In later September and early October my wife and I were joined by two friends from Puerto Rico (Luis & Jackie) for two weeks of eating and drinking in various cites throughout Spain. We enjoyed a wide range of dishes, primarily at Michelin-starred restaurants. We spent a few days in Barcelona at the beginning and end of our trip, and travelled to Madrid, Segovia, Elciego, San Sebastian, and Girona in between. Consistent with our previous trips to Spain, we enjoyed very impressive, imaginative dishes that were beautifully presented, and which are considerably less expensive that comparable (Michelin star rating) restaurants in Italy and France. Most ion the wine lists were extensive and attractively priced, for both Spanish and French wines. Restaurants in very fancy hotels in Barcelona tended to demand higher prices for wines, but overall wine prices were excellent.
All but one of the galleries in Spain (2016) are identified by a copy of the menu from the restaurant, sometimes autographed. Akelare was the most challenging gallery, as they offered three tasting menus, and our group of four managed to cover all the bases, resulting in more food photos that any other restaurant!
Although several of the restaurants offered very impressive dining views, Alkimia (in Barcelona) wins the prize for for the most unusual foyer art, as show below:
DiverXO, the only 3-star restaurant in Madrid, wins the prize for the oddest art in then dining area:
If you enjoy the images in the new Spain (2016) group, you may want to examine the images from other dining trips in the BeenThereAteThat! section of the site.