Europe

Traditional vegetarian options in European walking destinations

November 28, 2019 Jack 0

When travelling we occasionally get tired of traditional cuisine in some destinations. This happens when restaurant menus vary little from one to another and mostly involve meat, meat, or meat. When this happens, we are on alert for any local dishes which don’t involve a slab of dead animal. […]

Europe

What is the couvert in Portugal?

July 29, 2019 Jack 0

The first time we encountered a couvert was in Porto when it a waiter brought a tray of small dishes to our table. We weren’t sure if they were a complimentary amuse-bouche or we’d have to pay. […]

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? […]