His & Hers had a first taste of tapas in the Basque region of Spain. When tapas bars arrived in Liverpool that caused some excitement. The idea of small plates and sharing (sharing you say, I’m not sure about that) is such a lovely sociable event. All this means we are excited to be welcoming Tapas Revolution to Liverpool.
Words: Jean Hill
Tapas Revolution has acquired the Queen Square La Tasca site. They bring a fresh new look to the Square, with Spanish inspired menu by Madrid-born, TV Celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy
Spanish Restaurant Group, the team behind Tapas Revolution, will be relaunching the New Tapas Bar & Restaurant at the beginning of November 2021.
While the menu stays true to traditional, authentic tapas, the new look and concept is reminiscent of airy, modern day Barcelona or Ibiza. The offering encompasses an all-day dining experience, the 132-seater venue will also feature a “Spanish Terraza” for over 100 people to drink and dine al-fresco.
Alongside the traditional Tapas favorites, paellas that are packed full of flavour take centre stage. There is a range of larger sharing plates and main courses, including 12-hour slow-roasted Iberian pork shank served with piquillo peppers and green beans. Another tempting option is marinated chicken in a lemon and garlic glaze, skewered with onion and mixed peppers, served with garlic crushed potatoes.
For vegans, there’s the Calabaza Asada; roasted butternut squash served with chickpeas, oyster mushrooms, piquillo peppers, and baby spinach.
Think Spanish breads with alioli, extra virgin olive oil and sherry balsamic for dipping, as well as dry-aged Serrano ham, and Spanish Manchego cheese to nibble on. Then tuck into tapas dishes including ham and béchamel croquettes, chorizo roasted with cider, Spanish-style meatballs, and crispy slow-cooked pork belly with a sweet and spicy sauce. The choice is impressive: patatas bravas, tiger prawns with garlic and parsley oil cooked in the traditional terracotta pot, calamari with alioli and lemon and sliced Galician octopus layered on baby new potatoes. These are all of which are classics on the New Tapas Revolution Menu.
Guests can finish their meal by indulging in one of the tempting desserts.Try the crispy Spanish churros tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with hot dipping chocolate, or the traditional Basque cheesecake served with a red berry compote. Or you could opt for the delicious traditional almond cake served warm with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce. Or try the silky-smooth chocolate fondant with a hint of orange, served with clotted cream.
Tapas Revolutions prides itself on offering a wide range of Spanish drinks, so you’ll find a whole range of Sangria served both by the glass and carafe. Choose from traditional, lemonade and saffron spritz, white berry sangria, sparkling sangria, blood orange rose sangria and skinny sangria that’s made with 30% less sugar & red wine.
There’s also a selection of gin & tonics, cocktails, wines (including sparkling wines from the Cava region of Spain), beers, spirits, soft drinks, and coffees.
Executive Chef Omar Allibhoy, who led the menu development has appeared on Sunday Brunch, This Morning and Saturday Kitchen. He has created a mouth-watering menu with something for everyone.
Omar Allibhoy commented: “Since opening the first Tapas Revolution restaurant back in 2010, we continue to grow from strength to strength…We’re delighted to now open our new restaurant here in Liverpool. The…new restaurant provides a welcome boost to the local hospitality sector and we’re truly excited to see what the future holds for Tapas Revolution.”
James Picton, Managing Director of Spanish Restaurant Group, said: “We are incredibly proud and excited to continue to grow our Tapas Revolution with the launch of our Liverpool Bar and Restaurant…This follows the success and overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received since reopening our current locations and our newly opened Brighton & Lakeside restaurants.
He continued: “Providing opportunities for those local to the restaurant is high on our agenda. It’s important to be able to contribute to the local community in so many ways, and recognise aspiring talent in recruiting team members, by providing a setting which can support local people…Also (we will be) using ingredients sourced from local suppliers. We’re now looking forward to planning several events and getting to know the local people and supporting the rest of the business community.”
We cannot wait to try this mouth-watering menu.
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