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OT - Adventure through Spain and what I am eating along the way - OT

Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,348
As the title says, we are headed to Spain.  Starting off in Barcelona, headed up to Andorra, then down to Valencia, Alicante, Madrid, Cordoba, and Saville. Not as much planned for this trip as usually have by this time, but we do have some events booked.  Excited to get there. 

But first, I have to depart Philly with a proper hoagie. Yes, it was bought outside of the airport at a place by my parents.  May not look like much, but they make them good! 


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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,951
    Can’t wait to follow along- safe travels. 
    Greensboro, NC
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,717
    Topik in Barcelona is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world.  Go and just ask them to plan a meal for you guys with the wines paired.  You’ll be blown away.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,927
    Awesome 
    Visalia, Ca
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,518
    Topik in Barcelona is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world.  Go and just ask them to plan a meal for you guys with the wines paired.  You’ll be blown away.
    You’ve know for two months I’m going in June and you don’t bother telling me?
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,717
    Topik in Barcelona is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world.  Go and just ask them to plan a meal for you guys with the wines paired.  You’ll be blown away.
    You’ve know for two months I’m going in June and you don’t bother telling me?
    Well... now you know!  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,518
    edited May 22
    As$hole
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,131
    Ask for the Corbina (Corvina) to have a few memories of the drum you guys were catching!
    Kirkland, TN
    2 LBGE, 1 MM


  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,631
    Spain is on our short list. Following. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,328
    Wait until you try 100% acorn fed jamon. Out of this world....
    Minnesota
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,328
    I had a friend who lived in Barcelona for 2 years. Make sure your wife wears a crossbody purse. Your wallet up in front pockets. Don't leave phone unattended anywhere. Even on the table. Watch each other when using your phone. Lots of grab and dash over there. My friend had two cell phones ripped off her. Especially near Las Ramblas. 

    That seemed to be the extent of any worries. Otherwise we felt super safe at all times. 
    Minnesota
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,969
    You guys travel safe. Always enjoy seeing the world and stomach through your eyes. Ha to V for me.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,206
    My biggest food/drink related memories of our 2016 trip to Spain:

    As @WeberWho said, the jamon iberico is something to appreciate.  But for me to really get it I had to have it in a sandwich.  I had heard people say "the best sandwich you will ever eat is on a a baguette with a couple of thin slices of jamon and a couple of thin slices of cheese" - and I thought "Bull$hit.  The best sandwiches come from a New York deli and have over an inch of meat on them."

    Then I had a jamon sandwich in Barcelona and I got it.  The flavor of that ham is so concentrated that it stands up to a good bread even thought there's not a lot of meat.  It was eye-opening.

    Also, walking on the beach in Barcelona and stopping at one of the beachfront restaurants for paella and sangria de cava was a great way to enjoy a late afternoon meal.

    There are vermuth bars in Barcelona - serving red vermuth - straight up, or with ice, or with soda.  Try some if you get a chance.  Just be careful that if you learn to like it, when you order it in the US you need to get it on the rocks.  When ordered on the rocks it is typically served in a lo-ball glass like a whiskey on the rocks.  If not ordered on the rocks it might get it served in a foo-foo pink stemmed glass that looks like a dainty martini glass - and your colleagues might make fun of you for it.  Or so I've heard.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,348
    My wife had the 400g 160 day dry aged steak. 

    And they served it with a side condiment of mustard?!?!?

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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,348
    Dessert dessert was a limoncello sorbet over lemon custard with candied ginger and pickled grapefruit and sprout leaf of cilantro. Insane. 

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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,348
    morning walk through the market  nt
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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,906
    One of the best kept travel secrets on this planet. If you go to Spain and do not ask yourself at least once, "Why don't I live here?" you are taking the wrong tour to the wrong places. I have not been there in years, but have vowed to return.

    Beautiful images Mark. Try and keep V in line will you?

    Have fun.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,348
    Ron, I must have said it 10 times yesterday.  I am not a city person at all, but I think I could live in this city.  Can not wait to see more of this place!  
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,717
    Sea2Ski said:
    Went to topik as @JohnInCarolina suggested. Oh my God!!

    Duck coquette 


    Tuna with pickled “large” smelt roe 

    ahhh....  running out of time here are other pics from last nights dinner. 
    This makes me so happy.  Glad you both enjoyed it!
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,664
    Topik in Barcelona is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world.  Go and just ask them to plan a meal for you guys with the wines paired.  You’ll be blown away.
    You’ve know for two months I’m going in June and you don’t bother telling me?
    I can't remember the name of the place, but there's a little corner cafe in Sevilla that makes the best wings I've ever had.
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,745
    Unbelievable. We’ve never been, and certainly need to remedy that.  Thanks for sharing all the great pics
    (now only 16 stone)

    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,900
    If you ask at the market, or at a tapas bar if they have jamons hanging, they may give you a shot from one of those fat cups.  

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,717
    thetrim said:
    Topik in Barcelona is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world.  Go and just ask them to plan a meal for you guys with the wines paired.  You’ll be blown away.
    You’ve know for two months I’m going in June and you don’t bother telling me?
    I can't remember the name of the place, but there's a little corner cafe in Sevilla that makes the best wings I've ever had.
    I'm sure Jason won't have any trouble finding that, given the paucity of corner cafes in Sevilla. 
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,969
    Wow....
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,310
    Wow....
    Agreed
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,664
    Wow.  Even your take out and take home looks amazing.
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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