Bangkok, Thailand, July 13, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Embark on a gastronomic adventure crafted by Barcelona’s Michelin-starred chef, unveiling premium global ingredients in a vibrant atmosphere of modern Spanish delights. Alegria, an exquisite new Spanish tapas bar, invites discerning individuals to embark on a delightful gastronomic journey. True to its name, Alegria, meaning “happiness” in Spanish, sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience. This chic establishment serves as a captivating meeting place where guests can relish delectable cuisine, revel in a lively atmosphere, and immerse themselves in Spanish culture. The new Spanish tapas bar offers an enticing fusion of outstanding food, contemporary music, and art, all presented from a fresh perspective while remaining true to the spirit of Spanish traditions.
Alegria serves contemporary Spanish tapas that seamlessly blend the flavors of traditional Spanish dishes with modern twists. Made with premium ingredients sourced from around the world, each culinary creation is a testament to the skill of Spanish Executive Chef David Aparicio Martin, a mastermind behind the success of a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Spain. With meticulous attention to detail, Chef David elevates every dish to new heights, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Situated in the vibrant K Village on Sukhumvit 26, Alegria Spanish Tapas Bar promises to become the hottest tapas bar in the city.
Lapat Boonsri, the founder of Alegria, says, “Alegria aims to bring happiness to all its visitors by drawing inspiration from Spanish food and culture. Through extensive travels and experiencing diverse menus from renowned restaurants worldwide, we discovered the unmatched charm and harmony found in Spanish cuisine. It offers intense flavors reminiscent of Thai cuisine, combined with unique spices. The vibrant colors displayed on each plate add to the distinctive character of Spanish food, making every bite a delight. We proudly introduce Alegria, a restaurant named after the Spanish word for “happiness.”
Our goal is to provide food enthusiasts with a unique dining experience that showcases the chef’s meticulous attention to detail. We source the finest ingredients from around the world and craft dishes with utmost precision using unique cooking techniques. The result is a beautiful arrangement of flavors that delights both the palate and the eyes. At Alegria, we strive to create an atmosphere filled with happiness and fun, ensuring that every guest enjoys the ultimate Spanish dining experience in Bangkok.”
Alegria offers a truly unique experience that celebrates the lively and vibrant Spanish culture. Every aspect of the restaurant is designed to capture the Spanish essence, starting with the colorful decorations that adorn the space. The nicely decorated space infuses Alegria with a modern twist, making it a chic Spanish tapas bar that exudes a sense of fun. One of the highlights is the stunning marble counter bar that encircles the open kitchen, allowing guests to witness the culinary magic unfold before their eyes.
To complement the perfect meal, Alegria offers an impressive selection of fine Spanish wines, aged wines, and specially crafted signature drinks, including both mocktails and cocktails. Attention to detail is also evident in the table decorations and the lively Spanish music that enhance the overall aesthetic, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.
David Aparicio Martin, the Executive Chef responsible for crafting the menu at Alegria, boasts an impressive culinary career spanning over 21 years in the global gastronomic industry. Having played a pivotal role in the success of numerous Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table. When describing the food concept at Alegria, Chef David says, “We aim to create a fresh and exciting menu that is specifically tailored to Thailand and the vibrant city of Bangkok.
We have curated an exclusive menu for Alegria, showcasing the authentic flavors derived from my grandmother’s secret recipes, combined with the exceptional techniques honed from my time in Michelin-starred establishments. We place great importance on sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world. Our creations range from a tantalizing tapas menu to an extensive selection of signature dishes. With each visit to Alegria, guests can expect to discover something new and satisfying. We promise to deliver an unparalleled experience of delightful food. Moreover, the talented team at Alegria ensures that the beverage offerings are nothing short of extraordinary.”
Drawing inspiration from traditional Spanish cuisine, Alegria brings a contemporary twist to tapas-style Spanish dishes. Let’s delve into some of the restaurant’s exceptional signature creations.
• Red Prawn Tart: a delightful Spanish delicacy comprising minced fresh red prawns infused with a medley of sauces. The natural sweetness of the shrimp is complemented by a refreshing lemon zest sauce, while crispy tarts and a sprinkle of ikura lend a mellow touch to the flavors.
• Ensaladilla de Txangurro, a crab salad elegantly served in a crispy cone. This delectable treat features a generous serving of mouthwatering crab meat salad, complemented by a creamy avocado sauce and a touch of spicy chili sauce.
• Black Ink Croquettes, a bite-sized, Spanish-inspired delight. These croquettes are filled with well-seasoned diced squid, enhanced with the unique flavor of black ink. Accompanied by aioli sauce, they offer a tantalizing taste and aroma.
• Pan Con Tomate with Jamón Iberico, a delightful combination of fresh Spanish tomatoes, garlic, and a topping of succulent Jamón Iberico. The ciabatta base provides a perfect canvas for the exquisite flavors. Simple yet delicious, this dish pairs exceptionally well with any drink.
• Jamon Iberico, the famous ham made from the finest Iberico pork knuckle sourced from Spain. This exceptional delicacy boasts intense flavors within the meat. Cured for 36 months and served in thin slices, it delivers a mellowness that perfectly complements bread and beverage of choice.
• Tomato Salad, a special tomato salad featuring exquisite heirloom tomatoes. These sweet and juicy tomatoes are enhanced by a house-special dressing, while bite-sized anchovies add an extra touch of deliciousness to the dish.
• Hamachi Tiradito, showcasing expertly carved and marinated fresh Hamachi. With a secret in-house technique and special seasoning, the fish becomes juicier and more tender. It is served alongside a Garlic Cream Sauce that elevates the flavors to new heights.
• Octopus Tentacles, sourced from the Atlantic Ocean and grilled to perfection, the tentacles acquire an enticing color and aroma. Accompanied by bite-sized potatoes and bell pepper sauce, this dish is a true delight.
• Beef Cheek, made from Australian beef cheek. Slow-cooked for six hours, the meat becomes tender, melting in your mouth. It is served with truffle mash potato boasting the aroma of truffles, and a special sauce crafted using the beef cheek stewed water. Every bite offers a delectable, mellow sensation.
• Arroz Negro, another Alegria signature dish. This flavorful rice dish combines tender squid meat with black ink. Using traditional Spanish paella cooking techniques, we create the perfect “socarrat”, caramelizing the rice and bringing exceptional flavours from the cast iron pan. It is accompanied by perfectly grilled large red prawns and mussels, creating a harmonious seafood medley.
• Basque Burnt Cheesecake: a secret recipe from Chef David’s grandmother, hailing from Spain. This scrumptious cheesecake delights with its firm texture, harmonizing beautifully with a sweet and sour berry sauce. It has become one of the restaurant’s most popular desserts, not to be missed.
To complete the dining experience, Alegria offers an extensive menu of cocktails, mocktails, and fine wines. Guests can choose from this diverse selection to find the perfect pairing and enhance their meal even further.
Embark on a culinary journey inspired by the vibrant Spanish Tapas Bar culture at Alegria Spanish Tapas Bar, located on the 2nd floor of K Village in Sukhumvit 26. Open Tuesday – Sunday from 5.00 PM – 11.00 PM. For reservations, please call 093-074-8999 LINE: @alegriatapasbar