My name is Eric Kakebeen. I have lived in Hong Kong for almost three years now as director of a chocolate company that produces chocolate for chefs and patissiers. For over 20 years I have been visiting the Empordà region and have owned a house in Calonge for 5 years now. I am a very frequent diner in the restaurants and bistros in Empordà. Continue reading “Kakos Kitchen by Eric Kakebeen”
As most of you probably know St. Patrick’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Phadraig, the 17th of March, is the national day of Ireland. “What’s that got to do with the rest of us?” you might ask… Well, as the Americans say, on Paddy’s Day everyone is a little bit Irish! And the Americans would know! St. Patrick’s Day has been observed in the U.S. since 1737 in Boston and in New York since 1762, and the oldest and biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world has been taking place in New York City since 1766 – long before there was ever any parade in Ireland itself! These days Paddy’s Day festivities are held all over Europe and North America and every other continent bar Antarctica.
Our objective is to provide you with information on all there is to see and do on the Costa Brava, giving you the benefit of our local knowledge. Our motto is “Enjoy life, we’ll do the rest”, so we will give you the low down on local restaurants and bars wines and beers, festivals and events, the local region, towns and beaches etc., local Spanish/Catalan life and customs and much, much more. Let’s start off with a little bit about Carnaval.