The Story of Tapas: Tapas are part of a daily event in the life of Spanish culture. Mainly a Northern Spain, Basque regional traditional, it has grown to signify a way of eating and socializing. It is said that tapas originated centuries ago. In Spanish, the word tapa or the word tapa or the verb tapar means “to cover.” Tapas represent the Spanish custom of placing a piece of bread over the glass of wine. It is a custom that dates back past the 1500s. Traditionally, the exact food served is less important than the social occasion. Tapas is a way of life. It signifies leisure, camaraderie and good humor.
In Spain, tapas are almost always accompanied by wine. They are not so much about talking as they are about eating and drinking. The wine is the medium that holds the conversation with friends and food together. You make time to enjoy the moment in an unhurried way. The threefold purpose of snacking on tapas is to dull any hunger pants that have built up since the previous intake of comestibles, to whet the appetite for the next and to stimulate sociability, at which the Spanish excel.
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Town Center Crossing- 4311 W. 119th Street, Leawood, KS 66209- 9134288272