The tradition of tapas began in the south of Spain around the turn of the century. Tavern owners placed a slice of bread over the top of the glass of wine (usually Fino Sherry) to protect it from airborne objects. Some owners started putting tidbits of food, like ham or cheese, on the bread to bring in more business. The edible lid (tapa) became a tradition that was always included in the price of the drink. Today, putting a lid on a drink is no longer necessary.
But eating smaller sized portions at any time during the day and half the night developed into a serious way of life. So tapas today are essentially appetizer-sized portions of any type of food that can be easily shared. They can be snacks or whole meals or just the beginning of a meal. They are ideal for filling that little hunger gap at any hour, which is why we serve them until midnight every night. You can eat them standing at the bar with a beer after work or sitting around a table after the show. At Tapa the World (pronounced like “top of the world” said quickly), we want to show some traditional Spanish dishes as well as creations from our chef, who will use ingredients from around the world.
Tapas Espanolas - Tapas de la Casa - Lunch - Dinner - Salads & Soups Desserts
- Catering: A Taste of Tapas