If you’ve got a spare couple of hours this afternoon (Monday 11th May), head down to the Convent de Sant Agustí in the Born for Slow Vitis (C/Comerç, 36) an offshoot of Slow Food that is organising tastings of organic, biodynamic and autoctonous wines from the Terra Alta, Priorat, Balearics and France.
Tastings start at 5pm, and frankly it’s hard to think of a better way to spend €8 on a Monday evening than with something light and fruity in your hand. For more information see related content.
On Thursday 14th May, the Alfombras de Flores in Sitges – when the streets are literally carpeted in flowers – are technically in celebration of Corpus Christi. For those who don’t know, and I confess I was a little hazy on the details until I Googled it, Corpus Christi is all about celebrating the body of Christ, or more accurately the bread and wine that represents it. Not being particularly Godly, I still manage to use the day as an excuse to get down to the seaside and have paella. It’s a celebration of food of sorts after all, and it’s also Thursday, the traditional day for tucking into a mountain of rice.
For my money nowhere does it better than El Tambucho (Puerto Alegre 49, Platja San Sebastian, 93 894 79 12) where a mountain of steamed mussels, clams and navajas, followed by a hearty, golden rice with a proper socorrat (the crunchy, caramelised bit that comes from the bottom of the pan) will set you back about €35 with the house wine. Call ahead for a table on the terrace. TS.