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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

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

Pilgrim Menus on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim Menus on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim menus along the Camino de Santiago are sure to satisfy – a three course menu with wine and bread – how can you go wrong?  They were everywhere along the Camino de Santiago.  Finding a pilgrim menu was also a great way to connect and meet new people … Continue reading

Table For One: Travelling Solo

Table for one – travelling solo The streets of the Old Walled City of Dubrovnik were packed as the dinner hour neared.  Cafes and restaurants fill their tables, laughter and the sounds of people on holidays fill the air, a global village emerges as languages I could not even begin to identify wafted through the … Continue reading

Cycling in Mallorca – great lunch stops to fuel your ride

The cycling in Mallorca is legendary – this island really gives itself up to the cyclist every spring and fall as roads become crowded with lycra clad road bike riders eating up the pavement.  Fuelling your ride is no problem.  The food on the road is amazing – the toughest part of fuelling your ride … Continue reading

Wine Tasting in Prince Edward County

Picture yourself sitting on the patio, surrounded by vineyards, sipping on the latest vintage of an award winning Chardonnay.  Perhaps it is the crisp acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc that tantalizes your tastebuds. A gentle breeze off of Lake Ontario rustles the vine leaves as you wait for your lunch – welcome to Prince Edward … Continue reading

Savouring the flavours of Prague – mulled wine in the winter

Visiting a new country, I love to experience the culture and traditions of the people who live there – when mulled wine showed up everywhere, who was I to argue!  Time for savouring the flavours of Prague! Warm thoughts and Christmas cheer were as free flowing as the svařák, otherwise known as mulled wine.  It is … Continue reading

How’s the food?

Whenever I stay at an all inclusive, people always ask:  How’s the food? While the food isn’t the most important part of the vacation for me, it does influence memories of the trip.  I remember staying at a lovely all-inclusive in Cuba – beach was great, side trip to swim with the dolphins awesome!  The … Continue reading

Cycling in Prince Edward County: bikes, wine and cheese!

A weekend of cycling in Prince Edward County is always a pleasure – riding the bike, sampling the local wines, cheeses and cider – an excellent way to unwind from the racing season! “There is no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing” held true on Saturday.  The weather was what should be … Continue reading

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