Join Us For Paella Easter Weekend - #PAELLAFORTHEPEOPLE

Join Us For Paella Easter Weekend - #PAELLAFORTHEPEOPLE

This year National Paella Day is on the 27th of March and we’re extending our Celebrations for the whole weekend. Paella these days comes in all shapes in sizes. Some of them would make Valencians feel faint, but here in Tapas Revolution we make it the traditional way, with chicken, butter beans, sweet paprika, saffron and Spanish rice. We want you to try Paella as it should be, that’s why, from Friday, the 25th till Monday, the 28th, you can enjoy a glass of Sangria* on us when you order a Paella Valenciana or a Paella de Verduras.

WHAT IS PAELLA?

As well as the name for the pan used for this delicacy, Paella is widely regarded as Spain’s national dish with firm roots in Valencia dating back to the 18th century. It is not a seafood dish as commonly mistaken for but rather a rice dish. Paella Valenciana is made up of chicken, pork and rabbit, though in older (poorer) times, snails were often included.

BOMBA RICE

Bomba rice is one of the most expensive varieties of rice from Spain and known for its non-stick properties. It is short-grained with a pearl-white colour and a uniform consistency. One important property of Bomba is its ability to absorb five times its volume in water without bursting. This allows the Bomba rice to soak up all the flavours from the sweet paprika, garlic, saffron and other spices.

SEAFOOD PAELLA

Seafood Paella is also considered an authentic recipe as Valencians on the Mediterranean coast used seafood instead of meat and beans to make paella. In Spain, combining meat and seafood in a Paella is very popular and described as a mixed Paella, however, Valencians insist only the original two Valencian recipes are authentic. They generally view all others as inferior, not genuine or even an insult to their heritage. Having said that, in the region, they cook similar dishes with endless varieties of flavours and combinations, yet instead of calling them paellas, they are known as Arroz, the Spanish for rice dishes.

*T's and C's: 1. Not available in Sheffield. 2. Offer applies to Tapas Sized Paella de Pollo or Paella de Verduras in Westfield London, Bluewater and Birmingham Grand Central. 3. 2 glasses of sangria per 2 people in Shoreditch if Paella to share is purchased. 4. Only one sangria glass per person per visit. 5. Offer not valid with any set menus or lunch deals.

WIN TICKETS FOR A GIN MASTERCLASS IN BLUEWATER WITH OMAR

WIN TICKETS FOR A GIN MASTERCLASS IN BLUEWATER WITH OMAR

When you think of an iconic drink from Spain, sangría might come to mind but over the last five years, Spain has become Europe’s largest gin consumer. Gin Tonic as they call it in Spain is now primarily consumed as a night-time bar drink and increasingly, as an accompaniment to tapas.

Join us for a masterclass where Omar Allibhoy will take you through their favourite Spanish Gins. You’ll learn all about the variety of botanicals which make up this fine aromatic spirit and the different Fever-Tree tonics you can pair them with in a traditional balloon glass.

How to enter:


We have 10 double-tickets to give away. All you need to do is tweet us @tapasrevolution and use the hashtag #OnlySpaniardInTheVillage for a chance to win!

The class will take place on the 30th of March at 19:30 in Tapas Revolution Bluewater. Entries close on the 29th of March.
 

BLOG: ONLY IN SPAIN

BLOG: ONLY IN SPAIN

There’s a special place in our hearts for the Spanish news. We get simply the best headlines with the wackiest of stories. We took our inspiration from The Guardian’s section of world news and The Metro to find our favourites.So settle in with a cool glass of cava and get your dose of what’s been happening in our beloved España.

'I'M GOING TO BE LATE'

Spanish civil servant who skipped work for years ordered to repay £21,000. Only when Joaquín García, a Spanish civil servant, was due to collect an award for two decades of loyal and dedicated service did anyone realise that he had not, in fact, shown up to work for at least six years – and possibly as many as 14. The man was up for an award, and that’s how he was caught. We think that says it all.

'MY DIARY IS PRETTY EMPTY'

Spain's acting PM tells hoax caller Spain’s government is currently a little bit in limbo at the moment, which may explain the free time. But seriously, this was told to a prank caller from a Radio Station. 

'THE RUM DIARIES'

Spanish police officer suspended for drinking rum in brothel on duty Member of Guardia Civil caught talking to workers while enjoying cuba libres at establishment near Toledo. The officer, who was on patrol with his partner, told his bosses that he was simply speaking with friends outside the establishment when he saw some "suspicious” movement and went inside to investigate. According to the owner of the establishment, the officer was exchanging banter with the women who work there while drinking cuba libres for an hour and a half, and entreating his partner in a loud voice to do likewise. We get it; we all love a cuba libre.

'A BOTTLE OR FOUR A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY'

107-year-old says the trick to long life is four bottles of red a day Vineyard owner Antonio Docampo Garcia, from Ribadavia in north Spain, said that he would drink a couple of bottles of tinto at lunch and a further two at dinner. His son, Manuel Docampo Lopez, told La Voz de Galicia that his father could drink ‘a litre and a half all at once.’ Absolutely inspiring, we say.