"our sunset tapas menu features all the spanish favourites from iberico ham to croquetas and patatas bravas to cured menorcan cheese."
The remainder of the menu is full to bursting with traditional Spanish dishes that have foundations rooted in foreign lands. Take the Bonito del Norte, for instance. An escabeche of Spanish white tuna served with vinaigrette, this dish originates in Persia and was brought to Spain by the Moors. Marinated and cooked in an acidic mixture of vinegar, honey and pimenton (Spanish paprika), the popularity of this particular dish has spread all over the world, reaching South America, the Philippines, Portugal and France, and yet in remains distinctly Spanish in character. The King crab, meanwhile, is served with guacamole, vermouth blood orange granite and salmorejo, a tomato, bread and garlic purée originating from Cordoba in southern Spain.
Fans of seafood can revel in Spain’s reputation for some of the most delicious on the planet. There’s octopus on the grill, for example, served with piperade and Espelette croutons – a dish typical to the Basque region prepared with onion, green peppers, tomatoes and red Espelette peppers and ‘all i pebre’ espuma, a foam of eel chunks and potatoes originating from the Valencia region. And naturally, traditional Spanish rice with seafood is also available, this time with the head chef’s special caramelised rice twist, albeit with its Valencian and Moorish roots still intact.