Because when the opportunity comes to return to a magical place like the terrace of Asador Etxebarri, I jump… Continue reading
Standing and eating can be a good thing.
You know you’re at home in País Vasco when the owner shuts down for the night, but invites you inside anyway for jamón y txakolí… Continue reading
The weekend after Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía in Alicante, we had our own food and hospitality festival in Donosti formally known as San Sebastián Gastronomika. It’s much better marketed and organized than the event in Alicante. It’s no shocker that entrances to the presentations given by renowned, international chefs are over 100 euros. I spent most of my time chasing around my favorite Donostians (yes Gabriella, you’re officially one in my book):
There’s no better time of year to get to know the right [international] people (chefs, photographers, and journalists alike) and to listen to some of the most influential people today in food and wine. What a beautiful opportunity to gain perspective into what other masterminds are doing around the world.
Stay [very] tuned.
As promised, the saga continues…
Ten months ago I was packing my bags with knives, chocolates and ambitions, eager to embark on the journey of a lifetime in northern Spain. Not knowing what to expect, I hoped for the best and prepared for the worst.