How is the dining scene in Spain different – or similar – from Singapore?
I think that each country has its culture with food and in Spanish tapas, you’d always find that the tables are always full of dishes for sharing, and people dine in an ambience that is fun, friendly and above all, full of life. But it was not always like this as the concept of tapas was previously unheard of in Barcelona, unlike in other parts of Spain. This fuelled my passion to bring tapas culture to Catalonia which as we come to see, struck a chord with not only locals but even tourists from all around the world.
Both Singapore and Spain all have in common is that we like to enjoy food and the convivial casual nature of tapas allows us to connect or reconnect easily. The small portions and lively dining style are easily accepted, and I’m so heartened to see that in Singapore, the tapas culture is so popular amongst Singaporeans who also are very open to trying new things.