/And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

A week ago the Send Parla Food on the Road poll commenced and now the votes are in. Hong Kong took an early lead, but it was soon overcome by two European destinations, which remained neck and neck for the last six days.

Im happy to report that the last week in June and the first week in July, Parla Food will be reporting from Basque Country. It took the top spot with 34% of the votes; Sardegna was close behind with 26%. Alas, Sardegna will have to wait (I hope not too long–I’ve been itching to get back for ages!), Lyon & Burgundy will be for another time, and if all goes according to plan, I will visit Hong Kong next year.

The “Other” category made a good showing and suggestions included many US destinations, including New Orleans, Vermont, San Francisco, Princeton, and the Pacific Northwest. Sicily and Iceland were top European contenders and Singapore ranked high, as well.

I’ve already had lots of great recommendations of places to visit and I welcome more. Keep em coming!!! Thanks to everyone who participated and I hope to do you proud!!

UPDATE: Parla Food has enlisted an intern for this trip. Her name is Ms. Mamma Parla.

2017-02-17T15:27:31+00:00 May 28th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture|11 Comments


  1. bryan nugent May 28, 2011 at 10:24 am - Reply

    if you are eating in Basque country let me know when if it suits I have work in Barcelona soon and will be at my great friends Jordi and Amy in Cincsentits.It is food work and again in August.

    chin chin

    you have me on flickr

  2. HK Epicurus May 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    How about Japan too? You can always stop over here in HK – and give me some cheese from Italy : )

    Basque is nice though. I wished I had stayed longer in French-Basque as that is so under-rated, but Spain-Basque is obviously a strong contender for obvious reasons! : )

  3. Engred May 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Another vote for the Pacific Northwest! Come stay with Julius and I in Portland and we will gorge to our hearts content!
    But yeah, Basque wouldn’t be bad either! ūüôā

  4. Fern Driscoll May 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Dang, I missed the polling – but you could sure do worse than Basque country. A vacation is always a good thing – even if you make it kind of ‘workish.’ Enjoy!

  5. le ricette dell'amore vero May 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    complimenti per il tuo blog! davvero ben fatto! se ti va sei la benvenuta nella mia cucina! un bacione! ūüôā

  6. Mick P May 31, 2011 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Fantastic. That got my vote. We were there some years back and loved it, so really looking forward to your reports. By the way Bryan, Barcelona is at the heart of Catalunya, on the other side of Spain/France to the Basque region. Or did you merely mean that you’d be relatively close by?

  7. Katie June 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    @bryan i love cinc sentits. i had a great meal there with my mom last year. trying to get a spot at tickets on the night before i fly out of barcelona!

    @HK Epicurus Japan, HK, cheese, yes! i want to do all those things. i clearly need to take off a year just for asia and cheese smuggling

    @Engred the pacific NW has always intrigued me and i am way overdue for a visit. i cannot believe i have never been! i will make due with basque country for now but let’s talk about this trip when you come to town in the fall!!

    @fern thanks fern! where would you have sent me if the polls were still open?

    @le ricette dell’amore vero grazie molto gentile!! vengo nella tua cucina volentieri! ho tanto da imparare!!!

    @mick p ill be flying out of BCN. my mum is coming with me and will be flying in/out of there. i know its a shlep from basque country but i want to meet her at the airport then drop her off. The drive should be nice, tho the bilbao airport would have been more convenient for me coming from rome

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