The Road Past Hana Maui

Kau’iki Hill – Hana Maui

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It’s easy to drive the road to Hana and see all the beauty along the way, but it’s hard to imagine what it was like living here in ancient times.  I’ve been on all kinds of tours all over the world.  I enjoy them because as a photographer and writer, it’s wonderful to have a […]

Chef Pablo and I Share Lunch

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The exquisite and unforgettable Chef Pablo and I shared lunch under the ebb and tide decorative influences of La Galerna: White Wine: Rias Baixas refreshing Terras Gaudas 2010 Ceviche of Crevettes Steak Tartar served with Cassava Chips The grilled Red Tuna (to perfection) The Ray Fish & French Violet Potatoes 1st Dessert: Macademia in all […]

Face to Face with Chef Pablo

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Mar: Tell us about your culinary philosophy? Chef Pablo: As a restaurateur and working Chef, a place where my wife Ana and I want to go. Dynamic. Traditional Spanish combining evolutionary market, however, our signature favorites with international touches. For example: Ceviche which is Peruvian however, with Galician crevettes (carabineros) and Steak Tartar served with Cassava chips […]

La Galerna de Pablo: The Sea of Love

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Opening up a 40-seat restaurant is a huge commitment during hard economic times, says, Chef Pablo of Restaurant La Galerna de Pablo, located 75 metres from the well known Quevedo Plaza of Madrid. We make less money than restaurants that turn more tables however, we love coming to work, for this is our second home. Pablo […]

Rubaiyat’s Feijoada

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RUBAIYAT’s FEIJOADA (CAN BE ENJOYED IN MADRID, RIO DE JANIERO & SAO PAULO) 1 kilo of black turtle beans or pinto beans ( often called Alubias ) or white Cannelli beans ( NOTE: In Northwest Portugal Feijoada is made with white beans, in the Northeast it is made with red kidney beans and each family […]

History of Hotel InterContinental

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    Translated By: M. Alexandria Cintrano – CELTA TEFL and published journalist Hotel InterContinental Madrid – An everlasting and growing five star luxury hotel and our privileged proposal regarding the 21st millennium. HISTORICAL FACTS The Hotel InterContinental Madrid is profoundly steeped in history. In the 18th century, the property was purchased by Marqués de […]

Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

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Broken ice ( NOT crushed ) Sugar cane Lime cut in varying sizes without seeds, squeezed by hand 1 Shot Top quality Brazilian Aguardiente called Cachaca Liquor *** This should be served before the Feijoada to open up the palate  

Rocky Mountain oysters

“Criadillas” AKA: Rocky Mountain Oysters or Potatoes?

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We’re crazy for criadillas! There are two types of criadillas in Spain, one is flora and one is fauna. Let’s start with the fauna first. Spanish bulls are known for their fierceness in the ring and their testicles are fantastic when done up in the fryer! Affectionately known in the USA as “bull’s balls” or […]