I am writing this post from Catalonia, Spain where we are winding down an amazing first week in our newest destination. The weather has been 7 glorious days of sunny mid- 60’s to low 70’s. After a long Maine winter it’s wonderful to see lush green fields in the valleys of the Pyrenees and to choose from an overwhelming assortment of fruits and vegetables that are oozing with flavor.
Chef Michael Salmon and I have been taking a foodie travel break from our home at the Hartstone Inn, Camden Maine and hosting Foodie Adventure tours in Tuscany and the Loire Valley for several years. We look forward to the trips as a chance to cook and play in a new environment, to soak in the inspiration for new ideas from the markets, the local producers and the scenic villages along the way.
We start this tour in Barcelona. First stop The Boqueria Market,
If you’re looking for anything related to food, this is the place to be!
I love the colors, the aroma’s, the passion the vendors feel for their products
and the excitement on the visitors faces.
Take time to enjoy a fresh fruit drink and some tapas at Pinotoxo.
The chocolate vendors are close to the exit – a perfect last stop on the way to your next adventure.
Stay tuned for updates as the tour continues and to see the creations coming from the evening cooking classes.
Additional information and tour availability for our Foodie Adventures www.chefmichaelsalmon.com,