Above is the tentative itinerary now (after chatting with Tiffany and my ladyfriend), although I need to have The Mom’s take on it but the general direction is there. I’d like to maximize time in Portugal so i’ll probably rush the part in Spain or at least try to. Here is the general direction of the itinerary:
Iberian Road Trip Preamble
- Wine (Tiffany has a contact for me to get close to the production)
- The good the bad and the ugly
- Craft beer (if i can, not as many as in other parts of europe of course)
- Tiffany in Lisboa
- The ocean shore
- Actual balls (because “les rognons” are not actual balls, they are kidneys basically, and i do love rognons)
- Maybe some dancing/music because the ladyfriend would kill me if i do not see/shoot some
- Porto! (with the port wine of course)
- Gugenheim in Bilbao
- Sausage in Toulouse with some cassoulet if we are not dead by too much food by then!
- and more… and possibly not what is mentioned ahah…madness.
Read Arnaud De Grave‘s Entire French Food Roadtrip
Check out where it all begins: French Food Roadtrip: Barcelona
After a couple of train rides we will arrive at our second stop: Txot Sidreria in Figueras, city of Salvator Dalí for the ones amongst you readership with a fancy for psychedelic painting. To be noted that this rather small Catalan town sports the world famous Dalí museum (yes, the one with the bathroom sculpted on the ceiling of some room, go figure…) However we were there to catch a car ride to the South of France but not before stopping for some new-school tapas and Basque Cider! Basque Country cider in Catalunya, you got to be kidding me!
After dragging ourselves out of the Cider-induced madhouse of Dali’s Figueres,we venture to the third stop on the French Food Roadtrip: a small house in the Pyrénées.
What could be better than that – A small house in the mountains? Oh yes, stop 4 on the French Food Roadtrip: Roussillon and the Sea.
After refreshing ourselves at Roussillon and the seaside, now it is time to move on and jump in the mix of French Food Roadtrip 5 – Center of la France!
Once you have a taste of the city, nothing but the best will do. This is where we take the French Food Roadtrip 6 – to Lyon & Grenoble.
This is getting intense people & I think you can feel it. Now that we survived Lyon by protecting ourselves with some of the best local cuisine, wine and beer we venture to French Food Roadtrip 7 – le Buget and Montbéliard in le Jura.
What is Choucroute? Come with us and find out on the French Food Roadtrip 8 – La Maison de la Choucroute in Strasbourg
And finally–though this is not the end–we must finish our French Food Roadtrip 9 – En passant par la Lorraine.