When I first received the invite for the launch of Tapeo, I admit, I had butterflies in my stomach. The evening was described as the full on Spanish experience with Flamenco dancers, authentic cuisine, and a head chef recruited from Alicante Spain, the home of Paella!
The dancers were completely clad with traditional attire as they swirled and twirled in the center of the dining room at Lafayette Gourmet. The curious on lookers enjoyed the entertainment as much as the eclectic cuisine awaiting at the tapas counter in the shop.
Spanish desserts are one area of gastronomy I am not completely diverse with. The few sweets I know are the standard, flan, tres leches, and dulce de leche, and reminiscent of my Spanish classes in high school, the infamous churros con chocolate.
However, the dessert below, Torrija is one of the tastiest Spanish desserts I have ever head. It's grilled creamy pudding with a touch of cinnamon much like a french toast or bread pudding, but a gorgeous texture of creamy. crispy, and crunchy.
Tapeo at Lafayette Gourmet is a wonderful addition to the already tasty mix of eats at this foodie destination. It's the perfect place to grab a snack or meal while hanging out in the mall or passing through downtown Dubai. You can also pick up some of their packaged goods if you would like to prepare some of this delicious cuisine at home.
Lafayette Gourmet is located on the top level of Galeries Lafayette at the Dubai Mall. Make sure you stop by to check it out!