When Jason @CortadoIngles was in town last month we had a lovely afternoon out tapearing and he promised to return soon with his wife Louise @ingamell. Which happened this weekend! They are here on a Sevilla getaway, celebrating their 10th anniversary, and they very generously let me tag along and drag them around town on a VERY RAINY afternoon, to sample some of my fave tapas at a few bars that I love. It was great to finally meet lovely Louise, a refreshingly no-nonsense chica with a great sense of humour (that Jason is a lucky guy!), and I hope we will have the chance to all meet up again… and again.
Remember my fab Galicia Getaway last August, and how the FAB Anna & Jorge (aka @theKilomeaters) not only showed me around town, but had me over to their place for dinner – twice! – and also took me on two day trips, to A Coruña and Lugo?
Well, I finally had a chance to return a little of their hospitality when they came to town this week. Between the various family and work obligations they had, I finally managed to get them all to myself for one evening, and we had a great time. Their only request was that we go to somewhere TRADITIONAL (after a week of gourmet dining) and also somewhere near where they were staying. No problem. I chose Taberna Pasos Largos, a personal favourite for MEAT and simple food done well.
After that we took a stroll over to the Alameda for rooftop cocktails at the The Corner House @thecornerhous31 and were able to enjoy our drinks and the views before the rain began…
One of the many things I love about going out with Anna & Jorge is that nobody ever eats the food before the photos are taken 😉, and also nobody cares if we are all on our phones most of the time. We’re all together doing what we love, and I find that very refreshing.
By the time we left The Corner House the slight bit of rain we’d experienced had stopped, but the views showed an ominous sky predicting storms before too long.
During the last Galicia Getaway plans were already made for a second one next May, which I was assured was the best time to visit the bodegas in Rías Baixas. But I hope to see A & J at least a couple of times in Sevilla before then. xx
Ryan, plotting world domination…
Comes a time during every new We Love Tapas guide’s training period when they do a practice tour with a couple of specially chosen
victims “clients”, and me tagging along to “observe and intimidate”. 😉
This time up I called once again upon dynamic duo Ang & Ryan (aka @JetsLikeTaxis) for their services. It was their third time and I have to say they are really getting the hang of it. So much so that next time I might just be able to stay home and wait for their report.
Most uncharacteristically *ahem* the tour ended with a penúltima (or three) at The Office (aka La Azotea Santa Cruz). As you can see, nobody was the slightest bit inebriated. Thanks again, guys!
I first met Charlie & Sam @vinoveroleigh in London last August, when I was invited to a rooftop dinner at our mutual friend Oli’s place. So I was delighted to hear that they were going to Jerez for a few days and would be stopping by Sevilla on their way home. Being sherry lovers, well, I guess this was inevitable…Check out their great wine shop here… Vino Vero
Met up with the fabulous Victor (@welovemalaga) who happened to be in town for the day. Victor is not only my very dear friend but is also my biz partner with We Love Tapas (he runs the Málaga branch). And as we had both spent time in Galicia this summer we decided to “relive” those moments at El Rincón Gallego del Pulpo, a local bar that was long overdue a visit.
Great visit, great brainstorming session, along with great food and (imho) the best beer in Spain, Estrella Galicia. As a result, lots of new stuff being planned for both branches of We Love Tapas. Stay tuned!
After first meeting Seanna Yee (aka @sherrysips) last year when she visited Sevilla, I was thrilled to hear she’d be back in Jerez for an extended visit this month. You may recall that I popped over to Jerez for the day a couple of weeks ago to visit Seanna and friends, and we made plans for her to come back to Sevilla for a day.
And what a day it was, packed full of sherry, great tapas, meeting friends, cuddling cats… we even watched a sherry film El Misterio del Palo Cortado while taking a break here at Casa Az. Just like last time Seanna was a hit with the cats and she even made this short video of marvellous Morcilla at play.
So great to see you again, my dear friend and “sherry sister”. Hasta pronto! xx
… at 8.00 pm to be exact, I arrived in Sevilla after a long hot drive from Salamanca (with two cats in tow) and the rest, as they say, is history. So today, after taking care of the usual morning work stuff, I met up with my friend Jeanine (we’ve been trying to have lunch together SINCE JUNE) to celebrate. As always with Jeanine we both start talking at once and don’t stop until it’s time to go home again. I love this feisty smart lady, and enjoy spending time with her whenever I can. So I am very happy that we got together for my anniversary. Hasta soon! xx
That’s Richard @lucidcontent on the right, with his friend Neil. I’ve “known” Richard on Instagram for a couple of years now, the connection between us being his best friends David & Julie, who came out with me on a tapas tour a couple of years ago. Anyhow, Richard was passing through town this week and we got a chance to meet up in person. A very nice evening!
Dave, Julie & family
I first met Jason @cortadoingles a couple of years ago when he was living in Granada. Now Jason and his wife Louise (and their new pup Grace) live in an eensy village in Almería. This weekend Jason had a short “big city escape” to Sevilla and it was great to catch up again, as well as take him on an impromptu lunchtime tapeo, which included some unexpected percebes at Bodeguita Romero. Looking forward to seeing both Jason & Louise in Sevilla again soon.
I can’t believe it’s been TWO YEARS since I last went to the dentist (when I got my first crown and some other work done). But an old filling next to the crown had fallen out and so back I went. I’ve mentioned before how much I love my dentist, which is probably not something most people can say, so I no longer feel the dread of impending pain and financial ruin that used to come over me before dentist visits.
This time there were two visits and on the second one Peter came with me to have his teeth looked at. Even worse than me, he hadn’t been to the dentist in over ten years (!!!), and like me, he’d lost a filling. He also had a serious cleaning done, which has made a huge difference. Now that he is working part time for We Love Tapas he has been put on the “company dental plan”. 😉