Don’t forget to cross your T’s and cross your X’s. I’m talking Txakolí.
As a supplement to my recent Best Eats of 2011, I figured I’d include an ode to delicious libations. Equally important as flavor progression, texture, and seasoning in savory and sweet is what you are guzzling all the while.
2011 was a very special year for me in food, drink and travel. I spent the year working at Restaurante Martín Berasategui in northern Spain so naturally, I have many fond memories of the feasting I did in and around Spain. Grab a snack and enjoy the next few mouth-watering posts as my belly remembers 2011:
goat’s butter, toast, charcoal from the grill
Asador Etxebarri | Atxondo, Spain
Life is best enjoyed in the company of good friends, family and food.
I’d been looking forward to SS Gastronómika for years…
and for good reason.
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.