Asturias

An Afternoon of Art, Eating & Tradition in Santa Pau

November 11, 2011 Jack 4

I’m captivated by Santa Pau before I set foot on it’s ancient cobbles. The village rises above the green countryside, teasing the eye with promise; the solid stone walls of its houses, church and tower look as though they have been steeped in centuries of history and tradition […]

Asturias

The Curious Tale of San Pedro’s Fish

August 31, 2011 Jack 0

Two things strike you when see the pez de San Pedro in fish markets in Costa Brava. The first is that as fish go, he’s a real loser in the looks department. This is one ugly fish… […]

Costa Brava

El Bulli Restaurant, In Ferran We Trust

July 31, 2011 Jack 4

Ferran Adriá approaches the chef in front of me. He inserts the tip of a pair of tweezers into what looks like a miniature uncooked egg with a pea instead of yolk. He tastes it, says something to the chef and smiles. I feel relieved on the chef’s behalf. […]

Costa Brava

Shot In Cold Blood, Palamós’ Inspirational Hotel

June 17, 2011 Jack 0

This is a photograph of a couple of old guys preparing to embark on a fishing trip from the harbour of a Spanish seaside resort right? No…wrong, this is actually a picture of a hotel which should have the imagination of avid readers well and truly captured. […]

Costa Brava

El Celler de Can Roca, a Travesty of Gastronomic Proportions

June 11, 2011 Andy 4

It’s been bothering me ever since the phrase ‘El Celler de Can Roca has been voted the world’s second best restaurant in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011’ first reached my ears across the twittersphere. I mean, who in their right mind wants to be known as the second best anything? […]

Costa Brava

Drinking Estrella Damm at El Bulli

June 4, 2011 Jack 0

This wonderful video for Estrella Damm, set in and around El Bulli in Costa Brava, just makes me grin from ear to ear. It was a real treat of a surprise to see lots of the places we’d visited whilst we were there. […]