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Meet El Marquès, Barcelona Local Artist and Fellow Food Lover

This week, we have an interview with a local artist in Barcelona, Adrià Ferrer Marquès, a.k.a. El Marquès. El Marquès is an illustrator who designs many different things, including Food Lover Tour’s new tote bags! We had a chat with this local artist to get his thoughts on art, Barcelona, and delicious Spanish cuisine! Read on to learn…

10 Most Famous Vermouth Cocktails (With Recipes!)

Spain is a big producer and consumer of Spanish vermouth, where it first arrived through Reus, in Catalonia. As compared to other countries where vermouth is used to make cocktails, in Spain, it is taken neat, preferably on the rocks with a slice of orange and/or olive. The Spanish people view drinking vermouth as a…

10 Great Places for Vermouth in Barcelona

¿Dónde hacemos el vermut? In Spain, vermouth has become a synonym for any aperitif served with tapas (appetizers) and thus the common expression “let’s meet for vermouth” (quedemos para el vermut or hagamos un vermut). By the way, this is vermouth 🙂 Here are a few tried and trusted spots for great vermouth in Barcelona:

The Best Catalan Vermouth 2017

Following our last post What is vermouth?, let’s take a look at the best Catalan bottles you can possibly drink this year! According to the third edition of the Vinari Awards for Catalan vermouths, here are the best Catalan vermouths for 2017: Gran Vinari d’Or al Millor Vermut 2017 (Great Golden Vinari to the Best…

7 Absolutely Amazing Tapas that You Have to Try in Seville

So you’re going to Seville? You will definitely enjoy its breathtaking monuments, its narrow streets and the hospitality of its people; it is a charming city without doubt. But Seville is, above all, the capital of amazing TAPAS and you will notice it as soon as you start walking around the city. In Seville, the…

Foodies like you & me – Johan Petter, Norwegian foodie and engineer

Johan Petter is a Norwegian engineer working in the oil and gas industry. He did our Wine Lover Tour last year and did the Tapas Lover Tour this month in Barcelona, a city he’s been to 10-15 times!  *** In your opinion, what do all ‘foodies’ have in common? Foodies are not just looking for Michelin start restaurants but they…

The strange and the bizarre: 6 meals you might want to avoid

When you go on holiday or travel for long periods, food is often one of the best experiences. Getting to try new flavours and combinations is exciting and a huge part of experiencing a new destination, by getting to know how the locals eat. But not every dish you’ll try abroad will be to your…

Foodies like you & me – Travelerette, travel writer and solo female adventurer

Stella Gold is an American travel writer and teacher leaving in New York City. She did our Tapas Lover Tour in Barcelona and posted a review about it on her blog, Travelerette.  *** In your opinion, what do all ‘foodies’ have in common? We all want to try something that we have never tried before and to learn something new…

French Michelin Star Restaurants 2017

Last week, the Michelin Guide announced this year’s much-awaited list of new stars, revealing its French Michelin star restaurants. The highlights: Three stars One new 3-star: Restaurant 1947 at the Cheval Blanc Hotel in Courchevel ski resort 27 three-star restaurants in total Two stars 12 new 2-star restaurants One star 12 restaurants received their first…

Foodies like you & me – Ashley Babin and Alex Sexton, travel writers

Alex Sexton & Ashley Babin are American travel writers or, as they described themselves “foodies and boozies who are excited to travel the world one culture at a time on our round the world trip.” This cute couple did the Wine Lover Tour in Barcelona and posted their review about the Spanish wine tasting…