- Iberia customers can sample a tapa concocted specifically for the occasion as well as classic Iberian ham at both the Dalí and Velázquez VIP lounges.
- The airline promotes Spanish cuisine and the Mediterranean diet on its flights.
MADRID, Spain, 2015-9-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On the occasion of World Tapa Day, an initiative of Saborea España (“Tasting Spain”), tomorrow, 29 September,Iberia will serve a specially-made “tapa” along with thin slices of cured Iberian ham to visitors to its VIP lounges in Terminal 4 at Madrid airport.
From 11:30 to 12:30 passengers using the Velázquez lounge can try the coca bread made with sardines designed by Luis Bonaste, chef at Gate Gourmet, along with Iberian ham cut by a master ham slicer. This “tapa tasting” will be staged again at the Dalí lounge from 13:30 to 14:30, in the main Terminal 4 building. These are the busiest periods at the two lounges.
Carolina Martinoli, Iberia’s Customers Director, commented: “At Iberia we regard ourselves as ambassadors of Spanish culture and cuisine, which is reflected in our customers’ entire travel experience. It’s a pleasure for us to celebrate World Tapa Day and to serve our customers one of the most characteristic products of Spanish cuisine.”
Iberia is also promoting the fourth annual “Tapa Route” held in 40 Spanish and 17 foreign cities with an article in the October issue of the in-flight magazine Ronda, read by more than a million passengers each month.
Iberia is an enthusiastic exponent of Spanish cuisine, and its meal service, both in the air and in its VIP lounges, is based on the Mediterranean diet. Business class passengers on medium- and long-haul flights can choose amongst three reds and two whites on the airline’s wine list, featuring the country’s most exquisite regional wines. The list is changed every quarter.
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