The octopus and chorizo were two of the first dishes out, and just a minute or so later, the rest of the food started arriving, piping hot to the table. The disappointments never stopped there. From the new menu we try three of the five recently added dishes. For me personally, it was definitely was love at first bite. Deep fried pastries with goats cheese and spinach are moreish bites which are enhanced by a saffron marmalade that adds a nice counteractive balance, whilst a salad of butternut squash and manchego is enhanced by a raisin and pine nut vinaigrette that lifts everything around it.
Tapas Revolution is the brain child of Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy, and the Bath branch is his seventh tapas bar opening. Legenden har det, at det trettende århundredes kastilianske konge Alfonso X den vise måtte spise små snacks med sin vin mellem måltiderne for at opretholde sin styrke og efter at have fået ret til at gå over en lov, at vin eller øl serveret i taverner skulle ledsages af mad. The wine list starts at £16. The highlights were the exquisite aubergine, and the classic patatas bravas. I almost regretted ordering the cava. Tapas Revolution is the breakthrough book on simple Spanish cookery. We leave half the portion untouched.
And the pulpo a la gallega octopus and potato with paprika a dish was beautifully tender. They have a great happy hour from 4 — 7pm every day! Josh likes to believe he is bilingual and took a chance at ordering our food for us in Spanish: Gambas al ajillo — Tiger prawns cooked in garlic and chilli oil Huevos rotos — Baked chorizo sausage, potatoes and egg Torreznos con mojo dulce — Crispy pork belly with sweet and spicy sauce Pulpo a la Gallega — Steamed octopus with potatoes and pimentón paprika Calamares fritos — Deep-fried squid with alioli Patatas bravas — Deep-fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and alioli Croquetas de bacalao — Deep-fried cod and bechamel croquettes served with alioli Chorizo a la sidra — Spiced Asturian sausage roasted with cider We practically blinked and our food was already being brought out to us. Selvom tapas i deres nuværende form kan findes i hele Spanien, er det generelt accepteret at være begyndt i tavernaer og barer i Sevilla og Andalusien. You must or to add a note to this book. There is proper hams from the correct pigs, regional dishes such a Asturian sausage and the promise of a lot of garlic.
A perfect way to start off a Spanish themed night is by ordering a glass of fresh sangria, so this is exactly what I did. The décor of the venue was classic, with lots of plants and foliage dotted around, including a rather large olive tree next to the bar. The owner of the critically acclaimed Tapas Revolution, he also published a hugely successful cookbook, also called Tapas Revolution, which became the fastest selling Spanish cookbook of 2013. The peppers were first to arrive, beautifully charred and dressed with just a bit of salt and oil. If you ever visit here, you have to order the Chorizo a la sidra — as it was incredibly tender. A plate of carpaccio de ternera, seasons slices of 45 day dry-aged rib eye from 8 yr old Basque cows was so full of flavour it might almost have been a mild cure but for the tender, moist flesh. Sonia recommended some dishes, and advised us to order around 5-6 dishes, and explained they would arrive the traditional way — as and when they were ready.
With sections covering vegetables, salads, rice dishes, meat, fish, cakes and desserts, the emphasis is on simplicity of ingredients and methods - reinforcing the fact that absolutely anyone can cook this versatile and accessible food. Best of all is cod, baked until the flesh is just cooked and the peppers and olives underneath are blistered and charred. All opinions are my own. Atun con mojo verde was a tuna carpaccio. But, it was still very moreish! We ordered a range of classic and more unusual dishes. Before starting out on his own, Omar decided to put Tapas on the map, literally daubing a T for Tapas on the map of England, before setting out on his motorbike for two weeks, cooking for everyone he met along the way.
Bread comes smeared with a pungent garlic sauce and draped with thin slivers of serrano ham which more than stands up for itself amongst the big flavours. With sections covering vegetables, salads, rice dishes, meat, fish, cakes and desserts, the emphasis is on simplicity of ingredients and methods — reinforcing the fact that absolutely anyone can cook this versatile and accessible food. Tapas Revolution, Bath promises to offer dishes cooked with the finest ingredients sourced from small artisan producers in Spain, all freshly prepared. The restaurant opens up to a second level on weekends and for larger bookings, offering free use of secluded rooms for parties and festive gatherings. Unbelievably after all of that we did indulge in a couple of desserts. The paella has transformed from a one note wonder into an authentic reproduction, still heavy on saffron though now deeply savoury. Tapas Revolution menu in image format shown on this website has been digitised by Zomato.
Prices subject to change without prior notice. Josh ordered an Estrella Galicia and we were quickly shown to our table, overlooking the station. I opted for a sangria, which was nice and fruity. . Naturally, we always order Patatas Bravas and calamares when we order tapas as memories always flash back to the time we tried some in Barcelona.
Beautifully light, salty and flavour packed, probably my favourite dish of the evening. While not every dish on the menu will appeal to the less-adventurous eater, the quality, variety and execution are second to none. The food quickly disappeared from the table which which speaks volumes. Torrijas which was a kind of brioche filled with cinnamon custard and a pot of chocolate mousse with caramel and brownie. Of course, we asked for two spoons.
He was up on stage cooking — with a faulty induction hob and a very short period of time to demonstrate Spanish Cuisine. Spanish in Shoreditch — Tapas Revolution: I first met Omar Allibhoy at an Olives from Spain event. I know which one I would choose. I could see other people happily enjoying their tapas dishes, so this was a good sign. Tapas Revolution Keep up with all the news from Omar and Tapas Revolution. Menu including prices for Tapas Revolution may have changed since the last time the website was updated. The lamb is a let down; a distance away from the pink we were promised with a spring onion, radish and pomegranate dressing that fails to add anything.
For me, no tapas evening is complete without patatas bravas and pimientos de padron. You can find it everywhere and you can have it any time of day, with coffee, a Coke or a glass of wine. We were kindly offered a few starters to try, and originally we were only going to order six of the dishes, but somehow ended up ordering 8 oh dear what a shame. Both dishes were so full of flavour and I would order them again in a heartbeat. We also tried some dramatic looking croquetas de gambars vieira y tinat de calamar with prawns, squid ink and scallops.