Barcelona beckons

  I would have been glad to just sit at a sidewalk cafe somewhere, people watch and feel the sun on my face. We escaped Paris for a few days to take in some sun and Barcelona did not disappoint. Did the tourist thing yesterday, the Barcelona Bus Turistic, Part 1. Has early drinks at…

Zahara Lounge Bar, Barcelona

Friday night was our night of discovery. After our day out doing the tourist thing on the Bus Turistic, we had sundowners at Zahara– a lounge bar on the waterfront- not the glossy side, more the worn, weathered and less touristy. Had well-made mojitos, wine and listened to lounge music. I’ve said before that cocktails,…

Fête de la gastronomie

While I was busy walking around yesterday doing my best impression of ‘tourist with camera’ I had completely forgotten it was fête de la gastronomie. Launched in May this year, it is the inaugural event that looks to promote French cooking – not forgetting that we are talking of cuisine that this year won its…