What is the concept behind Ziryab Tapas- Mezze wine bar and Shisha lounge?
The Ziryab concept is a blend of two cultures. Its aim is to bring together the rich and spicy flavours of the Arab world with the strong and varied traditional tastes of Catalonia to give you a unique culinary experience, while enjoying a wide variety of carefully selected wines from the wine-growing regions of the Arab world and Catalonia.
Ziryab is essentially a wine and tapas bar, where the tapas are fusion tapas. It takes dishes from traditional Spanish tapas and enhances them with a culinary Arabic twist; sometimes it takes a traditional Arabic “Mezze” – which is the Arab equivalent of tapas – and adds extra flavours to suit Barcelona’s climate, such as the refreshing Minty Hummous. At other times, it blend ingredients from both regions to create new dishes that are not usually found on Barcelona’s streets but maintain the same concept enjoyed by so many in this city – ordering a selection of varied plates to share between friends and accompany with good wine.