Last year, I was a guide for Butterfield and Robinson taking Americans and Canadians on bicycle trips throughout Catalunya. What just so happened to be my last trip for Butterfield ended in a side contract with a family to help them organize their living arrangements in Spain throughout the summer […]
Delicious and mouthwatering foods from across Iberia covering restaurant reviews, recipes, food and wine pairing, and the history of Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy.
We’ve lived in Terrassa, Spain for almost year now and on the rare occasion do we actually make the effort to go to Barcelona. It’s not that we don’t have an interest, because who wouldn’t want to experience the magic and mystery of the winding medieval streets and small boutique […]
This past Saturday, in honor of “Open That Bottle Night“, Ryan and I sat down to a candle lit dinner to pair with our special bottles. We feasted on braised short ribs on a bed of polenta covered in a sauce made of a large handful of various dried mushrooms, […]
I love the Superbowl! Mind you, it’s not football I love, but rather the Superbowl. I could care less about sitting down every Sunday to yet another game of football, but I really miss the year end Superbowl party that in the past I either hosted or was invited to. […]
Now comes the second culinary article in a very short period of time. It seems that after my last post on the dinner I made for Gabriella, my hunger wasn’t satisfied! So I got up early this morning and walked down to our local market. Not the SUPERmarket mind you, […]
People love Spanish food! I hear it all the time from people who either have visited me or want to visit. “I love that Pai-lela! Ohhh give me some Tor-tila!” People love it regardless of whether or not they can pronounce it. I generally do too for that matter. But […]
Restaurante SomoRÃÂ¯ostro 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 SomoRÃÂ¯ostro 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.
This week’s challenge for the 23rd Wine Blog Wednesday was hosted by Joel from Vivi’s Wine Journal who chose the theme: find wines that paired well with Barbecue. Now, as much as Ryan and I adore this theme, we feel a bit frustrated because “grilling” is not an easy task […]
I’m proud to annouce Catavino’s first wine event! Restaurante Memento is joining with Catavino and Planetavino 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 includes a […]
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.