Summer Spanish Tapas In Spain

I love going on holiday. I love getting a tan. I also love eating all the food (and wine) I want. Spanish cuisine is definitely my favourite. When I travel to Spain and especially Barcelona, tapas is usually always on my mind. Sangria is on my mind too but I would still say that tapas edges it.

Of course, Barcelona has many sites to visit as it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The culture, the people, the nightlife – everything comes together to make one fantastic city. The tapas though, it’s next level. I would recommend Quimet i Quimet which is located in El Poble-sec. Packed with old wine bottles and tables, what it lacks in space makes up in character and tapas! Favourites of customers include the ‘conservas’ which is shellfish preserved in tins. The ‘montaditos which is sculpted tapas served on bread is out this world. Also, if you’re in town try the sashimi with cheese, soy, honey and black olive pate. I would also advise to arrive early (ish) if you have chance to grab a surface to put your drink down on.  This venue was a great pre-theatre option before we went to the razmatazz club for an event.

Another tapas delicacy which my taste buds love is patatas bravas. I’ve created the easiest recipe for you to follow:

Serves 6 portions:

  • 1½kg of peeled potatoes
  • Olive oil to fry the potatoes in

For the sauce:

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic also finely chopped
  • 6 ripe tomatoes chopped – about 600g
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
  • 3 dried chillis
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon of hot paprika – depends on how spicy you like your food
  • 1 level soup spoon of plain flour
  • approx. 200ml of water
  • 1 teaspoon of sherry vinegar or wine vinegar
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Lovely eh. Get in touch with your favourite tapas dishes.