/Basque Country
1 07, 2011

Pintxos in Bilbao

2017-02-17T15:26:53+01:00July 1st, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Gastronomic Traditions, Spain|8 Comments

Bar Gatz in Bilbao’s old quarter. After several days and several meals in Bilbao, I have become infatuated with the city’s pintxos. Mamma Parla and I had a few restaurant meals (2 out of 3 were painfully disappointing) which drove us to drown our sorrows in txacoli, the local wine, and artfully prepared finger foods. [...]

30 06, 2011

The Guggenheim in Bilbao

2017-02-17T15:26:54+01:00June 30th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Spain, Travel|6 Comments

Mamma Parla is the queen of finding discounted hotel rooms. She found a great rate at the Grand Hotel Domine Bilbao, a very modern and somewhat posh hotel with incredible customer service and an even better location, just across the street from the Guggenheim. […]

30 06, 2011

Gateway to Basque Country: Gasteiz

2017-02-17T15:26:56+01:00June 30th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Mamma Parla, Restaurants, Spain|2 Comments

Modernity meets the middle ages in the old quarter. Two weeks in Basque country are underway and, as I expected, I quickly realized that 14 days are barely enough to comprehend Bilbao, much less the region. How do I do it all? Fit it all in? Eat everything I desire? Well, I can’t. And, frankly, [...]

27 06, 2011

On The Road: Two Weeks in Basque Country

2017-02-17T15:26:59+01:00June 27th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Spain, Travel|10 Comments

Vitoria-Gasteiz Last month, I polled Parla Food readers to see where I should travel and eat for two weeks. After a week of voting, Basque Country came out on top and now here I am in Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the region and home to the Basque Parliament. I have a hotel booked here for one [...]