Small amounts of food served in bars to accompany a drink is popularly known as tapas. The use of this word as a synonym for snack has an uncertain origin. Some claim that arose from a story about the Spain’s King Alfonso XIII and his visit to Cadiz. Before returning to the palace, the king stopped at the Ventorrillo del Chato, a restaurant that still exists on the beach under the same name, located between Cadiz and San Fernando. The King ordered a glass of sherry, but realized that a swirling wind that entered into the local threatened to fill […]
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