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The World’s Best Restaurant — the finale

This posting concludes a mini-series on our recent trip from our French village of Daglan to the northeast of Spain. Our vacation centred on Barcelona and the Costa Brava area, with the highlight being our September 23rd lunch at Girona’s … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Restaurant — the mains

This continues a mini-series of postings on our recent trip from our French village of Daglan,  for a vacation in Barcelona and the Costa Brava area of northeast Spain. My last posting showcased the parade of amuse-bouches and soups that … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Restaurant — the starters

This continues a mini-series of postings on our recent trip from Daglan,  for a vacation in Barcelona and the Costa Brava area of northeast Spain. In my last posting, I provided an introduction and overview comments on our September 23rd … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Restaurant — an intro

Over the years, my wife Jan and I have dined in countless Michelin-starred restaurants (well, okay, at least 21 starred restaurants that I can remember), with many return visits to some of them. Their locations range from  London to  Paris, … Continue reading

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Paella pointers, and other tidbits

Why does Nigella Lawson insist on pronouncing paella with an “l” sound? I don’t know. But I do know that (a) the dish should be pronounced in the Spanish manner, something like pie-AY-uh,  and (b) that it is one of … Continue reading

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Spanish flavours and colours on French plates

You might think that Italy and Spain get fairly equal billing around here, since they both border France, but in Southwest France, including the Greater Daglan Area, Spain is ahead by a country mile. It’s not uncommon for full-time or … Continue reading

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