Barn Joo’s Tapas Concept
Barn Joo has chosen tapas as the restaurant’s specialty cuisine style and we have assembled a wide variety of appetizers, snacks, finger food and meals to fit our savvy menu theme. Barn Joo believes that having a wide range of options and portions is a great thing. The tapas concept allows Barn Joo’s patrons to share their dishes and to find unique dish combinations that best suits their cravings. Barn Joo is a gastropub that couples drinks and tapas into a delightful experience.
[Pictured Above: Ojinguh Tweegim – crispy calamari]
Origins of Tapas
The Spaniards are credited with the concept of tapas and they have established a proud history of preparing tapas variations. The word “tapas” is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, “to cover”. The idea would be to cover the table with an assortment of tapas that is intended to be shared and enjoyed by a group of friends or family. We have adopted this theme to create Barn Joo as a tapas restaurant.
Interesting Fact about the Origins of Tapas:
King Alfonso X, el Sabio or “the Wise One” advised Castilian taverns to serve wine accompanied by something to eat, so that the clients would not become swiftly drunk.
[Pictured Above: BJ‘CHICK’ Bokki, a Barn Joo favorite]
Adding the Korean Flavor
Barn Joo has developed a modernized culinary style that integrates westernized flavors into Korean-inspired tapas dishes. Barn Joo strives to be more than a traditional Korean restaurant and we are always looking to prepare innovative dishes that are unique to our restaurant. Organic ingredients of a high quality, also play a significant role in bringing out the desired taste that we want to provide for our restaurant’s guests.
[Pictured Above: Samgyubsal Jjim – berkshire pork belly confit]
Establishing a Korean Gastropub
The Korean concept of “Anju” entails a type of food that complements the consumption of alcohol. Barn Joo’s offerings combines the very best of the Korean Anju with the Westernized ideas of tapas to create an outstanding dining and drinking experience.