PRSA After Hours Meetup Goes Castilian March 29th at La Roca Tapas in Arlington Heights

Get out of the office and away from that computer! Our dining drama continues – PRSA Surburban Chicago is heading to Arlington Heights to check out the latest addition to the city’s dining scene, and we’re inviting our Chicago chapter colleagues to join us on our foodie adventures. PRSASCC’s PR After Hours is a series of casual meetups for PR professionals held periodically at different restaurants throughout the summer, and has evolved into an opportunity to try different cuisines in the oft overlooked suburban dining scene. In March, we’re checking out Castilian dining, at La Roca Tapas in Arlington Heights.

According to legend, the tapas cuisine began when King Alfonso X of Castile (Spain) recovered from an illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals. After regaining his health, the king ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or “tapa.”

It’s also said the original tapas were the slices of bread or meat which sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry.

Either way, tapas dining is a the perfect way to meet friends and colleagues – so come join us for our first PR After Hours of the year Thursday, March 29th, at La Roca Tapas, 6 S. Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL. We start at 5:30 pm, and wrap up at 9 pm, for the tastes of Spain!

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