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CRACKING EASTER IDEA? Chocolate egg and churros at Spanish restaurants in UK

EASTER CHURROS: Served with warm white chocolate dipping sauce and (inset) Omar Allibhoy EASTER CHURROS: Served with warm white chocolate dipping sauce and (inset) Omar Allibhoy Tapas Revolution

OMAH ALLIBHOY is a Spanish chef on a mission to bring Spain's food and its culture to the UK.

So this year his seven restaurants are celebrating Easter with an upgrade to one of their most beloved homemade desserts - churros.

The chain is inviting customers to say try to their decadent ‘Easter Churros’ - served in a milk chocolate Easter egg with an indulgent white chocolate sauce for dipping. 

Omar says, “Easter in Spain is one of the biggest celebrations of the year; we get together with friends and family to celebrate with lots of good food, wine and churros of course! I’m excited to introduce the special Easter Churros to the menu, it’s a great fun way to celebrate Easter and perfect for those with a sweet tooth.”

The Spanish spin on mini-doughnuts are cigar-shaped, freshly made from choux pastry and served with a warm white chocolate dipping sauce.

But they will only be available on Friday, 30 and Saturday, 31 March.

Talented Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy says one of his earliest culinary memories is of watching his mum in the kitchen cooking crème caramel.

“She was a great baker but a terrible cook so I took over the helm as soon as I was old enough.

“When I came to the UK I was shocked by the lack of Spanish restaurants and how rarely anyone I spoke to cooked it at home.

“I decided it was time to do something about it and so my Tapas Revolution began.

As well as his critically acclaimed restaurant chain Tapas Revolution, Omar has also published a hugely successful cookbook, also called Tapas Revolution, which became the fastest selling Spanish cookbook of 2013. In 2016, he released his second book Spanish Made Simple. 

Born in Madrid and trained by the legendary Ferran Adria of El Bulli, Omar arrived in the UK in 2008.

He now has seven restaurants including in Shoreditch, London; Bluewater, Kent; Grand Central, Birmingham; Meadowhall, Sheffield and Eldon Square, Newcastle.

Karl Smallman

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