Ancient Spanish-Inspired Tapas at La Vara (01:41)

At La Vara in Brooklyn, Spanish food scholars Alex Raij and Eder Montero use their encyclopedic knowledge to curate a tapas menu inspired by a 700-year stretch of history when it’s largely believed Moors, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony in Spain. CHOW.com Contributing Editor Pervaiz Shallwani filed the following report on July 31, 2012.