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Celebrate Rioja tapas fantasticas




A selection of London’s finest Spanish restaurants will celebrate this year’s Rioja Tapas Fantasticas festival by introducing an exclusive Rioja tapas offer for guests in the lead up to the event. Available from the 1st – 16th June, diners will receive a delicious complimentary tapa when they order a glass of Rioja in participating restaurants.
The tapas tradition in Spain dates back hundreds of years, originating when bartenders and restaurateurs provided a tapa (Spanish for cover) to keep flies out of customers’ wine glasses. Today, the custom has developed into an enormously diverse spectrum of delicious tapas dishes designed to be shared with a glass of wine.
Rioja Tapas Fantasticas celebrates the tapas tradition, bringing together some of London’s top tapas restaurants, along with bodegas from across the Rioja region serving a vast array of red, white and rosé wines as part of a two-day Spanish celebration in Potters Field Park beside Tower Bridge on the 15th and 16th June.
With excitement for the event mounting, this fortnight-long celebration of Rioja and tapas is the perfect way to get involved. Diners who order a glass of Rioja wine in one of the venues taking part in Rioja Tapas Fantasticas will receive a complimentary tapa to enjoy. Restaurants taking part in this amazing offer include Bar Tozino, Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurant, Boquería, Camino Restaurant, Cigala, El Cantara Soho, Hispania, Ibérica, and Number 22.
The Rioja region is in the gastronomic heartland of northern Spain, producing a diverse range of foods and wines. The beauty of Rioja wine and food is built on tradition and quality, with ingredients produced in sun-drenched and colourful lands, combining time-honoured and modern methods. The region has a strong tapas culture, with bars renowned for their speciality dishes and local wines.


For further information on Rioja Tapas Fantasticas or the tapas promotion
please contact Amy Wilson at Wines from Rioja
Tel: 0207 759 7400 / Email



The Rioja tapas offer is available in selected venues from the 1st – 16th June (with the exception of José, where it runs from 10th – 16th June).

Participating restaurants include Bar Tozino, Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurant, Boquería, Camino Restaurant, Cigala, El Cantara Soho, Hispania, Ibérica, and Number 22.

Rioja Tapas Fantasticas is a free festival celebrating the best of Rioja wine and tapas. The sixth edition of the event will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2013.

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