Leicester Tapas Trail: Eat your way around the world!
You just have until this Sunday, 18th October left to get on the Tapas Trail and get a bite to eat and a drink for £3. Each of the venues has developed their own drink/dish combination, so I’ve tried to summarise all the global cuisines which are represented.
Natterjacks – Falafel, delicious deep fried balls of chickpea goodness which are most popular in the Middle East but may have originally have developed in Egypt.
Queen of Bradgate and 33cankstreet – The true Tapas pioneers on the Tapas Trail, you can snag yourself a portion of patatas bravas at the Queen of Bradgate or sample either a Spanish tortilla, Pan Tumaca, Agave & Seasalt popcorn or olives at 33cankstreet. If you’re looking for the Pinchos Path this week, you’ve found it here!
Turkey Cafe and Firebug – Inspired by a visit to Las Vegas, the Turkey’s garbage fries are an utter delight of avocado and bacon joy. Firebug’s menu includes the choice of a beef, chicken or bean mini burger with wedges or a serving of beef or veggie chilli with rice and bread – it’s kind of the Tex Mex option of the Trail.
Rutland and Derby – One of the most exotic options on the Trail, you can pick up a steamed salmon bun – inspired by a real Japanese classic. Steamed buns are becoming more common in the UK now, and they’re fabulous.
Roxy’s Kitchen at Bossa Bar – I struggled to decide what country to classify Roxy’s Kitchen under, so I decided to pick one dish from her Street Food menu to focus on. Inspired by Mexican street food, their spicy, cheesy sweetcorn dish is warming and satisfying.
Bruxelles – Where else could Bruxelles focus on but Belgium? Mussels, Belgian beef stew and waffles each served with a matched beer for £3 means you can have a complete three course feed for just £9.
Taps – And just a stone’s throw away from Brussels/Bruxelles we have Oktoberfest at Taps – with a specially created German sausage spiced cassoulet with a homemade bread. It’s marvellous and warming, especially now Autumn is really starting to kick in.
The Exchange and Gelato Village – Our Italian friends at Gelato Village make wonderful, fresh gelato in the Italian style having been trained at Gelato University in Bologna. Yes, that’s a thing. And down at Exchange you can try their anti-pasto platter for a very special Italian Job.