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Let’s Go To Spain!

Last night I stopped by Central Market on Lovers to check out the food samplings at Passport Espana! The store is very festive and there are goodies galore. It really made me want to get on a plane and eat my way across Spain.

Hark! This morning, an email with the subject line: Check out this trip to Spain.

Turns out the festivities at Central Market has inspired A Taste of Spain, a boutique travel agency specializing in private, authentic culinary tours of Spain, to create a special tour for CM customers. It’s called the Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain and it takes place September 11-18, 2011. Check out the full itinerary. Here are some highlights.

From hands-on cooking classes to VIP wine tours to avant-garde meals in Michelin-starred restaurants, A Taste of Spain has created a spectacular itinerary with the participation of Spain’s best chefs, food purveyors, and wineries throughout Madrid, Rioja, Basque Country, and Catalonia. Among the highlights: dinner at the restaurants of Paco Roncero and Quim Marqués (pictured is coca de sardines from his Suquet de l’Armirall), two of the participating chefs during Passport Spain; a private visit to Caves Naveran to taste and learn the process of Cava, the Catalan sparkling wine; and lunch at a private sociedad gastronómica.

I am not getting paid for writing this or taking any freebies but I’m just saying, I am going on this trip. Anyone care to join me? Book your reservation. Questions? Email culinary@atasteofspain.com.

3 comments on “Let’s Go To Spain!

  1. You guys should give a trip away. Then in turn give it to me. :) Just sayin!

  2. EmilyMC, great idea. I hope they read this and consider your offer and then give me a trip too. As I sometimes say, “It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.”