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A Straightforward Charcuterie Board at Davio’s Boston

Davio´s Northern Italian Steakhouse between Copley and the Theater District is tucked away in the armpit of the Hancock Tower in one of those cold financial centers constructed in glass and metal. It´s one of those big-city, big-ass steak joints with white linen draped tables, comfortable chairs and a long, sleek bar made of dark…

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Can Maño in the Heart of Barceloneta

Since moving from Gótico to Gràcia I’ve come to appreciate more strongly the neighborhoods on the other side of Eixample. What once represented to me a type of palm tree lined Disney World in which I would lie awake until 4 a.m. waiting for the rumble of inebriated tourists to cease is now something more beautiful. I descend for special occasions…

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Empanada Diaries: A Month of Lunch at Reckons Urgell

empanada /ˌɛmpəˈnɑːdə/ : a Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savoury ingredients and baked or fried. Spanish, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of empanar ‘roll in pastry’, based on Latin panis ‘bread’. There were chapters in my life during which I pretty much depended on them for sustenance. I first…

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A Kaiseki at Wagokoro

A softly lit, bamboo-lined jewellery box of a place on the corner of a peaceful street in Sant Gervasi/Gracia. That’s where we found it, the best Japanese food in Barcelona. It’s also where we found the best sashimi, the best quality fish prepared with the most careful attention to detail. Ikabana is but a joke,…

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Top Notch Tapas at Restaurante Santagustina

Deep in the heart of el Born is a quiet plaza named Sant Agustí Vell where the bae and I found ourselves one day as we wandered the streets looking for a place to sit and have a beer. It´s one of those countless hidden places – side streets and alleyways, courtyards and plazas – that you…

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Brunch as It Should Be: Jaime Beriestain

A few weeks ago I wrote what I guess you could call a slightly negative critique on a brunch my boyfriend and I shared at an overhyped American fusion restaurant in el Born. The experience was everything we did not want on that day. Prices too high for ingredients too cheap, carelessly prepared and served…

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The Most Basic Civet de Lapin : Recipes that Matter

As the weather cools and days become shorter our priorities begin to change too. We bid adieu to those light dinners on a terrace, those chilled boquerones en vinagre, those carefree beers with olives and cigarettes. We embrace instead the comforts of home: blankets, socks and sweaters, the joy of being inside where it’s warm and soft…