The Spanish Table has been around for over 20 years now. It all started in 1985 when husband and wife team Steve Winston and Sharon Baden were having dinner with friends who were planning a trip to Spain. On a whim, they decided to join them. Once there, they fell in love - with the delicious foods, wine and the culture of Spain. After returning to the U.S., they found it impossible to replicate those incredible meals, because the ingredients just weren't available. Their solution, open up a shop - why not?
The "next generation" is carrying on this tradition. Andy and Tanya Booth have partnered with Steve & Sharon for the past decade until Steve's retirement in 2016 and ran the shops in California. Andy spent a good chunk of his childhood living in southern Spain near Cadiz and has amazing memories of sitting on top of tapas bars while his parents enjoyed sips of sherry and tapas, running along the best beaches in that part of the country and catching live Flamenco shows. The Booths met in culinary school in the states and decided to take their love of cooking to Spain for a couple of years and cooked professionally for Restaurante Arzak amongst other endeavors. Upon returning to the U.S., they settled in California and have been enjoying finding new wines and foods to share with our always curious customers.
You will find the people who work in our shops to be very helpful when it comes to putting together the ingredients and the perfect wines for a tapas or paella party. They love to eat, drink and to dream of Spain.
Thanks for visiting!
Tanya and Andy Booth