I’ve been dying to go back to Spain since we went a few years ago. The tomato bread! The jamón!…which is virtually impossible to find on this side of the world by the way, largely because it is so expensive to import. In Barcelona, we wandered the Gothic Quarter, plopping down in a hole in the wall that turned out to be the best meal of our entire trip. In Mallorca, we hiked down to the sea in Deia, feasting on fresh fish and gazpacho while watching sunbathers take a dive in the cool water. Let’s reminisce…shall we?
Our hotel in Deia, Mallorca— the Es Moli
There’s nothing quite like slurping cold gazpacho on a hot summer day. Here is my favorite Gazpacho recipe from Tory Burch. I actually prefer leaving it chunky rather than pureeing it. Try it this weekend and let me know what you think!
View from Ca’s Patró March , a restaurant in Deia.
But, until I can get back to that side of the world, I’ll be holding down the fort over at the newly opened Smoke Oil Salt, a Spanish tapas style restaurant finally done right smack dab in the middle of West Hollywood….
Nestled below a tattoo parlor. (You can’t win em all).
But, once inside, the ambience is really cozy and welcoming, I promise!
I only had two things on my mind…
Imbérico Ham. Check.
And good Lord, wine (I guess that’s three things).
And the caramelized cauliflower and broccoli with garlic spicy chili.
They aren’t kidding about the smoke (see that big smoker back there), oil and salt.
Everything is very rich and filling, so plan to take your date night right on back home to the sofa for an hour of the most delicious trashy American television before falling into your ultra comfy bed. Something I definitely missed when I was actually in Spain!
Smoke Oil Salt. 7274 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood CA 90046. 323-930-7900