Sunday, February 15, 2015
While many tapas bars serve more or less the same, familiar dishes, some serve regional cuisine that is unique and specific only to their establishment. Others are adventurous, and serve tapas that are a fusion of other countries’ cuisine. Some tapas, such as Ziryab, offer other amenities such as shisha in Barcelona. These peculiar tapas are a must-visit for those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, or for those who feel like having a change of pace from the more popular bars.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Before you start asking “¿Donde encuentro un buen tapas en Barcelona?” you might want to familiarise yourself with Spain’s history and culture for a bit. Thanks to contact with the Romans (who introduced olives and other produce) and the Moors (who introduced almonds, citrus, spices, kebabs, and so on), Spanish cuisine is actually a fusion of many Mediterranean styles, and tapas is no exception. Diners should not be surprised to be served the occasional Turkish kebab or mezze while drinking their sherry, because such dishes have long since entered Spanish cuisine.