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Entries from January 2010

Cerveceria Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Cerveceria Catalana is a pretty good place to try tapas. Just don’t arrive like we did at 12:30 pm and mistakenly think that the pito (the small sandwiches piled along the bar) are the tapas. In fact, that is the breakfast food and as we sat there – all the pito were cleared out to […]

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Tags: barcelona · Cheap Eats · Kid-friendly · Tapas

Cook&Taste Cooking Class – Barcelona

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

This class was a great way to learn how to cook some traditional Spanish dishes while gaining a greater appreciation for their food. Our teacher used to be a chef at a high-end restaurant but wanted to take a break and try something new and she is great at it.

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Tags: barcelona · Favorites

Chardonnay – Barcelona, Spain

January 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

This gothic area restaurant was recommended to us by our bike tour guide. He recommended the menu of the day – which is usually a good deal at most restaurants. For 10.50 Euros, we got to choose from a few selections of a first plate and second plate, followed by dessert and coffee with one […]

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Tags: barcelona · Inexpensive · Spain

Eleven Madison Park – New York

January 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Since EMP received their 4 stars from the NY times, reservations can be tight so try to book well in advance. The $28 for the lunch prix fixe is a steal for excellent service with great food in a beautiful high-ceilinged room. [ad] I started with the spaetzle with the most tender rabbit I have […]

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Tags: Favorites · New York

Au Petit Cafe – Vancouver

January 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Popular but small local Vietnamese restaurant on Main Street which also closes pretty early – 7pm – or very early if you compare it relative to other Asian restaurants. The owners must be making good money. If you come around lunch time be prepared to wait for one of the few tables, although thankfully service […]

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Tags: Asian · Vancouver · Vietnamese