Pa i Raim… a well-kept secret no more…

Who could have guessed that hiding behind a discreet brown door on a plain grey street in Palafrugell lies one of the most outstanding gourmet experiences you’ll find anywhere for a mere €23? Pa i Raim bears the distinction of having been the family home of the acclaimed and much loved Catalan writer and journalist … Read morePa i Raim… a well-kept secret no more…

MOOMA / The best little cider house in Catalonia!

Driving along the arrow-straight road towards the imposing massif of Torroella de Montgrí, past mile upon mile of orchards stretching off into the distance, you’d be forgiven for assuming that this part of Girona province must have a thriving cider industry on a par with those of Cantabria and Asturias. And yet there is just … Read moreMOOMA / The best little cider house in Catalonia!

Walking the Costa Brava – Lloret’s beautiful beaches

While arguably the best view of the Costa Brava’s magnificent coastline is from a boat, a very close second is from the multitude of coastal paths that hug the coast from the French border down to Blanes and beyond. The ‘Platges Les de Lloret’ annual walk – which kicks off the rambling and hiking season … Read moreWalking the Costa Brava – Lloret’s beautiful beaches

Pomes farcides (stuffed apples)

A celebration of the humble apple… Pomes farcides, also known as pomes de relleno – baked apples stuffed with a savoury meat mixture – have been a traditional Empordà dish since medieval times, with a small town just outside Figueres laying claim to the most well-known recipe, pomes de relleno de Vilabertran, which has recently … Read morePomes farcides (stuffed apples)

DVISI – Casa Vincke, Palamós

The most excitingly creative restaurant in Palamós has recently moved from its rather unprepossessing backstreet location to the far more fitting surroundings of the newly-opened luxury boutique hotel, Casa Vincke, run by the Mas de Torrent group. The new venue is fresh, spacious and modern with a wealth of blond wood, anthracite chairs, aubergine banquettes … Read moreDVISI – Casa Vincke, Palamós