Spain’s most diverse and fascinating region, Catalunya, is chiefly familiar to millions of visitors by virtue of its proud capital, Barcelona. Indeed, there probably isn’t anyone who hasn’t heard of Spain’s bustling Mediterranean metropolis, home to Gaudi, Las Ramblas, and an excellent range of hotels, restaurants, and wine bars. Its charms continue to seduce many, […]
Once derided as a gastronomic desert, Spain’s culinary credentials are currently unquestionable, particularly as the Catalan restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, was awarded the title of “Best Restaurant in the World” by Restaurant Magazine in June this year. Indeed, no other European nation has witnessed such a massive gastronomic shake-up as Spain; […]
Best Wine and Pintxos Bars in San Sebastian The Basques, with their famous gastronomical clubs and New Basque cuisine, are rightly considered the most sophisticated and dynamic chefs in Spain. Nowhere is this more plainly evident than in the chic resort of San-Sebastian, where numerous Michelin-starred restaurants have won global acclaim and attract discerning visitors […]
There can be no greater symbol of Valencian gastronomy than paella. Indeed, the phrase “Andar de paella,” or “to go for a paella” is heard frequently at every type of social occasion throughout the region. And why not? – Saint’s days, birthdays, weddings, every occasion justifies bringing out the famously oversized rice pan that gives […]
If anyone wants an example of how a wine-producing nation can completely reinvent itself, they should look to Spain. Once renowned for Rioja, Sherry, and indeed, little else, Spain now boasts a plethora of fashionable regions and modern wineries, sustained by continuing investment from both local entrepreneurs and global visionaries. Moreover, massive investment in regions […]
Madrid, despite being the Capital that never sleeps is surprisingly difficult when it comes to finding top eateries on Sundays and even Mondays. Some quite careful planning is required to avoid being disappointed. As our guests naturally need to dine 7 days a week and are always seeking excellence, we have drawn up this list […]
The Best Sherry’s from Jerez There can be few wine connoisseurs who are totally immune to the Sherry region’s considerable charms – a unique wine style that has been produced for centuries. Indeed, it remains one of the best value fine wines available in the world today – a superlative bottle of Fino will often […]
Which restaurants open in Barcelona on Sundays and Mondays? Sundays and Mondays are traditional closing days in Spain for restaurants, and Barcelona is no exception. It is notoriously hard to find nice places to eat on these days. If you don’t plan it properly, you can end up in terrifyingly bad tourist dives, very disappointed. […]
There can be no finer way to explore the incredibly diverse and captivating Iberian Peninsula than by train. Relax in comfort, take in the scenery, sip Rioja, and wait for the next adventure. For it must be said that Spain’s much-improved rail network is now one of the most efficient and modern in the world […]
Top La Rioja Wines for Collectors Although the renowned Rioja region has increasingly had to fight off competition from the likes of Ribera Del Duero and Priorat, it is still justly considered Spain’s most important and finest producer of premium red wines. Over a decade of serious investment and a transformation of the established winemaking […]
The last fifteen years have seen both connoisseurs and sommeliers go absolutely nuts over the superlative white wines produced in Galicia and Bierzo. Once written off as the land of Rioja, Cava, Sherry, and little else, Spain continues to forge a mighty reputation for the quality of its whites from North-West Spain, particularly Albarino from […]
The pace with which Spain has revolutionized its culinary landscape is one of the most dramatic cultural changes to have occurred in the country in recent times. Once regarded as something of an insignificant player in the gastronomic arena, Spain is now bursting with exciting new venues, dynamic raw talent, and more than a few […]
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