Food Tours Barcelona: Review of Evolution of Catalan Gastronomy Tour

Barcelona as a food destination consistently draws curious crowds, lured by the Mediterranean traditional fare and avant-garde Catalan cuisine. So if you’re visiting Barcelona,  joining a food tour the day you arrive can set the tone for your whole trip.  Food Tours Barcelona, a recent addition to the Barcelona foodie scene, has thrown their hat…

What to eat in Madrid: A Food Guide for First-Time Visitors

From its dark, rustic taverns to the new wave of creative dessert joints, Madrid has an exciting foodscape of Mediterranean flavors and beyond. If you’re a first-time visitor, you’re about learn what to eat in Madrid from an expert guest blogger… Enter Madrid resident and Spain blogger, Perri from Seeking the Spanish Sun! Perri is from Kent,…

LeccaBaffi, Mustache-Lickin’ Good Italian Food

Delicious Italian food in Barcelona? Oh, yes. I had the pleasure of sharing some Mediterranean carbs with a few lovely ladies / Barcelona food bloggers at LeccaBaffi, a new Italian deli and shop in Eixample. The wonderful Sara Larsson of Appetite and Other Stories invited me for this delicious tasting. I knew about meeting up here…

BonAppetour Experience: Dining with Catalan locals + friends

“We’re all virgins here!”, says Teresa, our host and chef debonaire. My friend, Ben from Driftwood Journals, invited me to join this “dine with locals” food experience with BonAppetour. Yes, it was my first time to dine with a local chef in their home. And, no, it didn’t hurt one bit. Because God knows I…

Eating at Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s Former Hangout

“Umm. I’d to like paint some of my art for your walls. I like chillin’ here with my artist buddies, it’s fun, ” a 17-year-old Pablo Picasso says to Pere Romeu, the owner of Els Quatre Gats. “Sure. Maybe this place will be famous one day. And you’ll be famous too. Hahahaha!” That’s what I imagine Picasso said…

Ideal, a family-friendly cafe restaurant in Poblenou

Post updated February 17, 2018. Brrr! We finally have cold weather after a questionably warm December. You know me, I love the sun, but when you’re just wearing a light sweater in mid-December in Barcelona, I get a little worried. Now who says global warming is false?? It’s so cold that sometimes that I get…