When in Spain, we like to drink Spanish beer. To keep things even more local, we like to drink Valencian beer in Valencia. Nowadays, we can find any number of locally brewed craft beers such as Tyris, La Socarrada, or Antiga Artesana. But long before that, Turia Märzen […]
The seaside town of Dénia sits on a piece of Spain’s Costa Blanca jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea just over 100 km south of Valencia. It may be a charming beach resort, but perhaps the best reason to visit Dénia is for the food. The tagline on Dénia’s tourism […]
Not like prehistoric cavemen. We were more like “wine-cavemen,” sitting underground feasting on the wine and food of northern Spain. Northwest of Madrid is the region of Castilla y León. It is the largest autonomous community in Spain, formed in the year 1230 when the kingdom of León and […]
The Spanish cherry season starts at the beginning of May and piles of them have made their way into the markets in Valencia. One of our favorite ways to use them is in this Cherry Chipotle Gazpacho, a delicious variation of the classic cold summer soup.
A day trip to Xátiva last Spring convinced us that there was a lot more to this town than we could experience in one day. Importantly, our favorite Spanish craft beer brewer is located in Xátiva. We finally returned to take a tour of the La Socarrada Brewery. […]
We’ve been on a seaside kick lately, developing an affection for the quiet streets and the funky, unpretentious neighborhood bars of Valencia’s Poblados Marítimos (Poblats Maritimos) district. The El Grao barrio (called El Grau in Valenciano) is part of the maritime district. It is a small barrio sitting next […]
Cava, Comida, y Canción. Sparkling wine, food, and song. There’s just something about getting fancied up and going to the opera that makes for a special evening out. A night at the opera is a great way to indulge in the cultural scene of Valencia. The Palau […]