Tapas have become the most important phenomenon in Spanish culinary history and this movement is unstoppable due to the high quality Spanish cuisine promoted by the most important Spanish chefs, and t
Tapas have become the most important phenomenon in Spanish culinary history and this movement is unstoppable due to the high quality Spanish cuisine promoted by the most important Spanish chefs, and this has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of Spanish restaurants in the five continents. In London there is an expanding array of tapas bars and restaurants such as Brindisa, Barrafina, Pizarro and Fino, sitting cheek—by—jowl with an equally growing number of informal, fun wine bars and brasseries. This book is an exclusive selection of the 25 best tapas bars/restaurants in London. It will feature a review of each bar and a selection of tapas recipes they serve, the history of tapas, an introduction to Spanish wines, a glossary of tapas terms. The objective is to contribute to the spread of tapas culture worldwide, in promoting both the consumption of Spanish products (i.e. ham, cheese, olives, wines, olive oil, preserves, etc.) and Spanish cookery itself. The audience for this guide will be any person whether living in London or just visiting from other parts of the UK or overseas, including the Spanish community and the Spanish tourists. Anyone interested in the fashionable tapas phenomenon and wishing to experience it in one of the most fashionable cities in the world: London.
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Anthony Rose is the wine correspondent of The Independent. As a contributor to Decanter Magazine and the World of Fine Wine he travels extensively throughout the world. He has won several awards for wine writing including the Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2008, Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the Year 2000 and 2005, and the Prix Lanson Black Label Award 2000. He is a founding member of The Wine Gang at www.thewinegang.com and also displays his writing on his website: www.anthonyrosewine.com. Isabel Cuevas is the author of the Tokyo Tapas Bar Guide 2010 (in co—operation with Wines from Spain, Tokyo). She has 12 years' experience exporting Spanish wines and food products all over the world. She has lived in Japan for 3 years where she has observed and analysed the increasing presence of Spanish Tapas Bars in Tokyo and the influence of Spanish ingredients in Japanese cuisine.