THE YUM FACTOR
I’m enjoying traditional Spanish food at an all you can eat spot which had a vast variety to choose from while I was in Barcelona Spain.
Their American style coffee is smaller and stronger than our traditional coffee, and served with a piece of chocolate; delicious!
This shrimp stuffed pasta with pesto was delicious from a local neighborhood restaurant.
This is a Spanish style potato pie; and the bread is served with tomato rubbed across the tops.
I was very lucky to come across this small neighborhood restaurant. Large salad, potato wedges, and scallops.
This is one of the traditional markets with all kinds of goodies you can pick up by the pound. I bought fruits to eat in the morning in my hotel room instead of going out for breakfast.
This was a delicious snack; grilled mushrooms and a traditional sangria. Delicious, and I had to take a quick nap after that sangria, wow!
I booked a paella cooking class through “Eat With”. Marta showed a small group of us how to prepare a traditional paella with fresh seafood and vegetables.
This was a great experience to eat with a local and other travelers visiting from around the world.
This is a mushroom stuffed crescent and of course a glass of red wine.
This quiche that I had in the small town of Sitges (30 min. from Barcelona) was to die for! It melted in my mouth, the best quiche I’ve ever had!
This is the end product, delicious paella from Marta’s cooking class.
This is my lovely room at the Salles Hotel. It was the perfect room with a terrace. The location was perfect near the subway and close to the neighborhood center.
The hotel was the perfect size, not too large and not too small. I stopped in the lobby for a cup of coffee and crescent some mornings before heading out.
Sitting on the terrace of my hotel room and enjoying a glass of wine that I purchased from a local market.
One of many local bakeries I saw. Most days I resisted, but it was tempting.
I booked another dinner with “Eat With”. This is a delicious cream of red prawns.
One of the desserts ended the meal with mandarin sorbet.
The other dessert selection was a big tray of “turrones” (nougat candies).
I shared the dinner with a family from Japan visiting Barcelona for the first time also.
These are the hostesses, Eva and Olga, when in Barcelona, be sure to book a meal with them. They are natives and shared rich cultural history about their city.
I brought back a bottle of sherry and wine from Spain’s duty free shop in the airport. In Amsterdam I picked up seeds, and picked up a souvenir while in the airport in Paris.
I had very good eating experiences in Barcelona, the food is wonderful.
I’m looking forward to my next trip. I haven’t decided yet where my next travels will take me.