July 9, 2015
Tapas in the US, A Tasty Trend
There is something strangely striking about Hispanic trends. They carry a certain emotion and passion along them. No, we are not talking about Spanish telenovelas here. We are talking about something with a little more variety of flavors- Tapas. In the US, Tapas are quickly catching trend as a delicious Spanish cuisine. Just like Spanish soap operas, tapas have now become a ladies’ favorite, but only few people know exactly what Tapas are.
Most of us know tapas by those delicious snacks or appetizers that they serve at corporate lunches. It is true that originally Tapas included appetizers and snacks only but now it has become a complete cuisine. There is a variety of dishes including both hot and cold ones. The trend is becoming so common in the US that group gatherings and parties seem quite incomplete without sharing portions of Tapas.
Tapas are not just delicious and light- they are also fun, not just to eat but also to look at. Presentation is one of the most crucial elements of Tapas. It is not unusual to see jaws dropping over the chef’s creations.
One major reason behind Tapas being so popular in the US is that they can be really versatile. Some of dishes seem extremely elegant and exotic, yet it is not something reserved for modern restaurants and cocktail hours only. Tapas can also be served as a casual after work snack or an appetizer for groups sharing happy hour. Although they are most commonly paired with sophisticated Spanish wines or fruity Sangrias, the possibilities are endless.
Tapas are tasty and light and that is why they have the same kind of effect on emotion. People feel happy and light hearted. Tapas can greatly accentuate one’s appetite, and they can also brighten up the mood. At De La Vega in Downtown DeLand, we strive to create customer experiences that are personal and unique. That is why we do not just consider Tapas a new part of our menu, but also as an extension of our exemplary service - as essential as good music.