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

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