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Photo of the Day – Vapiano

March 26, 2010

Fresh basil growing in front of you. Have a piece.

Last night I checked out Vapiano, an Italian style restaurant with a cool modern twist. The buddies I went with love this spot off Oxford Street (Great Portland Street Actually).

Vapiano’s system is wicked trendy. When you walk in, you are handed a card – much like a debit card, which keeps your tab until you pay before you leave. You order your food in designated areas, like a cafeteria, and watch them cook it in front of you while you are waiting. Vapiano definitely takes pride in their fresh food attitude.

The menu ranges from fancy drinks, to personal pizzas, to antipasti, pasta dishes, and cute desserts.

Make sure to grab your seating first though as you wouldn’t want to be carrying plates of food around with no where to sit – this place fills up fast with the hip and trendy crowds. It’s definitely a place where locals meet their friends and tourists enjoy their time alike. 

Trendy vibe, cool people, and even cooler food.

My shrimp scampi made in a jiffy. Grade B+/A-. I'm a tough critic.

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Flamenco in Valencia

Having spent a few days in Valencia for a trip outside London, booking a flamenco show was at the top of my list. Of course paella was way up there too, and I did have three paella dinners. 

One night was spent at La Bulería where you could get a combo of a drink, dinner, and/or tapas with a flamenco show. My traveling mate and I booked a tapas plate and a show.

The atmosphere was great and the talent and food was too. Mind you that food is served at 9 p.m. while the show doesn’t start until 11 p.m. This is simply the way they do things in Spain. Expect few restaurants to be open between 4 and 8 p.m.

Anyways, here’s a small video clip of the talent. Enjoy.

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