Tío Pepe en Rama 2016

This year’s Bodegas Gonzales Byass tasting event for Tío Pepe en Rama 2016 was held on April 11th (lunes del pescaíto), at the Mercado del Barranco on Seville’s riverside. Although we weren’t too lucky with the weather, with the wind even knocking over a few glasses, master blender (and winemaker poet) Antonio Flores led us Read more about Tío Pepe en Rama 2016[…]

Seville | Calvisius Caviar Tasting at Sea Market

We Love Tapas had the opportunity for a visit to the recently opened Sea Market restaurant in the Avenida Eduardo Dato in Seville. We had been invited to attend a tasting of one of the most highly regarded, but possibly least known products of the sea – caviar. The tasting was hosted by Calvisius Caviar, Read more about Seville | Calvisius Caviar Tasting at Sea Market[…]

Semana Santa in Seville

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is Spain’s major annual religious extravaganza, but nowhere is it celebrated on a scale, or with such fervour, as in Seville. From Palm Sunday (although because the processional timetable is so full some brotherhoods go out on the preceding Friday and Saturday) through to Resurrection Sunday the city virtually shuts down Read more about Semana Santa in Seville[…]

Seville Cycling & Tapas Tour

We Love Tapas and ELECMOVE created a very special collaboration a few months ago – the Cycle & Tapas Tour –  offering an introduction to Seville on electric bikes followed by a delicious Traditional Tapas Tour. But it was only recently that the WLT Team got together with ELECMOVE to experience the electric bike tour Read more about Seville Cycling & Tapas Tour[…]

Seville | Alternative Markets

Alternative shopping At this time of year with Christmas just around the corner Seville city centre is crowded with shoppers looking for the best presents they can find. But how can we make our loved ones happy while still supporting local businesses? Actually, there are plenty of options and we’ve come up with this little Read more about Seville | Alternative Markets[…]

Callejeando Food Fest in Sevilla

What does foodie heaven look like? We bet it looks something like this… It all happened this past weekend in Seville and of course we were there, eating and drinking non stop! There were 19 different food trucks from all over Spain with their delicious creations. To start we tried out our own local food Read more about Callejeando Food Fest in Sevilla[…]

Mushroom Season

amanitas cesáreas Autumn is here, even in Spain, and among the things this season brings with it are wild mushrooms. Country people have always gathered mushrooms for the pot at this time of year, but in Spain in recent decades harvesting mushrooms has become a popular weekend pastime, taking advantage of the temperate weather to Read more about Mushroom Season[…]

Sevilla | NO8DO

As an observant visitor to our fair city of Seville, you may have noticed, on such diverse objects as lampposts, manhole covers, buildings and garbage trucks, among others, a little motif that seems to read NO8DO, except that the 8 is somewhat large, and often appears as if a little blurred. You may guess from Read more about Sevilla | NO8DO[…]

Sevilla | Abacerías

Updated: July 1, 2016 You may notice, or may have already noticed, as you make your way from bar to bar in search of tapas and a drink, that the word abacería (often antigua abacería) appears in some of the names in a way that suggests a particular meaning. But what meaning? On closer inspection Read more about Sevilla | Abacerías[…]

Sevilla | Best Ice Cream

classic vanilla & chocolate cone from Freskura Okay, this is hardly news, but summer in Seville can get pretty hot. Afternoon temperatures often reach 40ºC, the sun beats down from directly overhead, and only mad dogs and Englishmen are still out and about (I’m joking of course; the mad dogs are all indoors, where it’s Read more about Sevilla | Best Ice Cream[…]

Day Trip to Córdoba

Just an hour by train from either Sevilla or Malaga, Cordoba is one of a string of romantic Andalucian cities stretching across southern Spain. It was an important Roman city (you can still see, and walk across, the Roman bridge over the River Guadalquivir), but its glory days were in the 8th to 10th centuries, Read more about Day Trip to Córdoba[…]

Sevilla | Vamos a la Feria!

The Feria de Abril is Seville’s traditional spring fair and general celebration, and starts two weeks after Easter Monday (this year April 21 to 26), officially at midnight on Monday with the alumbrao, the switching on of the fairground lights, although in practice people may go to the fairground as early as the Saturday. Monday Read more about Sevilla | Vamos a la Feria![…]

Sevilla | Churros & Chocolate

After coffee and toast, churros and chocolate is probably Seville’s most popular breakfast. Churros are made by squeezing dough through a nozzle, and deep frying it in a special round vat of hot oil. It’s a dish that’s common in Spain and Latin America, and comes in two basic types. In Seville, the fat round Read more about Sevilla | Churros & Chocolate[…]

Sevilla | Semana Santa Preview

You may think you know something about religious festivals and festivities, but trust us, unless you’ve been to Sevilla for Semana Santa (Holy Week) there’s a definite gap in your education. Although Holy Week is an important festival throughout the Catholic world, the celebrations in Sevilla are thought to be the largest and most elaborate. Read more about Sevilla | Semana Santa Preview[…]