Friday, November 29, 2013

Viaje de Comida en San Se

Let's start with...

Basics done right at Bar Martinez! Who knew red peppers, crab and other familiar tastes could be so freshly combined?

Hmm. Critique Critique

A pincho or pintxo is a small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country and Navarre.

Sarapeachy Prieto... Tortilla de patatas, Brochette, Patatas bravas, Bocadillo, Piquillo pepper.

Por favor señora, no puede balot!

La Vina! The best cheesecake in town! In Spain even! Creamy, cheesy, dreamy. As in we really dreamt of it, we made a last stop before we left SanSe!

According to one of the reviews on Trip Advisor: "Whether you consider yourself a cheesecake connoisseur, or just a food lover, the cheesecake at La Vina is something that you will remember long after the other memories of beautiful San Sebastian have faded. It's totally unique and the recipe is a closely guarded secret (so far). It's interesting to note that when we couldn't remember where La Vina was after our first visit there, almost every restaurant in San Sebastian knew where we meant, just by mentioning "cheesecake". It's famous, as it should be! Don't miss this culinary treat if you're in San Sebastian! YUM!"

I can see the secret kitchen.

Aside from their cheesecake, they're also known for their Canutillo de Queso y Anchoas.

Perfect nose señora!

Here we go again. The three angels! Jacklyn, Farrah & Kate!

And this is Charlie! Or Bosley?

Now this is Charlie!

Very happy Angelette (and full).

Muralla: a three course meal, and everyone gets a bottle of wine each! Super starched linens and easily elegant service add up to modern chic dining!

Marissa, that's very expensive!

We'll just have salad and bread. Hahaha

And wine!

Happy Sidney.

I can finish it all!

Cheers!!! But where's the food? Did we order?

Did we order?!?! Where's the food???

Tipsy tipsy


Fuego Negro is a true discovery when you're in San Sebastian. They serve traditional Basque pinxtos with a modern twist.

Love the plates on the wall.

Fuego Negro is a must when you're in San Se.


Pinxto Jamón Con Queso Y Miel

Just love how they serve the Fried Mushrooms

My favorite Bacalao buenísimo (Black Cod)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

San Se ... Here Comes the Sun

"Here comes the sun/and I say, it's all right."

The Beatles were right. When the sun is shining, your mood is high and it feels like nothing can go wrong. La Concha beach in San Sebastian, set in La Concha cove, has been called the best urban beach in Spain and some say in all of Europe. San Se (short for San Sebastian) used to be the summer home of Spanish royals and aristos, and it's easy to imagine well dressed well born people on the promenade, with its iconic wrought iron railings and wide walkways. Viva La Concha!

Vamos a ir a la playa! (In "iniibig ko ang Pilipinas" pose)

Spot me!

Spot Marissa Buenaventura de Venecia y Tambunting (pawnshop)!

Spot me!

Spot Angelette!

Spot Sidney!

Spot Enrique (Iglesias)

Wait for me! Oops, can you spot Angelette?

Spot Keren!

Artsy artsy!

Spot Richard Gere!

It is just so peaceful and quiet.

Somewhere... There's a place for us.

Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air.

Wait for us somewhere.

The Tres Marias (Charlie's Angels in America): Lucy, Cameron and Drew

Senti Senti. Emote Emote. Reflect Reflect. Then eat.

La Concha at night.

And I say, it's all right!