Miami to Barcelona: New Direct Flights From Iberia Announced at Catalan-Style Bash

Lee Klein
Iberia Airlines put on a Catalan-style bash last night at the Mandarin Oriental to announce the first direct flight from Miami to Barcelona. That's good news for local food enthusiasts with a yen for travel, because Barcelona is a dream destination for great fare.

The party was great too. A well-heeled crowd munched on passed hors d'oeuvres from Carles Gaig, founder of the Michelin-starred Fonda Gaig in Barcelona. Bacalao fritters were a big hit, as was a take on salad russe.

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Lee Klein
Chef Nandu Jubany, star of Antoni Bassas's weekly program on Catalunya Rádio and TV3 ​in Spain, also cooked up treats -- such as foam-filled omelets -- at a separate station. Portuguese mixologist Paulo Ramos created cutting-edge cocktails, and Spanish wines poured freely.

Anchor and author Marian de la Fuente introduced executives from Iberia. "We are pleased to finally bring our world-class service to passengers wishing to travel to Barcelona with the offer of three direct flights per week from Miami International Airport," said executive VP Manuel Lopez Aguilar. To promote the new route, Iberia is awarding triple frequent flyer points for tickets acquired on Iberia's website through May 31.

Then a large paellera was fired up, and paella was served to all.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL

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Here at  San FranciscoVacation Clubs you can do as much as ten great things in a day.  Andhaving a vacation here is worth it. The time and money you spend is not just awaist but an investment. Aside from these you had given your self a treat and amoment with your love once. A once in a life time chance of joy and adventure.Also  it is a very natural way to meditate while walking on the beautifulbeach and sets your mind free and all are in good way.


Allegedly someone needs to focus on actually going to the local restaurants and less dreaming about out of state/country food...


wow stop bitching already, you vageen. the restaurant probably sucks.. somebody is not going to go out of their way to talk shit about a place.


I have no stake in that whole game, and actually think that restaurant owner came off poorly in all of that mess.

But I thought about this in the past re: Lee's trip to san francisco, which resulted in at least 5 posts. The new times is about local, so I'd hit for info on that city.

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