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One morning King Philip III of Spain saw by chance, from a balcony of his palace, a young boy who was sitting and reading a book. He was clapping his hands and laughing loudly. The king said: "Either this man is a fool or he is reading Don Quixote."
According to Marco Polo, Kublai Khan maintained some 5,000 court astrologers, whose duties included the hazardous task of weather prediction. Why so many? Guessing wrong, he explained, could lead to "early retirement."
For the New York City premiere of Pinocchio in 1940, Walt Disney hired eleven little people dressed as Pinocchio to frolic on the roof of the theater marquee. To accompany their lunches, the gang was given free beer, for which they were grateful to Disney.
Indeed, the group was so grateful, and got so drunk, that they stripped naked and sat on the marquee shooting craps! Walt Disney had to call the police!
In 1812, in the path of Napoleon's advancing army, the Russians abandoned the city of Smolensk and torched it. Napoleon, watching with several aides, compared the inferno to an eruption of Vesuvius, and asked rhetorically whether it was indeed a fine sight.
"Horrible, sire," an aide replied. Napoleon disagreed: "As a Roman emperor once remarked, 'The corpse of an enemy always smells sweet!'"
Like Roman queen Messalina, Cleopatra was well known for her phenomenal sexual appetite. Indeed, once it was said she had orally 'entertained' more than 100 men... In one single evening.
A female admirer once asked Salvador Dali whether it was hard to paint a picture. "No," the artist replied. "It's either easy or impossible."
Albert Einstein was often asked to explain the general theory of relativity. "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour," he once declared. "Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity!"
George Lucas's script for Star Wars was turned down by every major Hollywood studio. The reason? "No one would pay to see a film about a war in space." Star Wars still ranks among the highest grossing movies ever made.
Even though Arafat had accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for seeking peace in the Middle East, he appeared at the United Nations talking of peace, but with a gun in his holster.
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