Ordering tapas catering
We serve these Spanish dishes buffet style. In order to be as fresh as possible, we adjust our buffets to the seasonal offerings and there may be changes in the composition of your buffet.
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The small bites of Spanish origin that collectively make for a complete and tasty meal. Tapas! Very tasty, yet we don’t eat it very often. Sometimes as Dutch people we like to spend a long time in the kitchen, but making all kinds of different small snacks is not so much in our nature. That’s why tapas are so special and extra delicious when we do eat it once. At Wim’s Chicken, we are big fans of tapas. Therefore, you can order a tapas buffet from us or choose a complete tapas catering. But before you do, we’d like to tell you a little more about these little taste sensations.
What are tapas?
As just revealed, tapas are small bites. They originated in Spain where they are still widely eaten. You eat them as a snack, with an alcoholic drink or together to form a complete meal. In the past, tapas consisted mainly of bread, olives and chorizo. Today, there are countless different recipes for these little treats, from culinary creations to homemade specialties. We, at Wim’s Kip, have named our tapas the most delicious tapas in Amsterdam. For a delicious tapas catering you have come to the right place.
Typical examples of tapas
We keep talking about tapas, but we haven’t talked about food specifically. Therefore, below you will find four very popular tapas dishes. When you choose to order a tapas buffet, you can of course always indicate if you have any favorites, and we will do our best to include them in the buffet. These are some well-known tapas dishes:
- Tortilla de patatas
A very tasty, thick omelet with potatoes. Sometimes this includes chorizo, onion or bell bell pepper. Can be eaten with bread if necessary.
- Patatas bravas
One of the most gegeen tapas dishes. These are potato cubes that have been fried or baked and then combined with a spicy tomato sauce.
- Tortilla de patatas
Bread from the grill in which garlic is then rubbed. Then tomato comes on top and the pan con tomate is finished with olive oil and salt. Delicious!
- Tortilla de patatas
Croquettes that have little to do with the varieties we often get from the wall here. It usually has ham, chicken, fish or cheese in it and they are very tasty.
The origins of tapas
There are all sorts of different theories about the origins of tapas. We know a few things for sure. First, we know that the dish originated in Spain, where it has been commonplace for years. In addition, we know that tapas is translated from the word “tapar,” which means to cover.
This immediately brings us to the first theory regarding descent. Tapas are said to have originated in inns and boarding houses in Spain. There, especially during the hot summer days, were often many flies that sat on the food and drink. To counteract this, drinks were served with a bite on the rim, so nothing could fall into the glass and thus a fly could not take a sip of milk.
A second theory claims that a Spanish king introduced a new law. This stated that with every alcoholic drink, a snack should be served so that the drink would not go to your head.
Finally, there is the theory that again refers us to a Spanish king, Alfonso XIII to be exact. He reportedly stopped at an inn in the coastal town of Cadiz during a trip and ordered a glass of wine. The rising wind might have allowed sand to get into his glass. An attentive waiter at the time is said to have placed a slice of ham on his glass to prevent this from happening, thus giving birth to the tapas of today.
Differences between Spain and the Netherlands
As is the case with many dishes and food traditions, tapas and its culture was adapted when it came to the Netherlands. This has created some differences between how we eat tapas here and people do it in Spain.
The main difference is that we often eat the tapas as a main course, the appetizers then make up a complete meal. In Spain, they are often snacks or appetizers. In addition, in Spain, sharing is often paramount. People then order all kinds of tapas together and sample each other’s choices. In the Netherlands we do not always do this, but it is highly recommended. You will then taste something new each time and perhaps discover your new favorite snack.
Ideal for parties
Catering with tapas is ideal for parties or social gatherings. You can therefore request tapas from 20 people at Wim’s Kip, for example. We provide our tapas catering in Amsterdam, but also in other places throughout the Netherlands. So when you have an occasion, lunch or party you can easily choose to order tapas appetizers. When you contact us we can advise you and, of course, immediately include any dietary requirements or allergies in the preparation. So do you want to order a tapas catering? Then you are at the right address at Wim’s Kip
Delivery charges depend on the size of your order and the location of the catering. Supervision of your buffet by 1 or more cooks, price on request. The most delicious tapas you can order in Amsterdam, Landsmeer, Purmerend and Zaandam and surroundings.