Friday, September 18, 2009

Spain & France: 10 Days Eating & Drinking

9/7/2009
JFK Airport, Vino Volo

- White wine
- Sweet caramelized almonds
- Smoked salmon canape

Iberia Flight 7084, JFK to Barcelona (Dinner & Breakfast)
- Chilean red wine
- Salad with grape tomatoes
- Chicken and vegetables
- Cheesecake
- Coffee

9/8/2009
Pinotxo Bar
, Barcelona (Tapas)
- Cafe con leche
- Chick peas with blood sausage
- Gambas a la planxa

Inopia
, Barcelona (Tapas)
- Sweet vermouth
- Anchoas del Cantábrico prensadas en aceite (anchovies cantabrico 000)
- Ensalada de tomate con cebolla tierna y ventresca de bonito (grilled rare tuna with tomato sauce)
- Pulpo al horno a la Murcian (octopus)
- Croquetas caseras de jamón ibérico
- Pipas de camejo (rabbit ribs deep fried)
- B
erenjena frita con miel de cana (deep fried eggplant with honey)
- Homemade liqueur with apricot, anise, amaretto


Negroni, Barcelona
(Cocktail)
- Negroni on the rocks
- Tom Collins

9/9/2009
Bou Cafe, Barcelona (Breakfast)
- Cafe con leche
- Croissant
- Tortilla (eggs, potato, zucchini, vegetables)

Quimet y Quimet, Barcelona
(Tapas)
- Cervesa
- Boquerones w/ olives
- Smoked fish plate (tuna, herring, salmon, cod, tomatoes, hot peppers, peas, tapenade, pickle relish)
- Mussels
- Sardines canape (sardines, tomato puree, toast)

Tapac 24, Barcelona
(Tapas)
- Caus 2006 Penedes white wine
- Pan Tomate
- Bikini Comerc 24 (ham, cheese, truffle sandwich)
- Ous estrellata al gust (black sausage, eggs, potatoes)
- Sonso (fried small whole fish)
- Timbol d'esqueixada de bacalla (salt cod timbale)
- Croquettas with Iberico ham
- Tripe, chickpea, chorizo, pork stew
- Xocolata amb pa, oli, i sal

9/10/2009
Bar Churreria, Layetana, Barcelona (Breakfast)
- Churros con chocolate
- Porras

Blavis, Barcelona
(Lunch)
- White wine
- Tomaquets de vinya amb cabrino i oli d'alfa brega (vine tomatoes with goat cheese and basil oil)
- Creta de carbassa (cold zucchini cream soup)
- Verduretes saltejades all i julivert (salted roasted vegetables)
- Ivoquis a la piassola, saquets de pernil amb salsa de rossiyols (pasta pillows in mushroom sauce)
- Bonita a la planxa amb piquillos (grilled tuna with piquillo peppers)
- Flan de formatge (cheese creme caramel)

La Vinateria Del Call, Barcelona (Tapas)
- Rosado
- Liquor (herbes de galicia)
- Olives
- Anchovy fillets
- Bull blanco y noir (black and white sausage thin slices)

Bar Mut, Barcelona (Tapas)
- Fefinanas 2008 Albarino
- Ventresca de atun
- Suckling pig
- Carpaccio huevos fritos (fried egg carpaccio with fried potatoes)

Gimlet, Barcelona
(Cocktail)
- Gimlet, Tom Collins

9/11/2009
Dibar Cafe, Barcelona (Breakfast)
- Cafe con leche
- Trenzas chocolate (pastry stick)
- Palmera (palmier)

Cuines Sant Caterina, Barcelona
(Tapas)
- Cervesa
- Anchoas (anchovies salted)
- Patatas bravas
- Tataki de atun con guacamole (tuna tataki w/ guacamole)

La Vina
, Bilbao (Pintxos)
- White wine
- Jamon sandwich
- Bonita

El Globo
, Bilbao (Pintxos)
- White wine
- Jamon on mushrooms
- Anchovy, red pepper on cheese on bread
- Bacalao and cheese on bread

Cafe Iruna, Bilbao (Pintxos)
- Rioja Crianza
- Lamb kebab and bread pintxo

9/12/2009
Carolina, Bilbao (Breakfast)
- Cafe con leche
- Croissant


Victor Montes
, Bilbao (Lunch)
- Cantabria Rioja Crianza
- Pig's trotter stuffed with foie gras

Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo (Dinner)
- Txomin Etxaniz 2008 Txakolina
- Homemade chorizo
- Homemade smoked butter
- Tomato with white tuna
- Grilled Palamos prawns
- Grilled oyster
- Grilled mussels
- Grilled porcini
- Grilled baby squid
- Grilled bacalao
- Grilled beef with bone-in
- Wild fruit infusion, fresh cheese ice-cream
- Grilled apple tart, smoked milk ice-cream

9/13/2009
Hotel Elorrio, Elorrio (Breakfast)
- Cafe con leche
- Croissant, sliced ham, cheese, yogurt

Elkano, Getaria (Lunch)

