Tapas are for the young and trendy. That's why El Mío Cíd at 50 Starr St. added them to the menu – to draw customers to Ecuadorian immigrant Julio Hugo's restaurant, which serves up the cuisine of Spain.
But if you want to show you know your way around a Spanish menu, order the crema catalana for dessert.
This custard from Catalonia is like French crème brulée – except crema catalana is spiced with citrus peel and cinnamon and is set by chilling it. To thrill it up a bit, the waiter at El Mío Cíd sets the crema catalana aflame before serving it. It's muy linda.