Menu Plans

Tasty Tapas


Tapas is a Spanish word used to describe small plates of food.

Tapas are great for entertaining any time of year. Throw a tapas party and serve small plates of shareable foods such as warm olives, a variety of cheeses and sliced cured meats, ultra-crispy potatoes, stuffed dates, crostini, and empanadas. Use colourful plates to present a combination of hot and cold appetizers to delight the senses. 

Tapas can be simple or elaborate creations. Here are a few to enjoy at your next get-together.

  • Easy
    Pan Seared Halloumi with Mediterranean Salsa

    Halloumi is a salty, squeaky, semi-firm Mediterranean cheese. It’s unique in that it holds its shape when grilled or fried. This one-pan melty cheese delicacy is an easy crowd-pleaser. Share it as an appetizer, served with some toasted, crusty baguette. Leftovers make a great lunch tossed with pasta. 

  • Easy
    Roasted Tomato Crostini with Thyme Balsamic Vinegar

    By roasting the tomatoes and garlic with thyme, we packed a lot of flavour into this savoury appetizer. Crostini Toasts make a versatile base that can be transformed into a medley of tapas.

  • Easy
    Warm Olives and Feta

    This appetizer is great to set out when you are sitting down with friends for a Tapas night, pre-dinner cocktail or glass of wine. The olives, cheese and other goodies are marinated in oil infused with herbs and citrus. Serve them with baguette slices.

  • Medium

    Empanadas are pastry turnovers filled with a savoury mixture of beef and vegetables. Serve with our Roasted Garlic Aioli.

  • Easy
    Cheese Stuffed Dates with Pepper Jelly

    These sweet dates are stuffed with creamy Boursin cheese and topped with store bought pepper jelly for a quick yet refined appetizer.

  • Medium
    Patatas Bravas

    Patatas Bravas is a classic dish originating in Spain, where it can be found on virtually all tapas menus. It is known for its ultra-crispy potatoes, smoked paprika tomato sauce and garlicky mayonnaise that finishes it off.