Tapas in short are ‘small plate’ appetizers and snacks and they have taken the world by storm. The term ‘tapas’ comes from the Spanish verb tapar meaning “to cover.” Traditionally a “tapa” is a small portion of any kind of Spanish cuisine. In ages past, guests of taverns and inns were given a “tapa”, a small taste of food served on a pot cover, as a sample prior to ordering a meal. This tradition continued as bartenders began serving ‘tapas’, a slice of bread or cured meat, over the tops of sweet sherry and other libations to instill thirst in a customer and raise bar sales. Today many foodies eat a variety of tapas to create a full meal, reminiscent of Dim Sum brunch in Cantonese culture which is closely linked to the Chinese tradition of tea drinking.