Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Paco Meralgo Tapas restaurant in Barcelona is mouthwatering.
A Bomba or bomb a wonderful classic tapas made of potato mash, spiced with chilli and deep fried. Best part is my brothers nick name is Bomba, making it more special.
The more I learn about tapas the more I respect and enjoy this form of cuisine. Unfortunately tapas have been spoiled by turning it low end for tourist. Paco Meralgo sees no tourists. Here the locals gather to socialize enjoy their delicacies made with love. The setting is light, full of wood counters around the kitchen. The chefs dance. We ordered a steak, it was brought out for inspection before cooking. When gt came out it was just the steak, salt, pepper and ring of best olive oil. If one is a steak fanatic, I am not, this was heaven. So often the meat is drenched in sauce to hide the quality of the meat. Here meat is meat, fish is fish and atmosphere is pure atmosphere. It was so good I went back the next day! Tapas rocks.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Nokia N97 looks promising. Thinner than expected.
I have been waiting for this concept which is a natural and logical design. From the pictures it looked a bit fat. When touching it it was thinner and lighter. The HW felt good in the hand. On SW side it is an evolution of the Tube SW with nice idle widget concept, seems more and more content moves to idle. Still resistive touch, with its cronic issues. The device is a nice, major step up from N95. It is atleast a challenger to iPhone. I am of the opinion that a one box solution needs a qwerty. Nokia's Qwerty attach should be felt very hard in Canada at RIM. I do think that the generation that grew up as kids on sms using t9 are now starting to use qwerty devices. I often hear, I cannot go back to a 9-key keyboard anymore.