Posts Tagged with "Spain"

Drink the Carpe Diem Cava in the Penedes Region of Spain

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Drink the Carpe Diem Cava in the Penedes Region of Spain

Carpe Diem. Seize the day. This is a term that I try to live my life by and is one of the main reasons I was traveling all the way to the Penedes region of Spain to taste many of the 50 Great Cavas ranked by Wine Pleasures. So, it was beyond appropriate that when we arrived at MasTinell […]

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Make (& Eat) Pan Con Tomate in Spain

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Make (& Eat) Pan Con Tomate in Spain

I don’t like raw tomatoes. Really. I may be the only Italian restaurateur who will actually pick out every slice of raw tomato in my antipasto or caprese salad. How dare you put those in there letting them infect the rest of the edible goodies. But, Spanish Pan Con Tomate is the exception to the rule. There is always an exception, […]

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Explore the Depths of a Cava Cave in Spain

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Explore the Depths of a Cava Cave in Spain

Ahhh. The Cava caves of Spain; dark narrow tunnels, steep spiral staircases, a labyrinth that would challenge anyone’s sense of direction and filled to the stone ceiling with a winemakers dream. Even as gorgeous as the wine caves of my home in Northern California are, they didn’t quite compare to exploring the seemingly endless, channels of […]

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Upcoming Bucket List Adventures: Spain, France & Galapagos

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Upcoming Bucket List Adventures: Spain, France & Galapagos

This year has already been incredibly busy with my Bucket List Journey having taken me to a whopping five continents in the past eight months. There has been travels to Thailand, Hong Kong, Chile, Argentina, Tokyo, Palau, London, Kentucky, Toronto, Africa, Idaho, Louisiana and, not to mention, some major bucket list checks in my very own home of Sonoma County. Oh my. But, it’s not […]

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Have a Bucket List Worthy Afternoon in Sitges, Spain

Monday, February 11, 2013

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Have a Bucket List Worthy Afternoon in Sitges, Spain

After hearing numerous favorable things about Sitges, Spain we decided to breakaway from all of the zorbing, flamenco dancing and segwaying the streets of Barcelona to spend a half day in this neighboring town. The quaint town of Sitges is a seaside city, on the Catalan coast, filled with character, charm and bucket list worthy adventures. It is […]

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Bucket List of 10 Spanish Pintxos (Pinchos) to Eat

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Bucket List of 10 Spanish Pintxos (Pinchos) to Eat

My first pintxos experience in Spain yielded nine toothpicks, though throughout my travels I have racked up quite a few dozen more. Here are the ones worthy of a spot on your bucket list.  Pintxos (or pinchos) are small snacks typically served in Spanish bars, particularly popular in Basque country. These finger foods have an array of […]

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Nosh on a Bikini in Barcelona. Not What You Think.

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Nosh on a Bikini in Barcelona. Not What You Think.

While traipsing through Barcelona’s L’Eixample district we passed a place with a line of people out the door and about half a block long. This rubbernecker was way too nosey curious to just walk by without seeing what the hoopla was about. All the rage was a Spanish tapas restaurant. Apparently, judging by the crowd, this one was pretty damn good. And they sold […]

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Eat The Best Tapa in Barcelona, Spain

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Eat The Best Tapa in Barcelona, Spain

After eating pintxos in Sitges, I swore that it was possible to survive solely on these toothpicked Spanish specialties. But, then I ventured into the other tapas world. And I learned that my love for the other type of tapas may be just as deep as the one for pintxos. Possibly deeper. What's not to love? The smaller sharing plates of Spanish […]

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A Silent Photographic View of Barcelona Street Art

Monday, October 15, 2012

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A Silent Photographic View of Barcelona Street Art

I don't have much to say today. Really. It does happen sometimes. Let's just say I have blogging laryngitis. So, this is going to be a silent photographic post of Barcelona Street Art. I am not going to utter anything…except that these are some examples of ultra-cool street art in Barcelona and that this type of creativity is part […]

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Eat Pizza by the Pound & Stalk Cats in Sitges, Spain

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Eat Pizza by the Pound & Stalk Cats in Sitges, Spain

Sitges is a charming beach town in Spain, just a forty minute train ride from Barcelona. It is also the same place where fish nibbled on my feet and my first pintxos experience was had. Apparently lots of cool stuff happens in this city. To further support my case, Sitges sells pizza by the pound. Not by the slice. By the POUND. Genius. […]

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