Tag Archive: gourmet travel

Apr 05

Weekend in Perpignan

After a few days in Perpignan it quickly became one of our favourite French cities. Here’s our guide as to how to make the most of a weekend in Perpignan. GETTING YOUR BEARINGS Our bus (one euro) from Ceret to the regional capital Perpignan dropped us at Gare Routière, closer to the centre ville (town …

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Apr 05

Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

“Walk, just walk,” was the advice we received from Carl, the owner of our petite weekend pad in Perpignan, when we asked him what we should do. “Oh, and eat and drink…” And so began a long weekend of food, wine, walking and conversation in Perpignan, one of Southern France’s liveliest cities. We had escaped …

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Apr 01

To Market To Market – in Barcelona

Strolling through local markets on our travels is as much a form of sightseeing as it is a shopping trip or another chance to eat out. Especially in Barcelona, where the markets are so wonderful. Taking in the dazzling displays of freshly-caught seafood and fish, gills scarlet and scales glistening, the kaleidoscope of colours that …

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Mar 31

Eating Out in Barcelona: Contemporary Catalan Cuisine

The contemporary Catalan cuisine scene in Barcelona makes the city one of the best food destinations in the world. The dishes coming out of Barcelona’s kitchens are often wildly creative, yet utilise locally sourced ingredients with a nod to dishes of the past, reinterpreted with finer attention to detail, creativity, presentation, and contemporary cooking techniques. …

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Mar 29

The Dish: Afternoon Chocolate Delight

With Jordi Artal, Catalan-Canadian chef of Cinc Sentits (Five Senses), Barcelona. One of our most memorable dining experiences last year was a degustation meal at Cinc Sentits, the restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Jordi Artal, a Catalan-Canadian chef residing in Barcelona. Not only is Jordi one of Spain finest culinary talents, he has achieved success without …

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