The pretty little village of El Palmar sits on an Island in the Albufera lake, a nature reserve to the South of Valencia. Here, protected from the sea, by a strip of land and connected by canals the local fishermen and restauranteurs of the town live cheek by jowl with the local wildlife. At weekends in particular much of Valencia descends on the town for a meal in one of the many restaurants which specialise in traditional Valencian paella, seafood rice dishes, seafood in general and alli pebre, the local eel and potato dish.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
The past few years have been good to the Ribera del Duero wine region in North Central Spain; but much like Sonoma in California wine country, it has had to contend with a more popular older sibling, Rioja. That said, given the region’s much deserved recent international notoriety, things are changing