Feast on Spanish delicacies in this month’s Tapas Festival

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By loQal.ph

MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA – The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade and Fuego Hotels jointly present Flavors of Spain 2011, featuring the country’s top Spanish restaurants in a month-long Tapas Festival.

Tapas are a world favorite in culinary experiences. Small servings of Spanish delicacies are served with wine and beer and enjoyed with companions before a full meal. Starting October 1, four restaurants will offer the finest for the month-long food festival.

El Cirkulo, the stylish restaurant run by the Gamboa family of restaurateurs, participates with a long tapas menu. Since its opening, the restaurant has collected rave reviews for its overall fine dining experience and Spanish cuisine.

There are several tapas to look forward to, paired with a choice of the chef’s recommended wines and spirits. The restaurant with “paellas to die for,” as one food critic commented, is a landmark in Arnaiz Avenue in Makati.

Terry’s Selection, celebrating its 12th year as one of Manila’s most loved Spanish restaurants, joins the Tapas Festival with its own inventive menu. Owned and run by Chef Juan Carlos de Terry, the restaurant also boasts of a gourmet store of exquisite wines, hams, sausages and cheeses.

The restaurant has not only been hailed for its authentic cuisine but for great service. Terry’s has grown over the years with three locations: Pasong Tamo, The Podium and in Lafayette Square, Salcedo Village.

From a gourmet bar with selected specialties to a deli shop and four wine restaurants, the success of Barcino Wine Resto Bar is one for the books. Barcino Gourmet began with a bar, a table, wine, cheeses and chorizos and few Spanish delicacies. Today, with its popularity at a high, Barcino offers gourmands four locations to enjoy its tapas specialties. Diners can savor Barcino at Greenbelt 2, The Fort, Julio Vargas in Ortigas, Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall, Rockwell.

Also joining the Tapas Festival is Tapella by Gaudi, located in Greenbelt 5. Making waves in Spanish tapas and paellas since it opened about two years ago, Tapella has been lauded for a number of tapas specialties. The kitchen is headed by Chef Alexandra Cacho, who uses only authentic Spanish ingredients for the restaurant’s many specialties.

For more information on the Flavors of Spain, contact El Cirkulo at 810-8735 or 810-2763; Terry’s Selection at 844-1816 (Pasong Tamo), 636-3513 (The Podium), 889-3194 (Salcedo Village); Barcino at 501-3250 (Greenbelt 2), 900-0726 (The Fort), 636-2963 (Ortigas), 756-0965 (Greenbelt 5), 846-9423 (Power Plant Mall); and Tapella by Gaudi at 757-2710.

Consumers also get a chance to win two-night vacation packages for two at Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao and in 7 Stones Boracay Suites complete with roundtrip airfares via Zest Air.

One dine-in order from the participating restaurant’s Tapas Festival menu entitles the customer to one raffle card during the promo period.  Winners will be drawn on November 14.

(Photos courtesy of Terry’s Selection)

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