Showing posts with label restaurants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label restaurants. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At Rúa 11, León

The city of León (Spain) is one of the most important landmarks of the Camino de Santiago, and it is in the middle of this medieval city where Rúa 11 is located. During its three years since it has been opened, it has become one of the most emblematic taverns, becoming a reference for whose that love the world of wine and vermouth.

We can find the tavern in  the medieval quarter, located in Rúa street, formerly called Rúa de los Francos, since it was and is, the traditional way of access to the city by the pilgrims who venture along the Camino de Santiago French.

At Rúa 11 we will find more than one reason to repeat. In a cozy atmosphere we have a great variety of vermouths - more than a hundred - as well as an important wine list, with a special dedication to local denominations such as Bierzo and Tierra de León. To taste wines as well as vermouth or any other drink, there is a good selection of free "tapas", as it is customary in the city, as well as a magnificent menú of toasts and other viands.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vin de Crete at “Algo diferente” in Bilbao, Spain

By the owner, Uri, we discovered this Greek restaurant in Bilbao, Algo Diferente (Something Different). A place to enjoy delicious Greek Cypriot dishes, and also spirits and wines from both Greece and Cyprus. Next door is La Barrita, a local of the same owner, but with the intention of bringing consumers the Greek wines by the glass. At the same time traditional Greek food is offered at the bar as it does in the Basque Country and the rest of the bars in Spain, we refer to the now world famous and typical "tapas".

We especially loved a Cretan wine, Vin de Crete a red wine from the ancient island, produced from the local grape varieties Kotsifali and Mandilaria. A common mixture in Crete, whereas the Kotsifali provides aroma and corpulence, the Mandilaria offers an intense purple hue, acidity, and gives a tannic character. An easy-drinking wine, of only 12 degrees of alcohol content, with fruity notes (cherry), but also of Mediterranean herbs, while mineral, with a distinct salty taste, the result of the proximity of the vineyards to the sea. A  balanced acidity provides freshness, and together with its original taste,  makes it an ideal wine to drink alone, on hot summer days, and an ideal company for the Greek food.



Algo Diferente
C/Henao 28
48009 Bilbao (Vizcaya) Spain
+00 34 944 272 763/ 638 977 907


Sunday, September 7, 2014

El Grifo Tavern, a wine meeting point

El Grifo Tavern
In one of the most charming medieval piazzas of the old capital of the kingdom, the city of León, el Grifo Tavern is located. A meeting point not only for locals but for pilgrims who make of this spot their local reference as it passes through this city of Roman origin. El Grifo is set on the Camino de Santiago, perhaps in one of the most beautiful squares in the French Way.

Monday, July 21, 2014

La Sacristía, (The Sacristy) an incomparable spot in Tarifa

La Sacristía Inn

In one of the most suggestive corners in the souk from the village of Tarifa ( Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain), between labyrinthine alleys, we can find this lovely, fancy restaurant, which is also a hotel. A building dating back to the seventeenth century, a unique setting where the visitor is actually surrounded by works of Modern Art, while accompanied by a superb music in order to get an ideal environment for culinary enjoyment



Monday, February 10, 2014

Singulario, wine bar in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Singulario, wine bar in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

In the heart of the urban expansion area of Santiago de Compostela this wine bar is located, authentic temple for food lovers in general, and where you can enjoy fine wines and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices in accordance with the times we live.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Way Wine Tours: León and Santiago de Compostela.

The Way Wine Tours: León and Santiago de Compostela

The Way Wine Tours: León y Santiago de Compostela

The Way Wine Tour proposes you to know two iconic cities on the Camino de Santiago, likeLeon,and Santiago de Compostela itself, through magic proposals that combine, wine, food, art and culture. All this in the company of a local expert who will accompany you through the main points of interest in the chosen city, while we stop at some of the most charming local to taste its wines, tapas, cafes ... The possibility of live your experience as a genuine inhabitant would do, here in Leon or Santiago, in Northwest Spain.

Choose your favorite from the tours we offer:

The Way Wine Tour os propone el conocer dos ciudades emblemáticas del Camino de Santiago, como son León, y la propia Santiago de Compostela, a través de mágicas propuestas que combinan, enología, gastronomía, arte y cultura. Todo ello en la compañía de un experto local que os acompañará por los principales puntos de interés de la ciudad elegida, al tiempo que nos detendremos en algunos de los locales con más encanto para degustar sus vinos, sus tapas, sus cafés…La posibilidad de vivir tu experiencia como lo haría un habitante genuino de León o Santiago, en el Noroeste de España.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

La Pitanza, a traditional tavern in Leon, Spain

La Pitanza, a traditional tavern in León, Spain

In the heart of the city of Leon , in a street that connects the magnificent Plaza Mayor , and its beautiful cathedral, a Gothic style pearl ;it is placed this unique tavern , which since opening has been approached the world of wine to every traveler or citizen got in there. Conceived in a rustic style, its walls are still very much remains of the old Roman wall. In its menu we find wines from all over Spain , but its specialty is  local wines , such as Tierra de Leon, and Bierzo .

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Papuxa, a real tavern in Rivadavia, Galicia, Spain

Papuxa, a real tavern in Rivadavia, Galicia, Spain

A blast from the past. When we get in the Papuxa Tavern, we realised that we have come back to other age. And it is no exactly “Vintage”, itself is part of the same past that has gone. A family business, their now young owners, have become it more cool. Ask for your wine, and you will have an empty “cunca” (cup in galician language) hold with your hands, but pretty kindly, they will tell you where the barrels of wine are, red and white, and you could selfservice, as much as you want. Furthermore, among old fashioned and genuine benches and tables, you could have their awesome galician pies (empanadas gallegas), octopus (pulpo), cheese, ham, an excelent bread, etc. There is also a terrace, perfect for these warmer days. A place owes to be visited.


Taberna Papuxa,
Porta Nova Darriba (Barrio Judío), 
34200, Ribadavia, Ourense, Spain

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ristorante Trattoria Il Mandolino, Ferrara

Ristorante Trattoria Il Mandolino, Ferrara

Il Mandolino, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna.

En pleno casco viejo de la ciudad de Ferrara, una joya oculta del Renacimiento, encontramos esta agradable trattoria donde podremos degustar la deliciosa cocina de la provincia de Ferrara, en la Emilia Romagna, conocida por sus vinos y su gastronomía...Leer más.

Il Mandolino, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna. 

In the heart of old city of Ferrara, a hidden gem of the Renaissance, we find this nice trattoria where you can taste the delicious cuisine of the province of Ferrara, in Emilia Romagna, famous for its wines and gastronomy...Read More.