"What's the best thing you ate??"
That's the one question we get more than any other when we return home from a trip.
Answering that question is always hard. But after our recent trip to Spain, it was downright impossible. We ate constantly over the 10 days we were in Barcelona, San Sebastian, Seville and Granada. We were always roving: We didn't eat three meals a day; we ate a dozen. And on the occasions we did sit down for a proper meal, it was frequently tapas-style or a tasting menu, meaning a dizzying array of bites, morsels and small plates.
Spain was our buffet, and -- believe us -- it was definitely all-you-can-eat.
Food in Spain is less of a sit-down event than an ever-present hum in the background. There is always food. You are always eating. And it is glorious. Lunch might be four or five plates of food. Dinner might be 10 plates at five different tapas bars. (And yes, dinnertime is 10:30 or 11. We saw families with small kids sitting down to dinner at midnight. We absolutely loved it!)
But out of that complete barrage of food -- that culinary blitz -- we wanted to share some of our favorites with you.
Some of these are specific dishes; others are more about the overall experience. But each of them was truly special -- and delicious.
So settle in, Bittens, and tie on a bib. This post is going to be epic.