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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…

2016 in Review – Things we are most thankful for

These are some of the great events that happened to Food Lover Tour during 2016 and make us feel both proud and thankful for: New website Although we’re still improving it, the new version of foodlovertour.com offers a smoother navigation, a sleeker design and more images and videos so we can fully show everybody how…

Amazing Catalan Wines to watch for in 2017

“La Guia de vins de Catalunya” (Catalonia Wine Guide), released last month in Barcelona, presents the result of 1381 blind tastings from 282 Catalan wineries. Created in 2008 by Jordi Alcover and Silvia Naranjo, this year’s edition was showcased at the Teatre Liceu of Barcelona, a renowned scene in Catalan culture. The following prizes were awarded during the gala:

Michelin Guide Starred restaurants in Spain & Portugal 2017

A few days ago, the 2017 Michelin stars were awarded for Spain and Portugal in Girona, the emblematic gastronomic land of Ferran Adrià’s mythic El Bulli and the most celebrated Roca brothers’ jewel, El Celler de Can Roca. The highlights: Three stars Chef Martín Berasategui’s ten-year-old Barcelona restaurant Lasarte is the first new three-star restaurant…

2016 Sitges Film Festival key figures

  The Sitges Film Festival (Catalan: Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya) is a Spanish film festival and one of the world’s foremost international festivals specializing in fantasy and horror films. Established in 1968, the festival normally takes place every year in early October in the coastal resort of Sitges, 34 kilometers West-South-West of…

La Mercè 2016 Festival – Main Events & Program

La Mercè 2016 Festival – Main Events & Program La Mercè 2016 Program in English (PDF) La Mercè is the biggest annual festival in Barcelona, honoring the Virgin of Grace (Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan), patron saint of the archdiocese of Barcelona and co-patroness of the city, along with Saint Eulàlia. Although…

5 Food Trends for 2016 by Food Lover Tour

1. All goes small – Tapas Style stays trendy “Less is more”. Sharing small portions with authentic and strong flavours will also be an important Trend for 2016. Menus are getting shorter, dining rooms are getting smaller and Restaurants focus more and more on what the customers search for. An unforgettable experience of special tastes…

Have you heard about the famous Catalan “Calçotada”?

About Calçotada Wintertime has come and Catalonia celebrates the harvest of Calçot in this time of the year with the annual calçotada, which represents one of the most popular and unique traditional dishes. The most famous calçotada celebration is held in Valls the last week of January. What are Calcots? Calçot is a type of…

The Ultimate 2014 Barcelona Cocktail Route by b-guided

This is the first of a series of posts from our guest blogger and partner b-guided, a comprehensive and hype guide to Barcelona in English and Spanish with great information and tips about art, design, fashion, food & drink and entertainment. Barcelona is in a constant state of reinvention when it comes to its gastronomic,…

Good, Useful Apps if you Plan a Trip to Barcelona

“Apps’cuse me, do you know the way to get to…” This would be the typical scene of a tourist lost in the streets of any city with their map, trying to get attention from “runners”  avoiding you because they are in a hurry. Well, unfortunately, this scene happens to almost all of us at least…

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