Saturday, September 25, 2010


Bocadillo de Calamares ( Fried Calamari Sandwich)

More good eats around Madrid for your viewing pleasure.

Chocolate con Churros, San Ginés Cafe

Simply, Seriously the best Chocolate con Churros in the whole of Spain.

Horchata (Tiger Nut Milk)

Jamón Museum

Roast Lamb
 Botin, World's Oldest Restaurant

This will go down as the most memorable meal of my life, dining at the world oldest restaurant, Botin. Unlike El Bulli, where you can never get a table despite 2 years of relentless attempts, scoring a meal at this legendary joint requires no more than an early appearance before the rest of the city turns up for lunch.

And the food was superb! First time I was there I had the famous roast pig, so huge a serving with the crackling so crispy and meat so juicy and succulent unlike any I've ever had. So good in fact, like a lovelorn gal I went back a 2nd time, this time to try their other signature roast dish, lamb. Also roasted to perfection and served in the biggest portion possible, it'll set you up for the day real good.

Partridge & White Bean Soup

Saturday, September 18, 2010

San Sebastián: More Than Just Tapas

Juantxo Taberna

Walk along any street in San Sebastián and you're bound to run into a good eatery; they serve nothing but the best in this little seaside town, so rest assured you'll never be in want of a good feed. Case in point, Juantxo Taberna, serving nothing but the best Spanish omelet with the freshest local ingredients.

Tortilla Española
Juantxo Taberna Tapas Bar,San Sebastián

 Raven Haired Proprietor

Saturday, September 11, 2010

San Sebastián: Tapas

 Rabo de Toro  (Oxtail Stew)

Spain is best known for her tapas, and nowhere is this Spanish institution better made and enjoyed than in the Basque city of San Sebastián, a 5 1/2 hour train ride from Barcelona.And let me assure you, it's a trip well worth taking. After a week of relentless pickpockets taking the joy out of my Barcelona stay, not to mention the scorching summer heat, to be in the picturesque, mountainous and relaxing San Sebastián is welcome detour indeed.

Tortilla Española Bocadillo

Andalusian Pescadito Frito (Tiny Fish Fritters)
Txangurro Relleno (Spider Crab)

Morcilla (Blood Sausage) & Bacalao in Piquillo Peppers Fritter
Cod Roe & Vinegared Fish Roll

Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician Octopus) & Bacalao Fritter
Cocido Extremeño (Rich Calf Stew)

Foie gras for only Eur 2.50 (!) & Bacalao (salted cod) in creamy hollandaise sauce

Bacalao (salted cod) stew with Jamón (Spanish ham) hanging by the bar window
Cream Catalan and Txangurro Relleno (Spider Crab) Sandwich

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Mercat de la Boqueria

When in Barcelona, the one place any self respecting foodie must visit is the Mercat de la Boqueria, one of Europe's most famous markets. And rightfully so, the immense array of fresh and dried produce in their vibrant best is a ridiculously mind-boggling sight to behold.

A word of caution though, to foodies and non foodies alike, watch out for the wretched pickpockets and con men hunting for their next prey along La Ramblas. Hold on tight to your purses and steer clear of any and everyone, and I mean everyone. Coz shopping in Mercat de la Boqueria ain't much fun when you've got no Euros on ya.

Fresh (Mostly Alive!) Seafood
Mercat de la Boqueria

Tapas Bar
Mercat de la Boqueria

Squid Ink Paella
Can Ros 1911

Vibrant Saffron Oils - Yum!