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Run by two of the countries leading flamenco artists, Richard and Johnny Tedesco, Kanela Flamenco Bar is a unique place for the brothers to showcase their talents while serving mouth-watering traditional tapas and Spanish cuisine. Situated on Fitzroy's Johnston Street, Kanela offers nightly performances and houses a performing arts studio upstairs, where the flamenco dancers of the future are mastering their craft. Choose to sit at the bar sipping Spanish beer and sangria while munching on tapas offerings, or in the restaurant where the dim lights cast a warm red glow in anticipation of the performance about to commence.
The specialty at Kanela is tapas: small Spanish savoury dishes which offer a flexible way of dining and ideal for sharing. Alternatively opt for their equally popular paella: a traditional Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken and seafood which is cooked slowly in a large shallow cast iron pan. Once again the idea is to share this dish, ideally with up to six friends. Whatever you choose to dine on, Kanela's Spanish chefs strive to use the freshest of ingredients available. Kanela offers a wide range of Spanish wines and beers along with a selection of cocktails and my drink of choice: sangria.