I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Delicious and mouthwatering foods from across Iberia covering restaurant reviews, recipes, food and wine pairing, and the history of Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy.

Restaurante Somorrostro

Restaurante SomoRЯostro sits on its own block in the Barceloneta, a Barcelona neighborhood that stretches like a finger between the port and the sea, long inhabited by fishermen and their bars. Named for a colony of Southerners who migrated here in the 1950′s to work in the gas factory, Restaurante SomoRЯostro is its own ethnic haven of both international and local flavors and gastronomic heterogeneity expressed through the skilled hands of three young chefs hailing from Finland, Mexico and Barcelona, and accented by the excellent service provided by our Ecuadorian waiter and the manager, Guillermo, who is from Murcia.

Catavino, Planetavino and Memento Wine Dinner

I’m proud to annouce Catavino’s first wine event! [Restaurante Memento->http://www.restaurantememento.com] is joining with Catavino and [Planetavino->http://www.planetavino.net] wine school to host a wine dinner in English in Madrid. Traditional Spanish Ingrediants done in non-traditional ways paired with little known regions and/or Bodegas from around Spain. The cost is 55 Euros, which […]

Sherry Bar Madrid – La Venencia

La Venencia is a sherry bar located dead center of Madrid, named after a long narrow tool used to sample wines through a small opening in sherry butts (casks). It is also commonly known as a wine thief. The bar is tucked into the side of a narrow street hidden from the busy boisterous streets, which is easy to miss if you don’t exactly know where to look.

Cien Vino’s Tapas Bar

Cien Vinos, or in English – 100 Wines, is located in a neighborhood called La Latina in the center of Madrid – an area for which the tapas fiends frequent often. It is a small, cozy, den of gastronomic decadence that’s a bit hard to find if it weren’t for the bronze plaque outside the front door which tips you off that it isn’t someone’s apartment building. As you step inside the double doors, you’re greeted with warm lighting, hundreds of wines and a friendly atmosphere. What particular element that makes this place so inviting is the way they’ve chosen to display the menu and wine list.

Salón Internacional del Club de Gourmets

Just wanted to mention that next week, I’ll be busy with this year’s edition of [XX Salón Internacional del Club de Gourmets->http://www.gourmets.net/constructor.php?idSeccion=8&idSubSeccion=75&idIdioma=1]. It is an annual gastronomical event in Madrid for the finest producers of specialty gourmet foods and high end wines to “strut their stuff”. Besides the chance to […]