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Luxury travel in post coronavirus

Luxury Travel: Experience is the new black

It’s time to get more intimate There are so many preconceptions about the word ‘luxury’ within today’s travel market, a consequence of our enduring mortal inability to define the term. Overused, misleading and outdated: it’s no wonder we’re confused. But what is true luxury travel really? Far from a one-way-fits-all approach, luxury travel should follow now more than ever the […]

Alioli recipe, how to make the garlic sauce

Alioli recipe, the favorite garlic sauce

Alioli: how to make it on real time Alioli, allioli, aioli or ajoaceite – four different ways of naming the most famous garlic sauce, all meaning [garlic & oil] – is not definitely a new and cosmopolitan creation. It dates back Egyptian times, then the Romas really extended it over their empire beginning in Sicily, and later during the […]

Recipe of fideua, noodle paella

Recipe: Fideuà, Spanish noodles seafood paella

How to make a fideuà Cooking improves moods, and inspires hope, so cook as much as you can in these days of coronavirus lockdown. Paella is probably the most popular Spanish dish, and only a few might have heard about fideuà /(fideua)/ with stress at the “a”. We will soon come with the detailed written recipe of this healthy, […]

Vinoble, the great fortified wines event, Jerez de la Frontera, Paladar y Tomar

Vinoble, the greatest wine appointment

Photograph: Vinobe   Vinoble is The International Noble Wines Exhibition being the only wine show dedicated exclusively to fortified, dessert, and natural sweet wines. It is for many the greatest wine appointment. Noble wines nearly always tell the story of long voyages, epic expeditions and heroic events and Jerez de la Frontera in southwestern Andalusia is the place to be. The first edition was […]

Slow travel in Matarranya, the Spanish Tuscany by Paladar y Tomar

Matarranya, the Spanish Tuscany

Away from the tourists crowds, the Matarraña (or Matarranya) region is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway, especially if you’re in search of some peace and quiet. We suspect that was what Donald Trump Jr. was looking for in his recent visit to the area. Indeed, you should certainly embrace the slow travel philosophy […]

Jordi Roca, El Celler de Can Roca, 50 Best Restaurants, Paladar y Tomar

Bilbao holds The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2018

Joan and Jordi Roca from El Celler de Can Roca*** | Photograph: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017   Following 2017’s hugely successful 15th edition in Australia, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, announced that its 2018 awards ceremony would be hosted at the Euskalduna Centre in Bilbao on the evening […]

Chorizo and chistorra from Navarra, Paladar y Tomar

10 foods you should try in Navarra (and the Basque Country)

Grazing the Pyrenees from the north of Spain, the region of Navarra is known for its green landscapes and cool climate, as the many pilgrims that cross the province walking the Camino de Santiago will be able to confirm. But Navarra is also homeland of the astonishing desert of Bárdenas Reales, one of only a […]

San Fermin last night in Pamplona, by Paladar y Tomar

San Fermín Festival: Running with the Bulls at Pamplona

Although the historic city of Pamplona is chockablock with art, culture, music, and delicious food and wine any time of year, you can’t quite call yourself a serious traveler if you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to this beautiful part of Spain for the legendary San Fermín Festival and you haven’t witnessed first hand the […]

Paladar y Tomar organized private tours and tastings of jamon iberico de bellota

5 Reasons Jamón Ibérico is unique

Why does Jamon Iberico lead the top 4 world’s finest foods list? The honorable list defines foie, caviar, truffle and jamon iberico as the four gastronomic pearls. What makes jamón ibérico so special compared to other pork hams such as the adorable prosciutto di parma or the sweety French porc noir gascon? These are the […]

Saffron spicy at Spanish cuisine

8 Most unique secret ingredients of Spain

From Ferràn Adrià cuisine revolution, media attention on the molecular gastronomy movement has put Spain on the radar of foodies everywhere – not only for the experimental and innovative techniques of Spain’s avant-garde chefs, but also for the traditional cuisine that conforms the background of any good chef. But what makes Spanish cuisine so contrasting and rich? Here we […]

Sigourney Weaver and Ethan Hawke receive San Sebastian Festival Lifetime Honor

Compared with other major festivals all around the world including Toronto Film Festival, London Film Festival and the Venice Film Festivals, San Sebastian is one of the most important events in the film calendar. San Sebastian, a coastal city in the northern region of Spain and capital of Guipúzcoa province, features a laid back atmosphere, […]


The luxury hotel industry is shaking up in Spain, and the fourth quarter of 2016 will see the emergence of various opulent establishments of very diverse styles. Whether urban or leisure oriented, the new stars are coming to satisfy a growing demand for refinement and ethos-oriented sleeping options, where a distinguished character naturally stands out […]

10 Natural wonders in Spain

Europe’s only desert is in Almeria, and the sole European coffee plantation is in the Spanish Canary Islands. Unknown to most, locals and foreigners, we have selected 10 of the natural wonders in Spain that are more than an excuse to return again and again to the Iberian Peninsula. You will be enchanted by vertiginous cliffs, reddish […]

Albert Adrià, flying chef at Café Royal

Albert Adrià’s London debut as Café Royal’s resident chef

Crafting exceptional experiences Between February and April of 2016, Café Royal will showcase the country of the new “Nouvelle Cuisine,” home to the most creative modern fare: Spain. In his first project outside of his home country, Albert Adrià presents 50 Days by Albert Adrià, bringing the innovative and contemporary cuisine for which Spain is famous to the […]

UNDP HQ - 18 January 2016 - Appointment ceremony of Roca brothers as UNDP Ambassadors

Master chefs Roca brothers are appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors to advance food security and sustainable development

Internationally acclaimed chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, from Spain, were appointed today as UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors to work closely with the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F). The Roca brothers will generate support for the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by world leaders to achieve a future by 2030 where hunger, unemployment, inequality, and climate change are […]

