The word Tapas, is derived from the Spanish verb "tapar", to cover. Some say that it started in Andalusian taverns where slices of bread or meat were used to cover glasses between sips to keep the fruit flies and dust out of the sweet Sherry. Others profess that while recovering from an illness, King Alfonso X of Castile drank wine with small dishes between meals to keep his strength up. After recovering, he required that all taverns serving wine had to offer food to their patrons. To this day Tapas are served in the taverns of Spain. Typically each bar offers up a different Tapa, and guests will bar hop while sampling the many diverse offerings. Tapas have evolved into a social tradition the world over.
"At Fuego we strive to offer the same experience in a modern day setting with Spanish, American, and South of the Border influences. Fuego is open, friendly, and inviting. It is a great place to socialize after work or dine before the Symphony!"