Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Midweek Food Musings: Saludos desde Barcelona (greetings from Barcelona!)

Mis queridos amigos, We--my junior year abroad friends (from college some 30+ years ago!) and I have been spending the last 12 hours strolling the Ramblas, enjoying café con leche, vasitos de vino (wine), great snacks,  and wow, an  amazing dinner and view. If you haven't been to Barcelona, I encourage you to make the trip; it's a gorgeous city filled with architectural and culinary wonders. We are as delighted now as we were many, many years ago...and remembering adventures that we had, as we create new ones!

Though I hope to share some new recipes here (I'm dying to find out about the Paella de Arroz Negro...among many others!), for now I'm sharing photos of a delicious dinner we enjoyed in the Gaudi-designed building where the fabulous restaurant Casa Calvet treated us to a series of tapas that married beautifully with our Terras Gauda Albariño (fruity/fragrant yet dry white wine).
Here are some of our dishes:

Chickpeas with Chopped Duck Liver and Chestnuts Sautéed with Onion--Perfect! 

Little Crispy Puffs Filled with Gorgonzola Cheese, Black Olives, and Tomatoes--Magnificent Crunchy-smooth contrast! 

Sautéed Artichokes with Asparagus, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Almonds and Cumin...what a combination of textures and flavors--again! 

Three Full and Happy Customers! 

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