Leaving basque country

So today is my last day in Basque country as I begin my venture to Castres France.  It’s a new and exciting chapter in this European journey of mine.  The food is incredible, the people are some of the friendliest, and the beaches are unbeatable.  Though the thing I’m going to miss most is the…

hostia!

For the past couple of weeks myself and some friends from back home had a bit of a journey through Spain and Italy. Traveling by train, bus, cars and boats we had a blast with plenty of new friends and food along the way. Nothing but some clothes and essentials in a backpack and we…

Dia de Santo Tomas, TOMA!

In America we have St. Nick, but in Pais Vasco there is Santo Tomas (St. Thomas).  A gift bearing, pipe smoking, beret wearing, wine loving jolly old man… what’s not to love about him?  So on this day of Santo Tomas the entire city is filled with txistorra sausage, sidra (cider wine), sweets, Basque animals,…

Farewell familia

What is a family?  Your family is the people you are related by blood to.  Though I like to think theres more to a family than a technicality like that.  When you work somewhere that your around the same group of people 18 hours a day, spend the weekends with them, eat with them, and…

The final count down

Yip.  Its my last week at the restaurant.  Not sure if im happy or sad, a little bit of both I suppose.  Were slowly starting to pack everything away to get ready the break untill we reopen in January.  Though I know Its been a fun ride, and this is just the first stop.  Another…

Q&A

Ive been having some trouble uploading videos on youtube, but I finally got one of them to work!  I was saving these for last, but since its the only ones to work you get to enjoy them now. So during gastronomika there was a big lecture by grant Achatz which I was going to miss…

The foooood!

A nice part about this event was that there was food around every corner, you could not avoid it.  All kinds of vendors trying to give you their great product, wineries handing out glasses like they were free and incredible lectures that gave you even more food! Though I make this post not just to…