- Txomin Etxaniz 2008 Txakolina
- Percebes (barnacles)
-
Kokotxas
(hake throat) three ways (fried, grilled, pil pil)
- Rodaballo (whole turbot)
- Arroz con leche

L'Auberge Basque, Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France (Arrival Snack)

- Fresh juice cocktail and lemonade
- Macaron de Maison Adam (St. Jean de Luz, Biarritz)

L'Auberge Basque
, Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France (Aperitif)
- Txabarri 2007 Bizhaiko Txakolina Rosado

L'Auberge Basque, Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France (Aperitif)
- Basque beer
- Savory popcorn
- Savory crisp


L'Auberge Basque
, Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France (Dinner)
- La Tomate (crue et confite en salade, framage frais et glace del la ferme Oheta)
- Le Touron (de foie gras, amande, figue et betterave au vinaigre de miel)
- Le Maigre de Ligne (legumes d'ete au vinaigre de cidre, jus d'un Ttoro)
- Le Cochon Ibaiona (roti au thym citron, guindillas, pomme de la vallee d'Iraty coulante aux piquillos)
- Cheese plate (choice of 12 local cheeses)
- L'Omlette Norvegienne (aux Grand Crus de chocolat, flambee au rhum, banane et raisin)

9/14/2009
L'Auberge Basque, Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France (Breakfast)
- Cafe au lait
- Fresh mixed berry juice
- Yogurt (from Cremerie Lohitzun)
- Honey
- Various local breads and pastries
- Local sliced ham and cheeses
- Oeuf en cocotte

Astelena Taberna, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Rioja crianza
- Txakoli
- Tuna salad on toast with anchovy fillet
- Shrimp, crab salad on toast


Argitan, San Sebastian (Dessert, Pastry)
- Florentine type cookie with chocolate, orange peel hazelnuts (whole and chopped), raisins

9/15/2009
Victoria Cafe
, San Sebastian (Breakfast)
- Cafe con leche

Ganbarra
, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Cervesa
- Egg, smoked salmon, shrimp on small round toast
- Salmon mousse with mayonnaise on toast
- Jamon croissant sandwich
- Mushroom terrine with mayonnaise on toast
- Bacalao croquetta

Barrenetxe
, San Sebastian (Snack)
- Cafe con leche
- Custard creme donut with sugar on top

Arzak
, San Sebastian (Dinner)
- Enate 2008 Chardonnay
- Rioja Alta 1997 Gran Reserva 904
Amuse:
- Puding de kabrarroka con fideos fritos
- Raiz de loto con mousse de arraitxiki
- Chorizo en tempura con tamarindo
- Mejillon en escabeche con vinaigre de arroz
- Bola de setas y polvo de maiz
1st Course:
- Higos con aceite de foie
- Patata, bogavante y copaida
- Huevo con temblor di tierra
Main Course:
- Rape bronceado
- Bonito en hoguera de escamas y cebolleta
Dessert:
- Pichon con perdigones dulces
- Cordero con bizcocho de algas
- Sopa y chocolate "entre vinedos"
- Chocolate y cristales de colores
- Dulce lunatico
- Bizcocho esponjoso de yogur

9/16/2009
Mercato de la Bretxa
, San Sebastian
- Cafe con leche

Txepetxea
, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Cervesa
- Anchovy fillet, roasted red pepper, onion on toast
- Anchovy fillet, smoked salmon on toast
- Hot bacalao (cod) stuffed red pepper on toast

Goiz-Bargi
, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Cervesa
- Brocheta de gambas (shrimp)
- Fried anchovy fillet
- Morcilla with small fried hot peppers (spanish blood sausage)

A Fuego Negro
, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Cervesa
- Tortilla with potatoes and onion
- Jamon, queso, sun-dried tomato on toast

Bar Martinez
, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Txakoli
- Vegetarian terrine with mayonnaise
- Jamon on bread
- Anchovy, jamon, roasted red pepper on bread
- Anchovies with tomato, onion salsa on top, on bread

La Vina, San Sebastian (Pintxos)
- Canutillo de queso y achoa
- Champiñónes (m
ushrooms)
- Anchoa (anchovies)
- Pulpo (octopus)
- Crujiente de pimento y bacalao
- Cheesecake
- Txakoli

9/17/2009

Oyarzun Gozotega, San Sebastian (Breakfast)
-Pastel Vasco
-Cafe con leche

San Sebastian Airport (Snack)

- Pintxo jamon sandwich

Iberia Flight 8231, San Sebastian to Madrid (Snack)

- Mixed nuts
- Tomato juice with salt and pepper

Madrid Airport

- Pintxos: egg & potato tortilla sandwich, cheese sandwich

Iberia Flight 6253, Madrid to JFK
(Lunch & Snack)
- Couscous with shrimp, green pepper, green beans
- Beef (???) meatloaf with creamed spinach, sliced potatoes
- Fruit and chocolate cake
- Spanish tempranillo
- Coffee
- Chicken and queso sandwich
- Kitkat
- Small palmeras (palmiers)
- Tea

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