tapas


tapas
   Tapas are nibbles or snacks eaten with a drink before lunch or dinner. The most common tapas are simple things such as olives, nuts, small portions of cold sausages, serrano (raw cured) ham, potato omelette, vegetable relishes and prawns. However a mini-portion of almost any dish can constitute a tapa, and often bar-restaurants offer a tapa of any dish on the day's menu. These hot snacks are called tapas de cocina, and include such things as fried fish, fritters, tripe stew, paella, croquettes and octopus. Tapas are served with picos (bread sticks), or bread. Ir de tapas (sampling the specialities of different tapas bars), is a popular way of socializing.
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