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29 January, 2016

Best Bites in Barcelona

Best Bites in Barcelona
Posted in : Cava, Dining in Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain on by : becca
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Disclaimer: I have only been in Barcelona for five days of my life. There is no way I can determine the best bites in the city. None. But “Best Bites in Barcelona While I Was There” is not a catchy title. That said, these are guaranteed by the Gourmez to be good bites, some of
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21 January, 2016

Barcelona’s Parc de la Ciutadella

Barcelona’s Parc de la Ciutadella
Comments : 1 Posted in : Travel Guide for Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain on by : becca
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In a city as large as Barcelona, four days is never long enough to explore. On our last full day, I decided a walk to the Parc de la Ciutadella would be a lovely way to see a less crowded, greener area of the city. And getting there meant taking a greenway past the Arc
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11 March, 2015

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia
Comments : 7 Posted in : Travel Guide for Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain on by : becca
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I don’t often let my photos speak entirely for themselves on this blog, but other than for a few tourist tips, I’m going to let them do just that. Why? Because I can’t describe how beautiful it was to spend the day at La Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece basilica of Antonin Gaudi’s design that is
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29 January, 2015

Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample

Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain, Travel Guide for Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain on by : becca
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This is the first of several posts I’m planning on our Barcelona trip last month. The city was amazing in many ways and just what we needed to recharge for 2015. I thought bookending the series with posts on the best of our Barcelona dining experiences might be a tasty call. Agreed? So let’s start
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18 June, 2013

Prix Fixe Fridays at Parizade

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : becca
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Parizade 2200 West Main Street Erwin Square, Durham Website $35 + tax & tip The last time I blogged about Parizade, a Giorgios Group restaurant, was all the way back in 2007, so I was due for a revisit even if they had not approached me to try out their new prix fixe menu. It’s
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23 January, 2013

Borsao 2011 Grenache

Comments : 2 Posted in : Garnacha / Grenache, Red Wine on by : becca
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Borsao 2011 Grenache Borja, Spain   Grenache wines are hit or miss with me. I adore Spanish wines, but Tempranillo has a special place in my heart. Grenache can sometimes be too dry for my palate and not as lively as its Spanish cousin. But when it hits, it’s a memorably layered wine. This is
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8 August, 2012

Protocolo 2011 White Wine

Posted in : Tempranillo - White, White Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Protocolo 2011 White Wine Castilla, Spain This white wine blend is very light in coloring. It smells like honeysuckle and citrus with afterthoughts of vanilla and cedar. The wine is thin to medium bodied. Plenty of butter coats the mouth. Other than that buttery quality, there is honeydew and perhaps honeysuckle—I’ve never eaten it, so
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4 January, 2012

Lost Vineyards Tempranillo

Posted in : Red Wine, Tempranillo, Wine on by : becca
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Lost Vineyards Tempranillo Calatayud, Spain   This medium-bodied and medium dry tempranillo is all you can ask for at $3.99. It smells like dark chocolate and light leather. Cherry comes to mind first when sipping, but that dark chocolate has a stronger presence overall. It’s bitter in a way that ties in nicely to the
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4 May, 2011

Terrenal Tempranillo and Garnacha 2009

Comments : 5 Posted in : Garnacha / Grenache, Red Wine, Tempranillo on by : becca
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Terrenal Tempranillo and Garnacha 2009 Carinena, Spain Oh, this is so very thin and unappealing. My word, I haven’t had a wine this uninspired in a while. It tastes metallic, with thin strawberry and fig flavors. There’s a little bit of greenery involved that reminds me of eucalyptus. It’s okay, but there are so many
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