Delicious destinations · Spain · Tapas · Travel

10 Tapas Places to try in Barcelona

Tapas originate in the South of Spain, more precisely Andalusia. Although in Barcelona, Catalonia, tapas came later than in the rest of the country. The “trend” arrived in Barcelona only about 30-40 years ago, but it picked up at a fast pace. Today being one of the few cities in Spain where you can find… Continue reading 10 Tapas Places to try in Barcelona

Side Dishes · Snacks · Spain · Tapas · Vegetarian

Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet

The ultimate tapa for Catalans, pa amb tomaquet or pan con tomate, is the simplest and most beloved of tapas, a lightly grilled bread with tomato, extra-virgin olive oil, salt and sometimes a little garlic flair to it.  If you’ve ever set foot in Barcelona or its region, you probably saw this dish on every single… Continue reading Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet

Delicious destinations · Spain · Travel

All there is to know about Tapas

All there is to know about Tapas! The ultimate way of life for Spaniards and also a delicious way to explore and get the essence of beautiful Spain.  Tapas are not a simple meal nor a snack, it’s a social event, a way of living, a philosophy in Spain. A great way to meet friends… Continue reading All there is to know about Tapas

Appetizers · Side Dishes · Tapas · Vegetarian

Eggplant Fries with Honey

Eggplant Fries with Honey is a fairly common tapas in Spain. Nice crunchy eggplants sticks deep fried in olive oil and finished up with a sprinkle of salt and good quality honey. Ever wondered about nice authentic vegetarian tapas ? This crunchy Eggplant topped with honey tapa is what you are looking for! Called Berenjena con miel in… Continue reading Eggplant Fries with Honey

Appetizers · Snacks · Tapas

Celery filled with Blue Cheese Snacks

The perfect snack / tapas for strong cheese lovers! A celery filled with a mix of blue cheese and cider topped with a few crunchy apple chips and walnuts for a memorable bite! Spanish Blue Cheeses The Snack is inspired by a tapa recipe in my new cookbook about the Northern Atlantic region of Spain (Un viaje… Continue reading Celery filled with Blue Cheese Snacks

Appetizers · Fish & Sea Food · Snacks · Tapas

Calamari in its Ink Croquetas

Calamari (squid) in its Ink Croquetas (Croquetas de Calamar en su Tinta) is my personal favorite Spanish “Tapa” Croqueta. Made with the scary for some and divine for others, Squid ink to give it extra “sea” taste and this bold, dark color. Croquetas are considered tapas in Spain, and this “black squid” tapa version is one you… Continue reading Calamari in its Ink Croquetas

Appetizers · Salads · Soups · Tapas

Gazpacho

This Gazpacho or Traditional Spanish Cold Soup is filled with fresh and succulent veggies to cool you down on a hot summer day. Gazpacho is a salad turned into a cold soup. This traditional Spanish dish is perfect to cool down on a hot summer day. The ingredients are ripe tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, little onion, extra-virgin… Continue reading Gazpacho

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Tapas

Tender Braised Pork Cheek in Red Wine Sauce

Tender braised pork cheek in wine sauce is a strong and powerful flavoured dish although the meat is so tender and melt on your tongue. I’ve encountered this dish on a tapas night out in San Sebastian, Spain, hidden Tapas bar in a downtown plaza dark corner called “La cuchara de San Telmo“, a divine place!… Continue reading Tender Braised Pork Cheek in Red Wine Sauce

Appetizers · Snacks · Tapas

Ham Croquetas

One of the most apreciated Tapa in Spain is the famous cured ham croqueta made solely with bechamel. Resulting into a crunchy exterior with a ultra creamy and tasty interior. The croquetas are simple to do, it’s basically a thicker Béchamel sauce mixed with whether cured ham, cod fish, cuttlefish, mushrooms… anything you want. Also, you can make… Continue reading Ham Croquetas