Believe us, if we could bottle it, then we would offer you lots and lots of lovely Spanish sunshine as a Big Deal.
Instead, we have the next best thing – a fantastic Big Deal on a tapas meal with wine at the sunny Barioja bar.
The funky, little sister of Igg’s, Barioja is a cool Spanish bar on Jeffrey Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Run by Iggy Campos, it’s the real deal when it comes to Spanish food.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to share five tapas from the a la carte menu at Barioja along with a glass of wine each.
You could use it for shopping trip lunch, evening meal or simply as a rather more enjoyable alternative to lunch at your desk.
With vouchers valid until the end of March, this offer would also make a fine stocking filler.
Using a mix of top quality local produce and imported Spanish ingredients, Barioja serves authentic Spanish tapas.
With today’s offer, two people can share five tapas from the a la carte menu and enjoy a glass of wine each at Barioja.
The a la carte menu offers plenty of choice for tapas lovers.
From cod and smoked haddock fritters to king prawns in Cruzcampo beer batter and aioli, Barioja has a brilliant range of fish tapas.
The meat tapas are just as enticing. As well as simple dishes such as the Iberian ham and Catalan bread, the menu offers casseroles made with beef shin; chorizo sausages with peppers and carrillada – braised pig cheeks with root vegetables and a Pedro Ximenez sherry sauce.
Naturally, vegetarians are well looked after with a selection which includes patatas bravas; padron peppers and smoked sea salt; vegetable terrine and piquillo con queso de cabra – grilled stuffed piquillo peppers with goats cheese, toasted pine nuts and romesco sauce.
This 5pm writer has had many a good night in Barioja with friends. It is a buzzy place and the tapas are a cut above those in some other tapas joints.
Remember, with vouchers valid until the end of March, this offer would make a welcome Christmas present. A fun night out with top tapas can take the chill off a frosty January.