Olivo restaurant (Hotel Blancafort) in La Garriga

the olivo restaurant

Are you looking for a place different and simple but also cool and nice where to eat while visiting La Garriga? Look no further, you are in the right website. Keep reading if you want to know more about the main restaurant of the Hotel Blancafort, The Olivo Restaurant. WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? The Olivo Restaurant is the main restaurant of the Gran Hotel Balneario Blancafort Thermal Spa located in La Garriga (Catalonia, Spain), 35km far away from Barcelona.   THE RESTAURANT AND ITS CUISINE The restaurant offers creative local cuisine cooked with seasonal products. It offers Mediterranean food. Simple dishes but well presented. The place is really cosy and peaceful so it is perfect for romantic diners, business lunches and relaxing family meals.    OPENING TIMES The Olivo Restaurant opens every day of the week for lunch and for dinner with magnificent views of the gardens. Lunch from 13:30pm More here


The Table by

What is the Table? The Table is a Madrid pop-up restaurant located inside the URSO Hotel (Calle Mejía Lequerica, 8) The Table is, in fact, a gastronomic project created by Better for the URSO Hotel & Spa in collaboration with Alejandra Ansón. The concept behind The Table is to offer unique gastronomic experiences to Madrid foodies! The Table by Better consists in turning the kitchen and the restaurant of the URSO Hotel into a different Spanish restaurant once every month, adapting it to the personality of the chefs, its region and its local products as well as its decoration. In fact, The Table brings to Madrid the idea behind each restaurant it recreates and its personal brand. Who is “Better”? Better is a pop-up events agency that believes in making things in a different way to try to communicate different experiences. Better’s projects are defined by their personality, uniqueness, creativity More here

The best tapas bar in Madrid according to locals

best tapas bars Madrid

Madrid is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best cities in Spain to go for tapas. Madrid is not only the capital but also one of the most vibrant and friendly cities in Spain where people love to get together around a cold beer, some typical tapas and lots of good vibes… welcome to Madrid! It would be totally inaccurate to come up with a short list of the best tapas bars in Madrid but, hey, I got you reading this post! In Madrid you will find a surprising tapas bar in every corner, from a sophisticated gastrobar to a modest bar serving the best tortilla for over a century! Also, going for tapas or living the “arte del tapeo” is a philosophy of life in Spain, a national sport by itself so in Madrid, like anywhere else, people are very critical when it comes to tapas… More here

My traditional Spanish online food shop

A Spanish Perspective

When I have to travel and live abroad for a couple of months I always end up missing my traditional Spanish food. Of course you can still cook Spanish with your new local products but if I am honest, some traditional Spanish products cannot be replaced, ever. I first came across this website when I was living in the South of France where I was working on my international communications company. I was so happy to have finally found a website that offers traditional high-quality products I could not resist to order from them. I am now in London and I am still convinced Spanish Online food is one of the best online shops if you are looking for real market-type traditional Spanish products. I have just ordered from them today so I really wanted to share my little tip with you all SpanishOnlineFood.com is, in fact, an online shop More here

Queviures Lamiel: my traditional shop in Santa Caterina market Barcelona

santa caterina market

  If you are visiting Barcelona and you love proper food as well as buying groceries the traditional way, make sure you stop at the Mercat de Santa Caterina and at the stand called Queviures Lamiel for some Spanish ham and cheese, dried fruits, spices and so much more! But first let’s talk about the Mercat de Santa Caterina Santa Caterina’s Market, located near the main cathedral in Av. Francesc Cambó, 08006 Barcelona, opened its doors in 1845. You can get there by Metro: L4 stop Jaume I, by bus: 17, 45, 120 and on the V17 or even on the Barcelona Bus Turístic: stop at the Barri Gòtic This market has an amazing roof designed by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue and its refurbishment was completed in 2005.   In the past, Santa Caterina’s Market was a religious convent. Nowadays, it forms part of Barcelona’s Contemporary touristy route (if More here

A traditional Spanish dessert recipe: the “casadiella” from Asturias

Spanish dessert

A Spanish Perspective would like to introduce to all of you Alicia Herraez, a young Spanish pastry chef from Asturias, in the North of Spain. Alicia is now living in Barcelona where we have met her in order to know her story and learn a little bit about traditional sweet recipes. Alicia has a degree in Environmental Science and she has worked for a long time as a technician on the construction industry of High Speed Trains. Due to the enormous economic crisis that nowadays is still hitting Spain pretty hard she lost her former job (I think most of you may know about the situation in Spain as there is an important Spanish community of young and brilliant people working abroad because they were forced to leave Spain to find work opportunities). During the economic crisis she had to look for a new employment. But then Alicia decided she just had to stop, she just had to take a breath and think about her professional future in a More here