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    ‘Taperia’ Spanish Tapas Restaurant Opens at JA The Resort Dubai

    27 September 2021
    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.   

    For  more  information  or  reservations,  please  email  or  call  +971 8145555  

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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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