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TOP TIPS: How To Eat Your Way Around Valencia

written by Guest Blogger | 18th April 2016

Editor’s Note: Travel writer and fanatical foodie Jaillan Yehia explores Valencia on foot looking for the best tasty treats you can put in your mouth, whatever your mood. Here are her picks … Having fallen in love with Valencia on a previous visit, I already knew the culinary scene would be the highlight of any return trip to Spain’s third...

Friday Feature Photo: The Card Sharks of Madrid

written by Gabriella Opaz | 11th March 2016

Photographer: Adam Jason Moore Capture Date: June 12, 2013 Location: Madrid, Spain About: Despite their slow methodical approach, and deep-inset wrinkles, you won’t find more sly or wily players on this side of the Peninsula. Card games have long been enjoyed as a Spanish past time, and will often consist of: Loba, Botifarra, Chinchon, and the ever-so-popular, Mus. If you’ve never played, simply gift...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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Michelin Chef Elevates Valencian Cuisine to New Heights

written by Duncan Rhodes | 23rd February 2016

What would any food lover in Valencia enjoy more than a visit to the city’s Central Market – an 8,160 km2 art nouveau-styled space of gastro-commerce that houses 400 independent food vendors selling everything from the regionally grown chufas (tiger nuts), employed to make the delicious horchata drink, to baskets of snails, saffron and garrafo beans used to fry...

Friday Feature Photo: The Secret Waterways of Galicia

written by Gabriella Opaz | 12th February 2016

Photographer: José Antonio Cartelle Capture Date: April 2, 2014 Location: Neda, Galicia, Spain About: Galicia is known as the land of the thousand rivers, many of which flow down from the mountain ranges of Os Ancares, O Courel and Pena Trevinca. As for the River Miño, it crosses Galicia from the northeast to the southwest placidly flowing down to the Portuguese border. If you’re...

The Best Places to Eat Calçots in Barcelona

written by Sam Zucker | 26th January 2016

In the Catalan countryside surrounding Barcelona, young, sweet onions break ground in mid-winter, growing tall and pale in the rich Mediterranean soil packed around their roots. The fertile earth guards the tender white shoots from the sun, leaving them delicate, delicious, and ready for grilling. Calçots—as these indigenous winter onions are known in the Catalan language—are one of the...

Happy New Year from Catavino Tours!

written by Gabriella Opaz | 1st January 2016

2015 was an amazing year for us! It was our first full year offering custom tours throughout Portugal and Spain! Having lived on the Iberian Peninsula for over a decade, it has been an incredible feeling to share our favorite back alley cafes, isolated beaches, sunset drenched vineyards, and of course, mountains of insanely delicious foods with new friends from around the world! Why not put Spain or Portugal on...
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