Sara’s Weeknight Meals: Season 08

Episode 803: Tapas in the Costa Brava

Dining at Hotel Placa Madremanya with Jaume Vidal

The medieval village of Madremanya north of Barcelona is our base for making the most Spanish of foods, the small bites called tapas. I join home cook and innkeeper Juame Vidal to make his Catalonian versions of classic tapas like Cuttlefish, Meatballs and Peas from his garden, Tomato Toast and the Potato Omelette called Tortilla Espanola.

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Hotel Placa Madremanya

Hotel Placa Madremanya is a romantic boutique hotel in the fairy tale Catalon village of Madremanya, in the hills outside of Girona north of Barcelona and off the Costa Brava. Its hillside setting in an ancient stone village is extraordinary, complemented by its own vineyards and a world class restaurant.


Hotel Madremanya
C/ Sant Esteve 17
17462. Madremanya
Tel: +34 972 490 487

Email: info@laplacamadremanya.com

Despaña has been importing delicacies and wines from Spain to the U.S since 1971. Their unique chorizo factory in Queens, New York produces homestyle Spanish sausages, and their expanding list of cafes in the Northeast serve Spanish meats and dishes in a casual but elegant setting. Go to their website to find the locations, hours and directions to their shops in Soho, NY, Queens, NY and Princeton, NJ


Chorizo Factory
86-17 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: 718.721.0341

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 5 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 4 pm



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