Not that we need an excuse to enjoy a glass of wine, but free tapas makes a pretty good one.

We love Western Canada, but there’s a lot of things Europeans do right. Five-week vacations; butter on everything; subsidized child care; mid-day naps. In San Sebastian, Spain, they’ve even one-upped happy hour: tapas are served up at taverns across the town, free of charge to the customers who gather there throughout the day to share drinks and conversation.At home, you can replicate the experience to an extent—whip up this tomato tapenade recipe from Salt Tasting Room sous chef Jordan Caverly next time you have friends over for a glass of wine.tomatoOr, you could outsource the Spanish tradition this fall in Vancouver at Salt. The tasting room is collaborating with Bosa Foods to serve up complimentary tapas from Bosa’s new line of imported Spanish goodies—think bone-in serrano ham, marinated calamari, olives, anchovies, and manchego cheeses—alongside tasting flight orders. Enjoy this Euro-chic happy hour September 8 through October 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.Salt Tasting Plate