Attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract. In addition to maintaining community involvement within his hometown of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner enjoys traveling with his family to places that allow him to relax and enjoy local cuisine. One favorite destination is Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona provides visitors with a mix of history, beautiful natural spaces including beaches, and delicious food. Those who appreciate authentic Spanish cuisine often enjoy visiting various tapas bars to experience the tradition.
Tapas are small plates of food meant for sharing among several people. Part of experiencing tapas involves taking a relaxed, casual attitude and an impromptu approach. Tapas are usually enjoyed standing around a table in a crowded restaurant while sharing a bottle of a light white wine or Basque cider.
Though tapas are traditionally small plates of food, customers can also order raciones, larger plates with more to share.
Some dishes that are common in Barcelona include pan con tomate, a dish consisting of white bread rubbed with tomato and drizzled with oil and salt. Also familiar are patatas bravas, deep-fried cubes of potatoes that are dipped in sauces, and chipirones, deep-fried baby squid