Today, for this month’s WBW, hosted by El Jefe of El Bloggo Torcido, Gabriella and I decided to invite all of our friends here in Iberia to offer their contribution to the topic of breakfast and wine. In Spain, at least a glass of wine is pretty traditional for breakfast. […]
I sometimes like to believe that my father is a master pyromaniac in the most docile sense of the word. The week before Independence Day, my brother and I would pile into the back of my father’s car and go for an hour and half car ride north to Wisconsin, […]
Officially, we are melting into the Catalunyan soil. Temperatures have risen up to 94 degrees F, which may not be that hot many of you suffering in 100+ degree temperatures, but after 2 months of rain and chilly temperatures, this seems like a sauna to us poor folk. Yet, despite […]
Tucked away in the quiet maze of historical streets between the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace in Madrid is a fun inventive restaurant that I love to visit for special occasions and entertaining visiting friends. With climatized glass wine case and warm brick walls Taberneros is a harmonious mix […]
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.