Tapas Revolution - Bath
At the end of last month, I attended a preview of one of Bath's newest Spanish restaurants; Tapas Revolution, before its launch on June 1st. You can catch-up on my experience over here if you missed it, as it leads us in nicely to today's blog post! My return visit, the following Saturday lunch-time, transported our tastebuds on a culinary journey across Spain, and, it was just as delicioso as before. Let me show and tell you why!
Firstly, if gin is your thing, then you will be delighted to know that there is a list of premium gins that are sourced directly from Chef Omar Allibhoy's favourite Spanish distilleries.
Served in traditional Copa de Balón glasses, the helpings are generously sized and will see you through your meal (unless of course, you are a fast drinker, and/or it is a swelteringly hot day!). No G&T's for me on this occasion... I opted instead for an alcohol-free, 'Cereza y Jengibre' (£2.95) which packed a fruity punch. Consisting of cherry and ginger juice topped with ginger ale and loaded with ice cubes, it was refreshing and not too sweet.
Here we have a teeny tiny complimentary bar snack which we enjoyed whilst waiting for our tapas.
Talking of tapas, the restaurant suggest about 3/4 dishes per person. The entire tapas menu sounded mouth-watering, so it was difficult narrowing down our options. But, we got there, and here is what we had...
'Morcilla de Burgos a la Plancha' (£5.95). Grilled Spanish rice black pudding resting on a smooth apple purée and topped with sweet piquillo peppers.
'Torreznos con Mojo Dulce' (£5.75). Crispy pork belly with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce.
'Calamares Fritos a la Andaluza' (£5.75). Strips of squid made the traditional Andalusian way; tossed in flour, deep-fried and served with alioli and lemon.
'Chorizo a la Parrilla' (£5.95). Toasted bread topped with a salty grilled smoked sausage, piquillo peppers and a cider reduction.
'Croquetas de Jamón' (£4.95). Deep-fried Ibérico ham and béchamel croquettes.
Having sampled our way through a handful of exquisite savoury Spanish dishes, it was time to enjoy another classic taste of Spain. The ultimate dessert; a 'Torrija' (£5.25) with a 'Café bombón Valencia' (£2.25).
Pure joy on a plate, and, the way every meal should end. This caramelised brioche bun soaked in creamy custard and served warm was absolutely divine.
Best enjoyed with an espresso coffee layered with condensed milk (for extra indulgence, of course!)
If you haven't paid Tapas Revolution a visit yet, and, you are a lover of Spanish cuisine, then...
Go, go, go! You will love it, take my word!
Chef Omar Allibhoy now has seven tapas bars dotted across the UK. Find your nearest here...