Category Archives: Spain

Enjoying Disfrutar

The legendary elBulli has passed into history. It is almost four years since the last meal was served there. With elBulli gone, its Vanguardist style of cooking has become largely overshadowed by the New Naturalism movement led by Rene Redzepi […]

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Back to Bodega 1900

Bodega 1900, from the astounding Albert Adriá collection of restaurants, is one whose memory grows into the stuff of legend. I was there with my son a year ago and found it to be totally beguiling. One dish, the grilled […]

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Albert Adriá and Paco Mendez Make Mexican Magic in Barcelona – Part Two – Hoja Santa

“Genius” is one of those words that gets bandied about, perhaps a bit too freely, in many cases diluting its meaning. One definition of the word from The Oxford English Dictionary is,
“A person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative, either generally […]

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Albert Adriá and Paco Mendez Make Mexican Magic in Barcelona – Part One- Niño Viejo

The magic of Mexican food depends a lot on the indigenous ingredients of Mexico and has, until recently, outside of a few special places in the United States (e.g Rick Bayless’ Topolobampo and Frontera Grill), been extremely difficult to reproduce […]

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The Docsconz 15 Most Transcendent Restaurant Dishes of 2014

This is an extremely difficult list to put together. I’ve had so many wonderful dishes over the past year, I hate to exclude the many outstanding dishes that I enjoyed. Many a meal had more than one or even a […]

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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2014

This list is entirely subjective as they always are. Food is certainly the biggest single factor in my rankings, but ultimately the rankings are determined by the entire experience from food to service to ambiance to the mood that I […]

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The Docsconz 2015 Wish List

2014 was another superb year of dining for me, although it wasn’t because I was particularly successful in hitting up my wish list. Compared to 2013, I did a very poor job of that, only making it to one of […]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 4: Jamónes, Embutidos y Carnes

There is a very good reason that pork products made from acorn fed Ibérico pigs have attained the lofty reputation that they have – they are just so damn delicious! It’s true, even from lesser producers, jamónes Ibéricos and embutidos […]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 3 – The Cure

Most connoisseurs know it to be one of the finest food products of any kind in the world, let alone the greatest of hams. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, as it is known, comes from southwestern Spain, primarily from the regions […]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 2 – La Matanza

For the Ibérico pigs spending their last days on the idyllic dehesa during the montanesa, their time would ultimately come to an end and they would move onto the next phase of their being – the transition of their special […]

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