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All Posts from August, 2013

Mein erster veganer Wein – Weingut Neumer/weinmann

Das rheinhessische Weingut Neumer, alias Weinmann erreichte mich vor ein paar Wochen mit einer Pressemeldung, die rasch meine Aufmerksamkeit fand. Mit dem jüngsten Jahrgang 2012 sind alle Weine des Guts nämlich als vegane Weine zertifiziert. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Rheinhessen

Vuelve Carolina – Quique Dacosta’s Gastro-Bistro in Valencia

When in Valencia, one has the opportunity to dive into the cuisine of Quique Dacosta, without a doubt the most acclaimed chef of the region – especially since he finally managed to achieve a well-deserved third star for his flagship restaurant in Denia (in between Valencia and Alicante) for which he’s been waiting far too long. His gastronomic bistro Vuelve Carolina is located in the center of  Valencia and offers high end bistro and tapas cuisine. It is a laid back place where beer on tap goes side by side with fine wine and where people go both for ordering several course menus as well as quick tapas bites. Quique Dacosta manages to put his personal stamp on quite a few traditional tapas dishes, but also offers modern creative cuisine based on fine-dining ingredients. Another important thing to know ans probably a must-try: There are always a few “arroz” dishes on the menu. As Quique Dacosta is also known as a master for arroz, the typical rice dishes of the region, one can expect quite some tasty things there. Read the rest of this entry »

Impressions from Mercat Central in Valencia

The city of Valencia has many attractions such as the ciudad de las artes y las ciencas or the marvelous old part of the city. But as a foodie, if there’s one thing not miss, it is a visit of  the city’s central market. The booths are displaying produce of such richness and variety coming from the earth and  the sea, from the orchards of the surroundings and from the rest of Spain (such as the Pimenton from Murcia pictured above) – it tells you much about the city’s economical strength in the past, but foremost about the importance of good food for Valencianos. Obviously priorities are well set here. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: On the Road...,Spain
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