Tag Archives: Tapas

Jamon & Manchego Croquetas – Recipe

Jamon croquetas recipe

A rich, indulgent tapa that’s easy to make at home. When the guys from Mahou brewery in Spain got in touch and asked if we’d like to create and share a tapa recipe to go with their premium beer Alhambra Reserva 1925, it took us literally seconds to decide what we were going to cook. It just had to be ...

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Clams cooked with chorizo and sherry

I told the waiter that our meal was better than much of what we’d had in San Sebastián. He was aghast and said “but this is just imitation!” Donostia is the Basque name for San Sebastián; a city that’s now widely thought of as the gastro-capital of Europe, if not the universe. It also gives its name to this popular, unassuming ...

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Barrafina, Adelaide Street

Crab croquetas

In spite of eating so many dishes, there wasn’t a single bum plate. That’s only something that happens in the best of restaurants. It’s been seven years since Barrafina opened up on Frith Street in Soho and sadly I have to admit that I’ve still never eaten there. I’ve considered it many times, only to be put off by a ...

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Ember Yard

Chorizo skewers

When it’s done well, barbecued food is about as good as it gets and make no mistake – Ember Yard is very, very good. Small plates is definitely nothing new. All too often I find that it’s just a ploy for restaurants to try to squeeze more cash out of you by encouraging you to share tiny plates of non-Spanish, ...

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Mezcal tasting and Mexican tapas at Mestizo


Sometimes when you go to a restaurant for the first time, it’s difficult to know exactly what to expect. This was just such an occasion but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. A few weeks ago, Mestizo kindly invited us to a mezcal tasting and Mexican tapas evening. We were curious to see if we could finally ...

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