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Archive for November 2012

Culinary Inspirations from Restaurant Week – La Fabrica

Culinary Inspirations from San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week – welcome to La Fabrica. My first introduction to San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week nearly didn’t happen!  Having only arrived in town that day, I had not yet figured out where I was going or even what I wanted.  The owners of the Pension that I was staying at … Continue reading

Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela: Hotel Review

Palacio del Carmen, Marriott, Santiago de Compostela:  Hotel Review You would not believe my delight as I walked down the street on the way to the Marriot’s Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela.  The white patio umbrellas out front were the first clue that I was about to be spoilt.  After walking the Camino … Continue reading

More from Restaurant Week in San Sebastian: Ni Neu

Restaurant Week was in full swing as I dined my way through San Sebastian.  Next stop: Ni Neu – touting itself as an avant-garde cuisine with an easy to understand format – I was quite excited to see what they would have on offer. Earlier in the week, I had met another solo traveller and … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Christmas in Prague

Can you believe it is only one month to Christmas?  What will you be doing?  The big family Christmas at home? A tropical destination holiday?  Last year, I spent a magnificent Christmas in Prague. European Christmas Markets are a sight to behold….the sights, smells and flavours – so exciting! Happy Monday morning. Related posts: The … Continue reading

San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week – dining at La Muralla

San Sebastian – gastronomic hotspot and glamorous international destination – it is no wonder the movie stars keep coming back.  San Sebastian is stunningly beautiful…and that is barely scratching the surface. I lucked out completely.  I unknowingly stumbled into San Sebastian during restaurant week (October 15-28, 2012).  The premise: a showcase of seasonal produce and fine … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: 7 Mile Beach, Jamaica

Isn’t it delightful? Margaritaville at 7 Mile Beach – a tropical paradise in Jamaica! For more from Jamaica: An Afternoon in Negril Beach Bummin’ It Dunn’s River Falls Happy Monday Morning.  

Pintxos Crawl in San Sebastian – No Reservations Required

Pintxos Crawl in San Sebastian So, here I am on a Monday night is San Sebastian, gastronomic centre of Spain and possibly the world, with no reservations…and it is restaurant week!  What’s a girl to do?  But of course – a pintxos tour – the Basque answer to a pub crawl! The pintxos bars were … Continue reading

A Basque Culinary Experience with San Sebastian Food

Cooking with San Sebastian Food – Basque Style To be honest, I was a little nervous.  I had signed up for an evening with San Sebastian Food to learn more about Basque cuisine.  I knew that there was a strong influence of seafood, but in all honesty, I can be a little fussy about what … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Winter Escape

It’s that time of year again….daydreams turn to winter escapes, Caribbean vacations and warmer climes…. I know that is where my thoughts have been going….The Great Escape!  Next stop: Barbados! Photo taken at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico…Service right on the beach – who could ask for anything more? Happy Monday. … Continue reading

A Remembrance Day Message

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour…. All across the country and around the world, people are paying tribute to the noble men and women who fought for our freedoms and sacrificed to serve their country and fellow countryman.  In Ottawa, thousands gathered in front of the Tomb of the … Continue reading

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