The ultimate in finger buffets, classic Spanish tapas combined with delicious additions from all over the world. Served in traditional cazuelas and on oak boards, the tapas menu is perfect for a light lunch to impress guests or as party food for a huge celebration – at home or at work.
Tapas dishes originate from Spain and are a variety of appetizers, or snacks. Tapas dishes have evolved throughout time as different influences and ingredients have been adopted. The discovery of the New World introduced chilli peppers, tomatoes, corn and potatoes to Spain as the produce was easy to grow in the country’s warm climates. Olives were brought in by the Romans when they invaded and are now a signature component.
Tapas dishes can be cold such as sweet stuffed peppers, or hot like meatballs in tomato sauce or the famous potatas bravas. In certain Spanish bars, customers order a number of tapas dishes to make up a full meal.
The idea of ordering a variety of tapas dishes from a tapas menu is to enjoy a range of tastes and also to encourage conversation during the sharing of food. Tapas makes perfect buffet food as it is customary for diners to eat it while standing up and moving about. At Jasper’s we bring to you different tapas menus offering a taste of Spanish cuisine. Mucho gusto!