Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jazz Night

A couple of my Spanish friends said they had never heard live jazz before! Although I have spent hours listening to amazing jazz in the clubs of Cape Town, of course the heart and origin of the great genre resides in the United States, and is one I love to listen to. So they invited me along to a famous club in Madrid, and I was excited to join them for a night of live jazz!

The harmonica player was so drunk I thought he would fall over, but he was talented!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tapas Tuesday: Rabo de Toro

I am starting a new series called Tapas Tuesday, which will document some of the many Spanish tapas I sample. Warning: Do not read when hungry. Enjoy!

This weeks tapa:  Rabo de toro
English translation: Oxtail or tail of the bull

Monday, February 17, 2014

Impromptu Peruvian Tapas Tasting

Saturday morning was for sleeping in and taking things super slow. With no real plans for the day, we saw an ad online for a tapas tasting at a Peruvian restaurant close by and decided to check it out. The place itself was tiny and didn't look like anything special. Both Nacho and I agreed that, had we not seen the advertisement, we would never think to try the place out. But we gave it a chance and were not disappointed. We were lucky to have showed up early, within the hour the place filled up with people from all over the world. Nacho and I were able to grab two seats at the bar while there was still space!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Día de San Valentín

As far as Valentine's Day goes, neither Nacho nor I are big celebrators of the holiday. It has always seemed a little over the top for me, as if you had only one day to show how much you loved someone. Chocolate, flowers, romance. It all just seems a little..forced. And forced romance is the absolute worst.