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just came back from honeymoon in spain and africa

January 11 2011 at 2:59 PM
rcoppel  (no login)

the food in spain has always been my favorite. we had a great time over there and did some serious eating. we barely made it the 3 weeks eating and drinking everyday. now i gotta start a diet.

we visited the following restaurants

madrid:
casa lucio
la trainera
asador donastiarra
la barraca
el barril
asador fronton

barcelona:
congracia
barceloneta
rias de galicia
7 portes
dos palillos

san sebastian
akelare
mugaritz
casa gandarias
la cuchara de san telmo
arzak

cape town:
Baia
nobu
la colombe
willoughby and co.


here are just some pics of the food and restaurants:
sorry but some where taken with blackberry.

huevos estrellados at casa lucio
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seafood paella at la barraca.
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squid in their ink (calamares en su tinta), at asador donastiarra.
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chistorra at asador fronton
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piquillo peppers filled with crab, at asador fronton
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anchovies with olive oil and garlic at asador fronton

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white esparragus at asador fronton
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incredible chuleton de buey at asador fronton
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chocolate lava cake with gorgonzola ice cream at congracia.
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fried cod(bacalao) and boquerones at barceloneta
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arroz caldoso at barceloneta
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fresh anchovies at rias de galicia
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bogavante at rias de galicia
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the view at akelare
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foie gras with salt and pepper at akelare (not really salt and pepper)
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lamb at akelare
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incredible sucking pig with olive oil merenge at akelare
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cheese course at akelare
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foam ice cream at akelare
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not your typical apple tart at akelare
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mugaritz, you get to choose
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and you get to eat rocks
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my favorite, foie gras with strings of pumpkin
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mugaritz
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la cuchara de san telmo, we ate the whole pinxos menu.
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foie gras with corn sauce at arzak
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ternera con espuma de vino tino. arzak
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two deserts each, part of tasting menu. arzak
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petit fours. arzak
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we had a nice converstion with my sensei
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