I have lived & worked for more than 15 years in Spain and was married to a culinary professor from Barcelona. We are now in HK for our two kids to learn Chinese and I personally loved the traditional dishes our families cooked for us with hours of love and wishing to share them with friends in HK. I called my kitchen Tapas & Friends because I love creating dishes taught by my Asian family & friends & re-create them with a Mediterranean twist. You will also find different creations as I regularly will invite passionate Chefs friends to HK to cook with me. We are looking forward to meet new friends share more memorial evenings with you.
The food was good. Authentic. the Sangria was excellent and I had 2 glass... would have had more if the Chef kept serving me more. They served me 2nd round near the end of the meal for free, and made it the more enjoyable.
Slightly on the more expensive end, if there weren't drinks involved. And the air conditioning could be done slightly better.
Tapas and Friends is an upstairs private kitchen less than 5 minutes from Quarry bay station. The host Kim has fascinating stories. She has lived in many parts of the world, from Europe to Asia. She is truly a global nomad. She doesn't just travel. She likes to stay in places to really get to know the people and learn their culture. She really tries to understands their cuisines and fuses these influences with her favorite Spanish tapas. This is why she is not restricted by a menu. Kim likes to be spontaneous. She likes to decided the menu of the day based on her mood and the best available ingredients she had to hand. Dish after dish of interesting and delicious tapas, some of which we had never seen before, was served. I liked Kim's playfulness and creativity with the food. She is a true free spirit. Some of the dishes were being served for the first time and Kim was literally adjusting the recipe as she tasted them with us. Amazing. Sometimes you just have to trust the host and let her take you on a food journey. ;)