One of the highlights of our time in Porto was a visit to the Graham’s 1890 Port Lodge. Port is a fortified wine that is only produced in the Douro Valley of Portugal. After production, the wine is brought from the vineyards down the Douro river by boat […]
Just about every old city has at least one—a neighborhood or street, previously neglected or fallen on hard times, that is undergoing an urban renewal. Trendy restaurants and bars start popping up, energy is high, and suddenly it’s the coolest part of town. We seek out these kind […]
In the months leading up to our trip to Porto, I had been dreaming of seafood. Portugal is a seafaring country with a long tradition of fishing, so they are well known for their fish and seafood. The Portuguese have the highest seafood consumption per capita in Europe, […]
To recover from the over-indulgence of the holidays, we needed some light and healthy food; yet the cooler weather had us craving something warm and satisfying. With the warming spices of curry, ginger, and smoked paprika, this carrot soup fills all of those needs. As soon as we […]
Portugal’s most famous sweet treats are the pastéis de nata. We already knew to keep an eye out for them when we got to Porto, but then these sweet little egg custard tarts were hard to miss. Also called pastel de nata, or just “natas”, they decorated the […]
One part of Spain that we really wanted to experience but had yet to visit was Galicia. The autonomous community of Galicia is in the northwest corner of the country along the Atlantic ocean. Galicia is part of “green” Spain, a name given to the north coast of […]
At the end of our summer in Prague we headed back to Valencia, this time to say Goodbye. We loved our time in Spain and can’t imagine we could have chosen a more beautiful city than Valencia. Our time there was never meant to be longterm, but a […]
We had so many great meals during our summer in Prague, that it was hard to narrow them down to a short list of favorites. So, we split them into two blog posts. In our last post, Restaurants in Prague, Part 1 we shared some of our best […]
I’m not going to write about goulash and pig’s knees! There is so much more to Prague’s restaurant scene. Get outside of the Old Town and you will find the restaurants of a younger generation of Czechs. We wouldn’t have thought of Prague as a foodie destination until we experienced it for ourselves. In Part 1 of our favorite restaurants in Prague, we share some unique dining experiences.
We’ve been very surprised by the proliferation of wine bars in Prague and the quality of Czech wines. Wine is becoming more popular recently in the Czech Republic and new winemakers have been busy experimenting with new styles and varietals. These are our favorite wine bars to taste and learn about these interesting wines from Moravia and Bohemia.