FOOD STOPS: Tapella


Tapella
Greenbelt 5

The Food Stops now takes you on a Spanish journey to TAPELLA restaurant located in Greenbelt 5. We were invited for a cooking demonstration by Executive Chef Alexandra Cacho. Although we Filipinos have been infused with Spanish cusine, it would be great to experience the authentic Spanish dishes. Chef Alexandra came from Spain but she has been here for quite some time that she can incorporate Filipino words with her cooking. Tapella actually came from Tapas and Paella, two of the most known Spanish dishes and the restaurant's specialty. 
manchego cheese, chicken, and shrimp paella (P500)
The Philippines have known Spanish dishes and have also integrated into the culture. However the authentic Spanish taste is also hard to define because in Spain there is also a wide diversity of cuisine that are exclusively in their region. TAPELLA is considered Gaudi. 
Cojonudos
Perfectly paired with light punch of Sangria or their quality Wines makes the experience unforgettable. It was also my first time to taste their garlic cold soup which breaks the norm of having something hot to start with. Bread meals like the camembert and caramelized onions on flueted bread also increases your appetite with its juicy texture and semi-sweet taste.
Sangria
Let us not forget their set of unique seafood dishes in TAPELLA which are the Skewered Octopus and Calamari el Bulli. Both realy tasty but you might find the Calamari a little bit weird because of its color, but definitely better the regular ones. The black pigment is because of the squid's ink that is mixed with the batter.
white garlic and almond cold soup (P70)
Sampicao on a glass cup with brocolli bits is just right to cap off  the first round. Because desserts are next! And with a wide variety of dessert options like an Oreo cake or a leche flan-like with a right amount of sweetness and falvor.
camembert and caramelized onions on flueted bread (180)

Paella!
Octopus Skewered with potatoes
calamari el bulli (P255)

Sampicao
Desserts!
chorizo in red wine (P245)
Proven to be a great place to dine, Tapella's specialty tops our highly recommended list as the perfect Gaudi experinece. The Paella is also great no doubt, but the Chorizo in red wine is a new taste that is very unique yet satisfying. Its would also be a great "pulutan" but avery high class one. And who needs drinks if its in the food already? Definitely you would keep coming back to order another plate.


Executive Chef Alexandra Cacho
We would like to thank Tapella and Chef Alexandra for the wonderful dish she prepared. She will be included in our roster of featured chefs in FudFyt called Chef in Command. 

Tapella is open daily from 11am until 12mn. Wine all-you-can paired with tapas and canapé’s is served every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. Dinning at Tapella comes with complimentary WIFI. For more information or reservations, call 7572710 and 7572711.

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