The origins of Tapa
In our post today we will tell you a little bit about the gastronomic culture in Spain. The name had its origin in an episode in southern Spain, in a tavern in the city of Cadiz, where King Fernando VII asked for a glass of wine with a side. At the moment the waiter was serving him, a kind of air swirl invaded the room, and to keep the wine from spilling he cover the glass’ top with a slice of cheese. “To cover”, in Spanish, means “Tapar”
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The King liked the idea and asked to his court for another glass of wine “with Tapa”. There are many stories related to Tapa, and another notorious one is that which King Alfonso X, the Wise, following medical orientations, would always eat something after drinking any alcoholic beverage so he wouldn’t get drunk. Thus, he determined that every bar and tavern in Castilla should not serve alcohol unless followed by any sides.
After telling you this story, we invite you to “Tap” with us!
Madrid Premium Tours has created a script going through a couple of bars in Madrid’s downtown.
The ride consists of knowing one of the most traditional and famous habit of the Spanish gastronomic culture: La Tapa.
We start going through the typical neighborhoods of the Tapas. Our purpose is to take you to the bars that Spanish people regularly go, trying to get away of the usual tourist route.
One of our stops is going to be a market in San Anton, or El Mercado de San Idelfonso (San Idelfonso Market), and we will adapt it according to our public’s profile. The market is one of the most popular environments in Madrid – Really relaxed and usual for the native residents.
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We will get to your hotel to pick you up and make sure you go through the best Tour of Tapas, highly rated by those who have already taken part.
The ride is really funny and lively, with servings of wine and sides – Let’s taste some of the best Spanish dishes.
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So, did you like the idea? Are you up for it?