We recently took a few days off to have a little road trip of fun and relaxation in the nearby city of Jerez de la Frontera. We went with our pal, Shawn, to enjoy the Feria de Jerez, visit a bodega, and eat/drink our way around town.
While most of our time was focused on the spring fair and the bodega visit, we did our best to sit in plenty of cafes, browse the markets, and more or less sit around in decompression mode.
The weather was scorching hot as well, part of a record-breaking week for several different areas of Spain, including ours. That made for some lethargy, no doubt, but not too much that it couldn’t be fixed by copious amounts of sherry, beer, and iced coffee.
It was rather quiet as well, with most of the population focused on dodging the heat and hanging out at the annual fair.
A lot of places were closed, but the smart ones stayed open, knowing full well that most people wouldn’t be at the fair 24/7 during this festive week.
Enjoy a roll of shots from our little vacation!
A visit to the market…
A stop by the famous Tabanco el Pasaje…
The outside of our comfortable flat in Jerez…
Street cat, don’t get too close!
Love this old, derelict, former building belonging to the Ximenez Spinola bodega.
Time for churros, coffee, and chocolate!
Check out that blue at dusk. Insanity.
A fine dinner of sumptuous treats from Albores, including these revueltos (scrambled eggs) with potatoes, onions, and foie gras. Wow.
A stop by the famed Bar Arturo on the outskirts of the city to delve into their legendary fried fish plates.
A final meal before departure at the classy establishment of Albalá. This right here is a tortilla of sea anemone (ortiguillas). Mmm….
Tiny, baby octopus, anyone?
And, wrap it up nicely with a proper iced coffee.
Even the ice is made of coffee, so it doesn’t get watered down. Brilliant!
And that’s a wrap! Good times in Jerez, which you should most certainly visit when you come through the region.
You can check out our other posts about our visit to Jerez right here: Feria de Jerez and Bodegas Tradición.
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