Madrid's streets are crowded with restaurants and bars offering delicious Spanish specialties at every turn. It can be hard to resist the menus del día and tempting tapas, but if you're here for the long haul, at some point you'll need to stock your own kitchen and start eating … [Read more...]
I believe that food and travel go hand in hand and I love sharing my gastronomic experiences with other likeminded travelers. Here you'll find information about food tours, restaurants and wineries all around the world. Check out my city specific 'Gastro Guides' and also my picks for 'Best Bites' in the delicious destinations I've visited.
Today Melissa takes on a controversial topic- the best tapas bars in Madrid! While my list might be different, I agree that all the places here are well worth a visit. In a city like Madrid the options are endless, so stay tuned for a part two one day! Tapas are one of … [Read more...]
I'm still surprised when I visit a "Spanish" restaurant in the US and see so few authentic Spanish dishes on the menu. I'm a huge fan of fusion and adaptations-- but I often doubt the chef knows what the original version is supposed to taste like! The beauty of traditional … [Read more...]
Note: This post was originally published on Vaya Madrid which, unfortunately, shut down in 2016. “I don’t like olives.” It’s a phrase I hear spoken often, whether it be from friends coming for a quick visit or patrons on one of my food tours through the markets of Madrid. I … [Read more...]
March is a month of transitions in Spain. The almond trees start blooming, yet chilling winds still rip through most of the peninsula. The hearty vegetables of winter are starting to disappear but the bright fruits of spring are only just starting to bud. … [Read more...]