On the Grill: taming fire and flames with Chef Bittor Arguinzoniz

On the Grill: taming fire and flames with Chef Bittor Arguinzoniz

The original article is published in Más Raro Que magazine – The Gastronomy issue (Sep. 2020) There’s no one quite like him. For chef extraordinaire Bittor Arguinzoniz, food is religion and ingredients are sacred. He mastered the art of grilling any food, capturing the heat of the fire and honing…

8
Mar
Location: Spain
La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

Couldn’t get more old school than La Cova Fumada, a humble workers bar in the neighborhood of Barceloneta. It serves the freshest possible seafood, fried artichokes when in season, and the legendary and very tasty “bomba”, (deep-fried meatball with mashed potatoes, aïoli and spicy sauce), which they invented more than…

13
Jan
Alkimia, Barcelona

Alkimia, Barcelona

Alkimia, Barcelona

One of the best meals in Barcelona ever.

12
Jan
Mina, Bilbao

Mina, Bilbao

Mina, Bilbao

Very special cooking at Mina@minarestaurantin Bilbao, which is run by the very talented chef Álvaro Garrido@alvarominaboi. The Basque native draws his inspiration from his travels in Japan and China, but what influences him most is the richness of his native country and its seasons. The restaurant is located just across…

12
Jan
Food, art and recipes: 16th century musings with Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling

Food, art and recipes: 16th century musings with Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

Food, art and recipes: 16th century musings with Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

British architect Charlotte Skene Catling and her partner, artist Adam Lowe, know something about structure and space. They also know about representation and taste. She is the co-founder of the architectural firm Skene Catling de la Peña, while he re-imagines and materializes physical sites using digital technology with Factum Arte…

17
Sep '20
Twelve essential ingredients from the Spanish Mediterranean

Twelve essential ingredients from the Spanish Mediterranean

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

Twelve essential ingredients from the Spanish Mediterranean

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Borja Matoses The Spanish Mediterranean, spans eight provinces, with a coastline of about 3,000 kilometers that runs from the border with France in the Pyrenees to the Strait of Gibraltar and includes the Balearic Islands. Although each region has a distinct identity, the gastronomic stables are strong and unifying,…

7
Aug '20
5 favourite wines from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

5 favourite wines from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

5 favourite wines from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Bruno Tannino Highly regarded wine writer, penning several awarded articles and co-author of the renowned Sapiens del Vino, Sommelier, Cava trainer, jury member, and all-round wine lover, Bruno Tannino knows wine. And more than just wine he knows Spanish Mediterranean wine; the reason we are so lucky to have…

7
Aug '20
Ibiza recommendations: summer 2020

Ibiza recommendations: summer 2020

Luxeat Insider · th ED.

Ibiza recommendations: summer 2020

Luxeat Insider · th ED.

Like everywhere around the world, summer started late in Ibiza this year and until recently, there have been remarkably fewer visitors than usual. The island known for its party scene won’t reopen its clubs either nor its infamous “party” restaurants like Heart. Having lived there for over six years, I’ve…

10
Jul '20
Casa Jondal, Ibiza

Casa Jondal, Ibiza

Casa Jondal, Ibiza

First day of the opening of CASA JONDAL, the new restaurant by one of my favourite chefs in Spain Rafa Zafra known for the exquisite seafood and its minimal preparation. The beach-restaurant is located on the picturesque Cala Jondal and is open daily for lunch. ; ; ; ; and

1
Jul '20
DiverXo, Madrid

DiverXo, Madrid

DiverXo, Madrid

Fabulous avantgarde cooking by Dabiz Muñoz, one of the most talented and creative 3 star chefs in the world at the moment, who describes his style as “complex, full of flavour, very very risky and surprising.” A trip around the world (this time Mexico, China, India..), it is a roller…

24
Jan '20
10 product “temples” in Spain

10 product “temples” in Spain

10 product “temples” in Spain

10 product “temples” in Spain worth a special trip or at least a detour. In random order. 1. Elkano – no one outsources and grills turbot as precisely as Aitor Arregi and his grill masters. if I had to choose only one seafood-focused restaurant in Spain, it would be certainly…

10
Dec '19