Welcome to the Silk Elephant, Thai Tapas and Wine Bar. Is it just me, or has the word “Tapas” become the most over-used word in the culinary world these days? For those of you that aren’t familiar with the word, let me explain. “Tapas” is a small dish of something edible. The word originated in Spain, but has found its way into almost every type of ethnic cuisine. You can have Japanese Tapas, Moroccan Tapas, and even Italian Tapas. But I’m getting off point again, back to The Silk Elephant.