A very special Tapas

Does it happen to you too to hear a word so many times to become familiar even if you don’t know the exact meaning?

«What does Tapas mean?» «What do you mean? Tapas is that Spanish thing… you know…Spanish».
Probably if I didn’t have the perfect dinner in that perfect restaurant, I was going to float forever in my tapas ignorance, and more important I could have lost all those delicious food.

Wikipedia says that “Tapas is the name of a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In North America and the United Kingdom, as well as in select bars in Spain, tapas has evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine. In these countries, patrons of tapas restaurants can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal.
The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. Also, in some countries it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas”.

It sounds great, but it’s evan better in this very nice place on Kensington Market, called of course Torito Tapas.

The rustic environment with pretty plant hanging on the wall and big red umbrellas made the patio the perfect location for a nice dinner. Just point at something on the menu and be ready to eat. Small and cute dishes will be coming to your table in a fascinating mix of flavors and colors, with elegant presentations.

You will probably fall in the temptation to order lots of them, thinking the food won’t be enough, but as we say in Italy, try not to have you eye bigger then you stomach!!! Five or six Tapas are good for two people to share… and I’m not sure if you will have room for a dessert – I did!


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