Tag Archives: Restaurants

Barrafina: A Taste of Spain in London

I will never pass up an opportunity to a new Spanish restaurant, especially when overseas. A two-day layover in London on a recent trip to Greece provided me with just such an opportunity. Knowing London has probably the best Spanish food scene outside Spain (due in part to its proximity to Spain, the availability of…
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Spanish Wine Tour 2013

The time has come. Nine months of waiting anxiously my driving trip to two of Spain's premier wine regions: 1) Rioja, and 2) Ribera del Duero (Wine Enthusiast's 2012 Wine Region of the Year). I would love to share with you in advance the amazing winery tours and hotels that are on the agenda, but,…
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Bodega on the Road: Txoko (San Francisco)

To expect to encounter a Basque restaurant in a U.S. city other than New York is tantamount to madness (well, maybe that is a bit over dramatic). A couple of years ago on a visit to San Francisco I happened upon Iluna Basque (closed in December 2010). Also sharing Basque culinary space in the city…
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Bodega On The Road: Canela Bistro Bar (San Francisco)

The more I travel the more impressed I become as to the availability of quality Spain-inspired restaurants around the U.S. The West Coast has been a surprising plethora of such restaurants. A recent long weekend in San Francisco afforded me the opportunity to visit one of the city’s newest restaurants, Canela Bistro Bar, located in…
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From Cataluña to Asturias: Eating Spain in New York City

As is true with those who are obsessed with travel and great food, I take every opportunity to try something new and/or different when away from home. A recent business trip to New York City set the stage for my latest endeavor. I am also certain that it will be no surprise that this trip…
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