Joining the current culinary collection of 24 restaurants and bars at JA the Resort Dubai: the newly-opened Taperia brings authentic and tasty Spanish tapas and signature sangrias in a cozy and vibrant atmosphere, to the buzzing destination. To celebrate the opening, from the 1st to the 10th of October, Spanish nationals and anyone from a Spanish-speaking country can claim 40% off their total bill.
Located in JA Beach Hotel at JA The Resort, the lively restaurant and bar is alive with Spanish guitar and flamenco dancers several nights a week, but the food takes centre stage. The Tapas Calientes menu features all the best-known Spanish tapas including patatas bravas, seafood croquettes with spicy sauce and Manchego cheese, and Andalusian octopus and squid with lemon and parsley dip, while the Tapas Frias features memorable dishes such as melon with dried Cecina beef, cured for 36 months and Boquerones anchovies with roasted eggplant and tomato. The chef’s signature dishes include 4 different Paellas including the highly recommended Paella de Bogavante -flamed saffron rice, Garrofón beans, prawns, cuttlefish, served with a whole Canadian Lobster on top - Chef Marco’s Valencian-inspired paella. There are also some curated main course options like smoked garlic gambas, grilled octopus, and rack of lamb, while desserts include Churros with chocolate dip, and the traditional Santiago cake, a kind of almond tart from Galicia. Since eating tapas is historically centered around enjoying a drink - Taperia offers plenty of authentic options from jugs of sangria for 115AED, a collection of Spanish wines and signature cocktails, including homemade infused gin with Seville ranges.
The indoor area of Taperia restaurant has lots of cozy nooks and crannies, creating a warm and inviting ambiance for up to 60 people while the outdoor terrace also allows an additional 60 guests to enjoy the balmy breezes while enjoying a refreshing sangria or two. The wrought iron features and whitewashed exposed brickwork of the venue create the perfect backdrop for casual drinks, or a full-blown fiesta and Latin staff are on hand to offer expert recommendations in tapas and grape.
About the Chef:
Head Chef Marco Antonio Blanquer Torres hails from coastal city Denia, located between Alicante and Valencia in Spain and has trained with some of Spain’s acclaimed Michelin starred chefs including Chef Rafa Soler, Chef Jose Vicente and Chef Javier Cabrera. He also credits his inspiration and success to age-old family recipes from his mother, grandmother, and uncle. He has travelled the word sharing his passion for Spanish cuisine across Singapore, China, India, UAE, and his home country of Spain developing a portfolio of signature dishes with his own special flair.
*Upon presenting a Hispanic ID, guests are entitled to 40% off their total food and beverage bill between the 1st and 10th of October 2021.
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About JA Resorts & Hotels
A legacy UAE brand, JA Resorts & Hotels was born in 1981 and has a widely recognised reputation for excellence, in the management and operation of award-winning resorts and hotels. Taking its name from the original Jebel Ali (JA) Beach hotel, JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio now features 10 distinct properties across the UAE and Indian Ocean, each dedicated to curating unique experiences and creating unforgettable memories. Tropical escapes include JA Manafaru, the idyllic luxury island resort in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives and JA Enchanted Island Resort, an ultra-luxurious hideaway of 10 exquisite villas on a private island, in the middle of the protected Saint Anne Marine Park. Within the UAE, guests can choose from the five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, both located along ‘The Walk’ in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Other attractive options include the acclaimed JA The Resort - Dubai’s largest experience resort, with 1 million square metres of thrilling activities and 3 unique hotels offering 795 suites and rooms between them– the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lakeview Hotel, a stunning new Golf Course adjacent property opened in September 2019. The JA Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubai’s only mountain resort, a secluded getaway amidst the stunning Hajar Mountains landscape. The Manor by JA is the latest addition to the portfolio, a 247 key corporate hotel located in Al Furjan, Dubai, opened in January 2020. JA Resorts & Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 500 hotels in 85 countries.
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