Masala tapas?: Radisson to pioneer Spanish cuisine in its Indian properties

by | Sep 12, 2019 | Chains

Stylish Tapas Club will soon open its doors to guests in India.

Radisson signs franchise agreement with Tapas Club to roll out Spanish restaurants across its Indian portfolio.

Interesting developments are afoot in Radisson’s F&B offering on the subcontinent, with a new deal heralding the arrival of Spanish cuisine in Radisson’s properties in India.

We find out more about this unexpected gastronomic tale.

Radisson signs deal with Tapas Club in India

Radisson Hotel Group has signed a franchise deal with Singapore-based F&B brand Tapas Club to provide culinary services to its hotels in India.

The deal gives Radisson the use of the Tapas Club name in its Indian portfolio, bringing this delicious Spanish cuisine to the subcontinent.

However, India is known for taking great pride in its culinary offerings and traditions, so is there a market for Spanish tapas in Indian hotels?

Well, given the developments in Indian tourism of late, it would appear there is room in the market for something a little different. Global cuisine is becoming more popular in India, with people looking to taste something exotic.

The placement of Tapas Club and its Spanish food in Radisson properties in India is also a way to attract visitors looking for something perhaps a bit more familiar.

“Tapas Club is an excellent strategic fit for our business in India, where F&B trends point to the rising popularity of innovative cuisine. We are excited to introduce a new era of dynamic Spanish dining, tailored to Indian palates, to our hotels across the country. We aim to become flag bearers of Spanish cuisine in India,” said Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.

Tapas Club conquers Asia

Tapas Club knows what it’s doing. The Singaporean company was conceived of with the specific aim of bringing Spanish food to the Asian market.

So far, they have successfully brought the flavours, colours and plates of the Iberian Peninsula to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

But one of the questions on people’s lips is, will this food remain true to its Spanish roots, or will it be injected with a bit of Indian flair?

Indians are passionate about their own food and culinary history, so perhaps this is why Rakesh Sethi, Radisson Hotel Group’s Corporate Executive Chef in India, has been tasked with creating unique dishes that merge Spanish and Indian flavours, like taking Spanish dishes such as croquettes but making it appealing to the Indian palate.

“It is our privilege to partner with Radisson Hotel Group in India, where the brand has operated for over 20 years and earned huge brand equity. We are working with experts like Chef Sethi, to delve deep into India’s rich culinary culture and develop new dishes that will delight foodies all over the country,” said Jose Alonso, Executive Chef, Tapas Club.

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