Our first experience with salt cod was in a little French restaurant in Virginia. The cod was mixed into a creamy brandade, a rich dip that we recreated over and over for anyone willing to eat at our house. Finding good salt cod in grocery stores in the […]
November 5, 2017: It’s been nearly a year since we first published this post in December 2016. We’ve eaten a lot of tapas since then. Some of our favorites tapas bars have closed and we’ve discovered new ones to take their place. It’s time to update, reorganize, and […]
We were excited to show off our new city of Valencia to our first visitor from home. Casa Montana is one of the oldest taverns in Valencia. Located in the old fisherman’s quarter of El Cabanyal, Casa Montana offers a traditional Spanish experience of tapas and wine.
You might not think of going to the market when you want to relax, hang out with friends, or have a nice meal, but the Mercado Colon is not your typical market. The Mercado Colon (Market of Columbus) in the Ensanche district of Valencia Spain is more of […]
Few things are more important to Spanish cuisine and culture than jamón ibérico, the celebrated ham made from Black Iberian pigs. Spanish ham is considered to be the best in the world. Massive legs of jamón hang from ceilings in restaurants and markets all over the country. I […]
Call us crazy, but we actually enjoy having an overnight layover in Madrid. Not only do we avoid the stress of having to make a connection with our sleepy heads, but we get the chance to spend a day exploring the city before moving on to our next […]
When in Valencia, you must eat paella. If you are able to eat that paella at a restaurant on the beach, it would be even better. The national dish of Spain, paella originated in the Valencia region and it is everywhere here. We went in search of the best paella in Valencia.