Welcome, from owners Kim Clark and Chef Robert Moltzan. This Wine Bar/Restaurant is a result of two lost souls finding each other, and making a commitment to not only each other but to you our guests...neither of us could have done this alone...together we ask you to please share in our happiness.
Our goal here at Tapas 1 is simple... relax, get away from the distractions that are called life. No verbal cell phone usage and no televisions will help you reach that goal. Practice the lost art of conversation. Enjoy friends or loved ones. "Take a breath, take a sip and relax..." we hope you have a fantastic experience with us.
We are a small 35 seat wine bar with very limited seating. We do not take reservations. The largest group we can accommodate is 5 because we have a combination of soft seats and high tops, most of which are at the bar.
Our goal remains the same to give our guests a relaxing evening of conversation and discovery.
Special Events and Catering
Our restaurant is available for private events: business lunches, wine & beer dinners and tastings, receptions, cooking classes and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. Sunday Brunch, for more info check out our Face Book Page.
Due to these events & functions we are closed to outside guests, so please follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates and information or to make your reservations.
Seasonal and Local
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source as many fresh ingredients as possible from local farmers markets and vendors.
White wine, garlic, basil and red chilies. Finished with cream. Crusty bread
House made Crab Cakes with peppers, onions, garlic herbs, cream cheese & panko
Caesar Salad for 2
House made dressing and croutons topped with Pecorino Romano Cheese and pepper
Columbian Salad for 2
Our Version of the 1905 Salad at the Columbia Restaurant with a twist in the dressing
Chorizo, caramelized onions, potatoes, piquillo peppers and garlic aioli.
Danish Blue Cheese, Manchego, Cheese of the day, Olives, Peppers and grapes
Paellas (****Sample Menu****)
our specials change almost daily, larger portion one to two people. PLEASE REFER TO OUR FACE BOOK PAGE
Valencia Paella for 2
Chorizo, chicken, mussels, shrimp, saffron rice and vegetables
Veggie Paella for 2
Saffron rice, squashes, onions, artichokes, and peppers
Dessert *SAMPLE MENU
some samples of desserts offered. Please refer to our Face Book Page
Ricotta Cheese cake
In the tradition of Sicily, a wonderful fresh made cheese cake, hint of orange and spice. Accompanied with a berry compote and mint from our garden as garnish.
Gluten Free Brownie
Chewy rich chocolate brownies stacked with whipped cream
Various flavors, creamy rich textures and house made whipped cream. Various toppings... Toasted Pistachios and fruit
Our version of a classic featuring Spanish Sherry and orange zest
FRESH BREWED...Late night or a kick start...
Espresso, Cappuccino, French Press or Americana
We have Gluten free options | this is a representation of our menu and is subject to seasonal changes and product availability. Be sure to ask us about Catering, Private functions, Monthly Wine Dinners, Wine Tastings & Wine & Jazz! Veterans get a 10% discount with proof of service “Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.” Please consult with a physician before consuming such products.
“Chef Moltzan is a consummate creative. He’s charismatic yet humble; has outrageously sensational food ideas, yet knows how to break it down into a practical method. Most of all, he is passionate about creating great food.
I gravitate toward people like him. They are the ones I admire and want to follow.” — Kathy Grey, Editor, Florida Weekly
Port Charlotte Sun Herald
"Chef Robert Moltzan master of palette and plate, plans a new restaurant in North Port."
-Sue Wade, Columnist, Port Charlotte Sun Herald
Harbor Style Magazine
"If you haven't had a chance to experience the Tapas Culinary experience, head out to Tapas 1 hungry with plenty of time to explore the menu. It's also a great choice after a long, late day at work when a full meal may seem way to much or when you cant decide what you have a taste for..."
-Michael Stampar, Review, Harbor Style
1083 N Toledo Blade Blvd, North Port, Florida 34288, United States located at the Shoppes North Port Ltd