Tapa is a Spanish dish that often served up as a snack or as an appetizer in bars and restaurants.
At the press conference, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam María Jesús Figa expressed her delight to introduce part of Spanish cuisine to Vietnamese friends, adding that the World Tapa Day offers a special chance to explore Spanish cuisine.
The World Tapa Day will be celebrated in more than 20 restaurants in Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang and the southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City from June 20-23, with promotional programmes arranged for diners.
In addition, a contest on Tapa recipes and quizzes on Spanish cuisine is underway on the Facebook page of the embassy.
A ‘Tapa Passport’ can be collected for free in any of the restaurants participating on this event. Each time customers buys tapas at these restaurants, they will get a stamp. With 10 stamps collected, they will participate in a gift draw with prizes including flights to Spain, Spanish products, nights in Melia Hotels or free dinners in Spanish restaurants.