World Tapas Day. Journey to the flavour of Spain
Would you like to enjoy tapas? We'll make it easy for you. The perfect day to have these typically Spanish morsels of 'miniature cuisine', is the 15th of June, which is World Tapas Day.
Different cities from around the world will have a full programme of events, including many bars and restaurants offering tapas at special prices, competitions, tastings, and many more activities.
Having tapas means having a good time, sharing with friends & family, and enjoying life through gastronomy. Do you fancy some?
Basque Country pintxos bar at Taste of London
‘Basque Country by Ibérica’ , the pop-up pintxos bar ,will showcase the best food & wines from northern Spain to celebrate World #TapasDay at Taste of London (14 –18 June, stand A6). Hosted by group head chef of Ibérica, César García, and created by the Basque Country and Spanish Tourist Office.
You will be able to experience the culture of pintxos as if you were in the Basque Country with a glass of ‘Txacoli’ wine and a complementary ‘Pintxo’ . There will also be tastings and cookery demonstrations by top chefs from the Miniature Pintxos Congress and Ibérica Restaurants.
The menu has been designed to delight and highlight the diversity with twists on traditional pintxos:
- Spanish Omelette and Gernika Green Pepper - Cod Fritter with Vizcaína, onion & red dried pepper purée sauce - Sautéed Baby Broad Beans with Serrano Ham and Fried Quail Egg - Guindilla de Ibarra Pepper and Crab Meat Mayo Salad. - Mushroom and Prawn in a Pil-Pil Sauce - Gilda: Ibarra Peppers, anchovies, olives
Spain is famous for its excellent cuisine such as traditional tapas & pintxos. The basis is good quality ingredients and simple home cooking, key elements of Ibérica’s menu.
Spanish Tapas Tour
The Spanish Tourist Office (STO) is celebrating this year’s World #TapasDay on Thursday 15th June, with a week-long Spanish Tapas Tour extravaganza and a competition to win a gastronomic trip for two to the Andalusian tapas capital of Granada.
In partnership with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and 18 Spanish restaurants in London, the Spanish Tapas Tour Week will run from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th June, with participating restaurants offering an exclusive tapa-and-drink offer for only £7.50.
With each establishment offering a different Tapa throughout the week-long promotion, including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink, Londoners (and visitors to the capital) are in for a real treat this June.
To qualify for the offer, customers will simply need to present a specially designed ‘Tapas Tour Passport’, download from this site or pick them up at any at any of the participating restaurants.
Restaurants will stamp the passport with their logo following the first tapa-and-drink purchase. All diners who have acquired four or more different stamps and have voted for their favourite Tapa (a short form will be included in the Tapas Tour Passport) once Tapas Tour Week is over will enter a draw to win the prize of a tapas trip for two to Granada!
Bread, tomato and Serrano ham