easily replace a meal. They are displayed along the length of our counter and bar to be ordered in a group, or individually.
Tapas originated in the open-air taverns of Andalucia, in Southern Spain. The word tapa translates as cover. It is thought that originally they may have been a piece of ham served on a small plate to cover a glass of sherry. Traditionally, and still in some bars today, tapas are simply a few olives or almonds, and perhaps a selection of cheeses, sausages, serrano ham or tortilla accompanied by a glass of fino Sherry.
The ingredients that go into the making of Spanish tapas are limitless, and the combinations can stretch as far as the imagination. Vegetables, seafood, poultry, dairy and meat are all part of this healthy Mediterranean cuisine. The key to our quality tapas is freshness and prime ingredients.