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article imageTapas event comes to São Paulo

By Melissa Horrocks     Aug 11, 2012 in Food
Rio De Janeiro - Spanish Tapas week has arrived in Brazil. Until August 12th, people in São Paulo can enjoy a selection of Spanish Tapas.
Depending on each establishment in São Paulo, customers can choose from either five or seven tapas menus for lunch and/or dinner. Combinations of food include; four savory and one sweet tapas, or two cold-three hot-two dessert tapas.
Fans of Spanish wines and food will be able to enjoy the best of Spanish cuisine at the third edition of the São Paulo Tapas week. Fixed price Tapas will be provided with an opportunity to sample the wide range of flavors and recipes that make Spanish traditional and modern type dishes. In addition, there will also be a wide selection of the best wines and beers from Spain.
Bars and restaurants that will be participating in São Paulo include: Arola Vintetrés, Brasero Amatxu, Clos de Tapas, Donostia, Eñe, Fishbar, Gràcia Bar, La Madrileña, Menys, Sancho Bar & Tapas, La Tasca, Torero Valese, Venga, Verissimo, according to Foods From Spain website.
Four more of the city's most popular Spanish restaurants have also opted in to host Tapas week. It is the first time for RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil and it is bound to pull a lot of customers in. Unfortunately, the event started on July 22nd and ran till July 29th, but there is still time to catch the São Paulo event.
According to Riotimesonline, the event was originally designed to raise the profile of Spanish Tapas. This was a move that Felipe Chagas, manager of Venga in Ipanema wanted to be a huge success. Once people get the taste for Tapas, they should hopefully want to sample more dishes.
To assist with a person's health, King Alfonso X ordered all bars to serve small snacks with every glass of wine. King Alfonso X had discovered that eating this way, was beneficial for his illness. In fact, he made a complete recovery and that's why he ordered tavern's to serve food in this way. Since that time, Tapas has taken on new meaning and grown in popularity. However, the way in which it is eaten has never changed.
Tapas was also created to help conversation and is perfect for groups, couples, or those wanting a light meal. Tapas is served in a relaxed environment and is perfect for a family outing. All participating restaurants have come up with a specific, tasting menu of their most popular dishes for the event, according to Cox&Kings.
So if you missed the RIO DE JANEIRO event, there is still time to catch the São Paulo event. It is on until August 12th.
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