Episode 104: Landmarks, Legends and the Lap of Luxury

“Gwyneth and Mario meet up with architectural legend Frank Gehry for a tour of the Bilbao Guggenheim. Meanwhile, Mark and Claudia head into the woods where they discover the ultimate grilling restaurant. The foursome reunite at the Gehry-designed Marqués de Riscal Hotel and Vineyard in Rioja wine country. Gwyneth and Claudia opt for oppulent spa treatments while Mario and Mark sneak back into Bilbao to spend a boys‘ night out eating and drinking

Posted Monday, October 6, 2008

Episode 103: Coasting Along in Galicia

Gwyneth, Mario, Mark, and Claudia get down and dirty with the local mariscadoras, digging for some of the world’s best shellfish. Later Mario grills up an impromptu feast of lobsters and razor clams paired with the acclaimed Albariño wine. Next the road trippers head inland for wood-fired empanadas. After a day on the water, Mario and Claudia prepare octopus, Galician style, and wash it down with a flaming, boozy beverage.

Posted Monday, October 6, 2008

Episode 102: Pilgrimage to Galicia

Mark’s moods swings and insatiable appetite have the road trippers stopping often as they head north to Galicia. While in Ribera del Duero wine country, Mario grills milk-fed lamb in a vineyard. While staying at a traditional county inn, Mario’s competitive edge emerges and he and Gwyneth race Mark and Claudia on the Camino de Santiago, a historic pilgrimage route. Back at the inn, Mario and Gwyneth cook dinner while waiting for Mark and Claudia to get back.

Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Episode 101: Tilting At Windmills in Castilla la Mancha

Premiering the week of September 20th on a PBS station near you

With the boys up early at Madrid’s fish market, the ladies lounge luxuriously eating churros and hot chocolate. Then Gwyneth and Mario cruise down to Toledo for a cooking lesson with one of Castilla la Mancha’s top chefs. Mark and Claudia travel the route of Don Quijote, tilting at windmills and learning how to make Manchego cheese. That night, the group celebrates Claudia’s birthday in style. After eating bird sushi, Mario learns that Iron Chefs don’t always have iron stomachs.

Posted Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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