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Silenus

Silenus

The sun-licked terrace of Silenus was the perfect location for a menu del día, a few hours with a newspaper and the phone firmly switched..

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Bodega Montferry

Bodega Montferry

I crossed town to Bodega Montferry for one of their enticing, potentially hangover-curing-yet-gut-busting sandwiches that I have been so..

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Ca L’Estevet

Ca L’Estevet

I used to think happiness was a steaming bowl of soup, a luscious, rich ice cream or chicken slowly barbecued with lots of spices. I was..

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Festa de Calçots in Valls

Festa de Calçots in Valls

The post-Christmas festivities, although tinged with sadness at leaving loved ones back on the island, are not tainted in Barcelona by..

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Mam i Teca

Mam i Teca

Mam i Teca is the kind of place I fantasise of one day owning, lottery wins and some serious cookery training permitting.

At tables they..

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Coques de Sant Joan

Coques de Sant Joan

Sant Joan, or the feast of St John, the festival that marks the longest day, leads us literally with a bang into the long sweltering..

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La Costa Dorada in Sitges

La Costa Dorada in Sitges

The world could learn a lot from the town of Sitges. What I perceived as a ghetto of hedonistic, holidaying, gay folk whose partying and..

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Sant Jordi (St George’s Day)

Sant Jordi (St George’s Day)

It’s a rather strange situation when moving to another country means you learn more about your own country’s patron saint than you did..

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