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Tantalising Tapas

We all know and love tapas but how did it come about?

There are various stories on the origin of tapas. One story says that when the Spanish King Alfonso the Wise was cured of a disease after taking small bites of food with wine between his mealtimes, he declared that no wine could be served unless accompanied with food.

In ancient times, tasty morsels of cheese and ham were placed over an alcoholic beverage – the name “tapas” means “lid” in Spanish. This tradition has survived the test of time and has evolved to more than a hundred varieties today.

Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant’s new menu includes a wide selection of tapas, from Spanish octopus – directly imported and grilled with olive oil – to patatas bravas and fried cod fish cake.

For more information head to Serenity Spanish Bar and Restaurant’s website