At the restaurant El Portalon, founded in the 15th century as a staging post in the historic district of Vitoria-Gasteiz, I experienced the beauty of sharing food at a Basque table. They were simple presentations, sometimes of only one ingredient adorned with olive oil and salt. Each was at the […]
Chef Ignacio Echapresto and his sommelier brother, Carlos Echapresto opened Venta Moncalvillo restaurant 25 years ago in their home town of Daroca de Rioja. The rustic farmhouse was renovated to accommodate the first-class kitchen and has a fantastic selection of wines in its cellar of over 600 labels and over […]
I just returned from a culinary and wine assignment in The Basque Country and La Rioja, Spain. First stop, two pintxo (Tapas) bars in Bilbao; El Globo and La Viña de Ensanche. Pintxos are exquisite little flavor bombs. Wash them down with a glass of funky Basque sidra or the […]
Here is a LINK to my new story on Asturias, Spain. I was lucky to travel when I did before the recent surge of COVID. What an amazing and tasty place. Post Production Services
Free tapas with every drink is still the norm at some restaurants in Castilla y Leon, Spain . Had a great time at Restaurante Ezequiel in Leon. On the plate is Jamon,chorizo,salchichon and cecina; an air dried cured beef. A specialty of the region.
The view from Hotel Son Moll Sentits in Cala Rajada, Mallorca.
Churros in Castilla Y Leon, Spain. Simple, beautiful, incredibly delicious.
Hot air ballooning over Segovia Spain with @siempreenlasnubes . Totally cool. Tradition demands a glass of champagne after the flight. Highly recommended.
The famous wooden trains of Soller pass through a crowded town in Mallorca, Spain. For more info on Traveling to Mallorca, check out Spain.info
The Roman gold mines at Medulas. Absolutely spectacular.
The best Gin and Tonic in the world. I just got home at 3:00 am this morning from a fantastic trip to the Castile and León region of northwestern Spain. I toured countless castles, cathedrals, and palaces, but none of them came close to the divine splendor of the Spanish […]
Cándido López, the third generation to continue the tradition of cutting their amazing roast suckling pigs with a ceramic plate at Mesón de Cándido in Segovia, Spain. The pigs are only 21 days old, roasted to perfection with crispy skin and fall off the bone sumptuous juicy meat. After breaking […]
The plaza del Coso with Peñafiel Castle rising in the background was the scene of this fantastic harvest festival deep in the heart of wine country in the Ribera del Duro region of Castile y Leon Spain. There were dancing and copious amounts of local red wine. Platters of homemade […]
Check out my recent article on Mallorca at Gonomad.com
Spain is one my favorite food destinations. This is a shot of all things pork at the La Ribera market in Bilbao. The three little pigs
Extremadura Spain. A portrait of a Spainish shepherd. I love Extremadura, Often over looked by travelers, this region on the boarder with Portugal has spectacular landscapes, amazing food, and some of the most well preserved Roman ruins in the world. For more info on travel to Spain and Extremadua […]
An image from my story “Tenerife’s Wild Carnival“. “Historically, Carnival is the last chance to party for Catholics before 40 days of Lent, a time of penance, sacrifice, and reflection. There will be no abstinence tonight and much to atone for……” Come on, you have to go to this party. […]
Check out my new story from Extremadura Spain on Gonomad https://www.gonomad.com/95815-extremadura-spain-trujillos-conquistadors-plasencia
Check out my new story on Extremadura Spain featured on Gonomad.com “Savoring the Tastes“
The city of Trujillo in Extremadura , Spain, feels unchanged by the passage of time. The home of the conquistadors who changed the world in the 16th century, It is a must see destination if you are in Extremadura.
Boy and bronze mask, Teatro Guimera, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, spain, canary islands.
The Paradores of Spain and the route of Don Quixote offer travelers a unique opportunity to follow in the foot steps of Miguel de Cervantes famous character from his novel, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Widely considered one of the worlds greatest works of fiction, the landscapes […]
This is a pile of freshly picked Saffron from Consuegra, Spain. Many feel that is the best in the world. To learn more about Spanish Saffron, follow this link to Oro de Consuegra .
Two girls escape from church in Alcalá de Henares Spain.
Alcalá de Henares is the birthplace of Miguel de Cervates, the author of the famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha. It is also known for it’s population of white storks, like the one nesting on a roof top behind this statue of Cervantes. Just 35 km from Madrid, Alcalá […]
Valencia is a beautiful city to visit any time of the year, but for the next month, building up to a crescendo during march 15h -19th, one of the great festivals on the planet is about to explode once again. The Las Fallas festival has its origin as a […]
A woman hangs her laundry to dry in the morning sunlight in the historic walled city of Cuenca, Spain.
The small town of El Toboso located in the Province of Toledo in central Spain, is where the character Dulcinea, the woman whom Don Quixtoe loved in Miguel Cervantes famous book. Although a work of fiction, the places in the book are real, and still hold a sense of magic […]
The Windmills of Spain in La Mancha, on the route of Don Quixote.
Skateboarders come out at dusk in the Plaza De Cervantes, Alcala’ de Henares Spain.