Remember those mushrooms I promised you?


A few weeks ago, whilst at the Curado Bar, Cardiff, I ate the most delicious tapas dish made with mushrooms and served on Barra, which is a type of Spanish bread. It was wonderful, earthy and yet sweet from the sherry and rich, I wanted to eat it forever.


M: “I've made this for years and years - really, really simple to make. It’s done so quickly. You will love it!”

Well, you lucky people, here's the recipe...



For authentic Spanish ingredients shop at Ultracomida, Narberth, Aberystwyth, At Maria's Picton Castle or on-line https://www.ultracomida.co.uk


M: "Tapas originated in the South of Spain. Tapa means to cover. A 'cover' of bread or cheese was put over your glass of wine to stop fruit flies from getting in your drink. Today, well, we call it Tapear, meaning going from bar to bar, having a tapas dish in each one, with a glass of wine or sherry, with good friends, having a good time!"

Friday and Saturday nights are Tapas nights at At Maria's. Reservations for evening events is essential – call 01437 751346





Picton is looking fabulous at the moment, full of beautiful spring flowers.


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Words/photographs/illustrations© 2019 Helen  Lewis