Tapas Revolution Newcastle - Now Open!

Tapas Revolution Newcastle - Now Open!

The wait is finally over as the true taste of Spain arrives to Newcastle. Following a few pre-opening evenings we've opened up for breakfast for the first time in Eldon Square. Take a look at the brand new and 6th member of the family below, shot by The Chronicle Newcastle.

Spanish Easter at Tapas Revolution

Spanish Easter at Tapas Revolution

Torrijas are the official Easter dessert in Spain. Similar to French toast they make use of old bread and like many other Spanish desserts they were invented by nuns sometime around the 15th century.

They are as moist as a good bread pudding and as proof that they can be eaten all year around, the people of Aragon alone are responsible for consuming 3 million of these every year!

Why not try them for yourself and see what makes this humble yet delicious dessert one of the best Spain has to offer? Join in the Spanish Easter traditions and enjoy a Free Torrija when you buy 2 Tapas* from this Friday, 14th of April until Monday, 17th of April.

If you can't make it to you local Tapas Revolution this Easter then why not try making torrijas and homemade custard at home? Click here to check out the recipe!

Happy Easter from Tapas Revolution! X

*T's & C's: 1. Offer valid at all Tapas Revolution Bars & Restaurants in the UK. 2. A minimum of 2 tapas from either the especiales, carnes, verduras or pescados must be purchased to redeem this offer. 3. We regret this offer does not apply to other categories and tapas purchased as part of other set menus. 4. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or discounts. 5. Valid from the 14/04/2017 till the 17/04/2017.

Las Falles 2017

Las Falles 2017

Las Falles or Las Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valéncia, Spain. During the 4 days leading up to the 19th of March, each neighbourhood parades their ninots (Valencian for puppets or dolls) through town until assembling them together to form a falla. Each neighbourhood, or casal faller will have a designated square to assemble all of these firecracker-filled cardboard and paper-mâché dolls. Usually there are different themes, often influenced by current events and meant to be satirical for everyones amusement.

This year there were several ninots depiciting Donald Trump, Ronaldo and Messi. Angela Merkel and Spain’s Prime Minister were also popular targets as last year.

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Las Falles lasts for nearly a week with frequent fireworks displays, live shows, music, flowers and food, lots of food! After all, we are in Valencia, home of the paella. The traditional version with chicken and rabbit is most popular and as any Valencian would tell you, do not expect to see one with chorizo as we call that “arroz con cosas”, not paella. Cooks literally set fire in the streets and cook Spain’s most famous saffron rice dish as you can see below.

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There are different theories regarding the origin of the Falles festival. One suggests that the Falles started in the Middle Ages, when artisans disposed of the broken artifacts and pieces of wood they saved during the winter by burning them to celebrate the spring equinox.

The climax of the whole event is around midnight on March, 19th and it’s known as Le Cremà — or The Burning. All the falles and ninots are burned in their designated squares across the city in a spectacular show of bonfires to celebrate the arrival of Spring. We guess you can say this party is truly lit!