The great Bluefin tuna experience

Every spring shoals of massive Bluefin tuna pass through the narrow Strait of Gibraltar, preferring the balmy Mediterranean to harsh Atlantic waters for mating. It is on the beginning of this great migration, skirting the exclusive beaches of Zahara de los Atunes in Cádiz, where the illustrious silver-backed “bulls of the sea” are captured “en […]

Sanlucar Horses Beach Racing 2015

170 summers galloping along Sanlúcar de Barrameda beach

Sanlúcar Beach Horse Racing 2015 They start spectacularly, as dusk falls and the tide goes out: the Sanlúcar de Barrameda horse races began more than a century and a half ago, and have been declared of International Tourist Interest. 85 horses will take part in Spain’s oldest racing event this August This year marks 170 years since the […]

Angel Leon holds two Michelin stars in Puerto de Santa Maria, Andalusia

Aponiente finds a new home – made of oyster sandstone

Published on 12 June 2015 in Cosas de Comé by Pepe Monforte. Images courtesy of Aponiente. Angel León, known as Chef del Mar (Chef of the Sea), has set his new restaurant in El Puerto de Santa Maria on 1 September 2015. León has two Michelin stars for his current offering, Aponiente, in El Puerto, the seaside […]

El Celler de Can Roca: Best World Restaurant 2015

El Celler de Can Roca: World’s Best Restaurant, once again!

Spain leads the World’s 50 Best Restaurants  Last night, Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca regained its title as The S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant. Previously the No.1 in 2013, the Roca brothers’ restaurant has continued to gain global recognition for its gastronomic prowess. The results were announced at the annual celebration of global gastronomy […]

A private tour on the roofs of Seville's Cathedral

Seville Cathedral from a bird’s eye view

Photographs: David Sánchez   The traditional way to visit Seville Cathedral is from ground level, allowing you to enjoy the extraordinary magnificence of this ancient basilica with its soaring ceilings, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 along with the Real Alcázar and the Archivo de Indias. However, you can also have a visit offering […]

Sherry bars start recovering local sherry wines reputation

The Sherry wines scene in Jerez

Sherry wines change is afoot in Jerez. Those who know me will be aware that this is a constant refrain of mine. The area’s wine industry is going through a process of transformation in terms of vineyards, wineries, and oenology… and also, in the way the residents themselves view their own locally-produced wines. Which is, […]

OneOcean member's Club Barcelona

OneOcean Club: Barcelona welcomes the superyachts

Barcelona welcomes the superyachts OneOcean Club private members’ club, restaurant and cocktail bar opened its doors at the beginning of 2015. Built on the water alongside some of the world’s most luxurious superyachts, this is the ultimate urban oasis where city meets sea. Unique in design and setting, OneOcean Club combines comfort and style – […]

Sevilla hosted the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" in the Alcazar

Sevilla, the Screen Queen

Photograph: David Sánchez Lights! Camera! Action! If you are planning a trip to Seville, you may be interested to know that this corner of the South is filled with movie settings. Not only because of all the fascinating historic buildings created throughout its long history, but also because numerous films shown on cinema screens around the world […]

Horses are a basic element in the Jerez Festival, Paladar y Tomar

Feria de Jerez: The Horse Festival

The alumbrado (lightening) of half a million lights at midnight on the portada (main entrance arch) marks the beginning of the festival. Jerez de la Frontera opens its doors to thousands of visitors every year for the Feria del Caballo (The Horse Festival). The Horse Festival in Jerez – declared to be of National Tourist Interest – is […]

Fino sherry from Tío Pepe brings together Jerez & Seville

Wine is social Seville is always a lively city, and wine-related social events such as Tío Pepe En Rama 2015 are a must for any wine-lover, as well as those who are always at the hottest happenings. And I can tell you that for sevillanos to attend a jerezano event is unusual, since both lineages are historically known […]

The reconquest of the vineyards in the Sherry Triangle

The Sherry Triangle: grandeur and decline The Jerez/Xérès/Sherry wine appellation is centered on three towns: Sanlúcar de Barrameda, El Puerto de Santa María and Jerez de la Frontera. But certain other places are also considered by the regulatory body to be essential to this denomination – six inland and coastal towns in Cadiz and Seville provinces: Lebrija, Trebujena, […]

Bespoke Food Tours in Andalucia

Jamón ibérico: a guide to the Spanish delicacy

When I am hungry, I can’t help thinking about jamón – and when Spaniards say jamón, we really mean jamón ibérico. This authentic delight is the cured meat from an Iberian pig leg; it’s both as simple and as complicated as that. Simple, yes, because there is very little human manipulation involved; and, other than thermal controls, it is a […]

Welcome to P&T Travel Mag, the blog from Paladar y Tomar

Welcome to P&T Travel Mag

Let me tell you we are YMP (acronym for Young Maverick Professionals) with a hunter spirit. We never follow the easy path; there is no shortcut to anywhere worth going. We love playing and going beyond expectations, why not creating a new travel concept that would identify our raison d’être? That is why we created a […]

6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

Original post published at Catavino, November 17th 2014. There isn’t a home or professional kitchen in Spain that doesn’t stock olive oil. It is ubiquitous, and its popularity is similar to the French passion for butter. We adore this unctuous golden liquid! One of the best ways to experience Spanish olive oil is at breakfast. While a sweet pastry […]

A love letter to sherry

Original post published at Catavino, September 29th 2014. Who’s Sherry? Are you seriously leaving Barcelona for southwest Andalusia? Err…what’s in Cádiz, other than oranges? These are only some of the bizarre remarks we faced when telling the world that we were moving to Jerez, but it was a dream, our dream. And no, it wasn’t an easy […]