Fabada Asturiana

When in Asturias, one must have a bowl of the delicious and filling Fabada Asturiana. Check out the photo below:

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Checkout that blood sausage, bacon, beans, and more. All in one dish. When cooked properly, it’s a nearly all-day affair to steep all those elements into an excellent broth with the right flavor. I’ve had this many times in Spain. Always excellent.

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Tapas and Pinxtos in San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian, Spain is one of the best places to enjoy the tapas or pinxtos adventures of the consummate foodie. Here’s a look at just a few of the delicious items to be had.

IMG_0137In the heart of the “old town” you’ll find several streets loaded with restaurants and bars serving everything from high-end creations to regular favorites like these below.

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The best part about the scene is that you can sample all these delights for relatively affordable prices as well as have a nice stroll and chat as you do. Something I enjoy most about Spain.DSC_2555┬áTake your time. Don’t forget the wine! Experience it all.

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Tasting Wine, Haro, Spain

Haro, Spain hosts numerous bodegas at the edge of town. This is a sort of wine capital for the La Rioja region.

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You’ll find famous wine makers and also smaller brands here. In the station district you can park and walk between several. Below is a tasting sample from Bodegas Roda.

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And take a look at the cellar at Roda:

DSC_2451.JPGI’ll post some more about tasting wine in Haro soon. Cheers!

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La Mallorquina, Madrid (2014)

La Mallorquina located on the Puerta del Sol in the heart of Madrid is a pastry shop you don’t want to miss.

La Mallorquina, Madrid, Spain.

La Mallorquina, Madrid, Spain.

They’ve been around for more than 100 years and for good reason. All the great things inside will delight your taste buds. I’ve been here many, many times. I’ve taken pastry to parties, back to my hotel, and given them as gifts to friends. Worth every euro. They’re old school here, boxing your selections in these handsome containers:

Pastry box from La Mallorquina, Madrid.

Pastry box from La Mallorquina, Madrid.

To find out what’s inside, you’ll have to visit yourself! Sorry, but it’s worth the trip. Enjoy every meal, and dessert, too!

Published in: on August 3, 2014 at 11:33 am  Comments (1)  
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