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Jamón Ibérico/ Iberican Ham

One of the most prized food items to come out of Spain is ibérico Ham (or, jamón, as we call it). Renowned globally for its’ smooth, melting texture and rich taste, Jamon is special because it must come from the Black Iberican breed pigs- even if they’ve been cross-bred, they have to be at least… Read more »

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Rioja harvest festival

During September, the little Spanish town of Legrono celebrates an age old tradition; that of the Rioja Harvest festival, or the ‘Fiestas de San Mateo’ (feast of St Matthew). Although St Matthew is the patron saint of Book keepers and Accountants, the only counting you might see are the glasses ready to be filled with… Read more »

Tapas Bar celebrates International Chocolate Day

Chocolate in Spain

Did you know that Saturday 13th September is International Chocolate Day? You might not think that we know that much about chocolate here at El Pirata, but chocolate has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. You might know Spain for its’ Tapas, Paella and Jamon- but did you know that it’s also the… Read more »

El Pirata wins Best Spanish Tapas London Mayfair restaurant awards

El Pirata wins ‘Best Spanish Tapas- London.’

We were delighted to open our inbox several weeks ago to find out that we had been nominated for an SME News award, and even happier when we found out last week that we had won ‘Best Spanish Tapas- London‘ and it seems as if you, our wonderful customers, are just as happy as we… Read more »

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Coinga cheese

We take great pride in our suppliers, and this week we celebrate regional cheesemakers, Coinga cheese, who supply us with our specialist Mahon cheese from Mernorca. The coinga cooperative was founded in 1966 on the initiative of a group of small-scale dairy farmers who joined forces to produce Mahón-Menorca cheese under a single brand: COINGA… Read more »

Spanish Wines in London

Bodegas Muga Vineyard

Despite the unprecedented circumstances and the postponement of the spectacular Caballeros annual dinner every March, the decision has been taken to announce the investiture of three well-known members of the Spanish and British wines trade in to the Gran Orden. One of the celebrated wine-makers is Manuel Mugas, third generation Mugas family, who supply El… Read more »