Tapas are appetizers or snacks popular in Spanish cuisine — they can be hot or cold, are extremely varied, and are always meant to be shared with the people you’re dining with. The idea is to be able to try a little of everything while engaging with your guests instead of being completely engrossed in a full sit-down dinner. Tapas are, in my opinion, the best way to enjoy a meal. You aren’t limited to anything one note. You can eat a piece of one thing and then move on to something else. I love being able to try a wide variety of foods. My first tapas experience was at a restaurant in Las Vegas, and I’ve been hooked on this dining trend ever since.