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"My good friend Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans—and especially American food professionals—to my country's culinary life." -- Chef-restaurateur-humanitarian José Andrés of José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019

"Trust me everyone, I have traveled with this man, if Gerry Dawes tells you to eat somewhere it's like Bourdain, believe it!!" - - Chef Mark Kiffin, The Compound Restaurant, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Spain wouldn’t be as known to Americans without the stories Gerry tells and writes.” - - Superstar Catalan Chef Ferran Adrià, elBulli

"But, for Gerry, Spain is more than just the Adriàs and (Juan Mari and Elena) Arzaks. He has connected with all manner of people working at every level and in every corner of Spain. I’m always amazed at this reach. You can step into a restaurant in the smallest town in Spain, and it turns out they know Gerry somehow. I remember one rainy night in Madrid during the 2003 Madrid Fusión congress. I wanted to go to my favorite place for patatas bravas, the ultimate tapa. But Gerry had another place in mind, and I didn’t know about it. But Gerry is always right. The potatoes at his place were amazing.” - - Chef-restaurateur-humanitarian José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019; Chef-partner of Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards, New York 2019


Food Arts Silver Spoon Award to Gerry Dawes


 Premio Nacional de Gastronomía - - James Beard Foundation Nomination (Best Wine Writing)
Premio Periodistíco Cava

Gerry Dawes's Article Medieval Riches of El Cid's City (About Burgos, Spain)
Front Page, The New York Times Sunday Travel Section

 About Blog Author Gerry Dawes, Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award)


2/02/2019

A Four-hour (Maybe Five-hour!) Tapas Lunch-y-Sobremesa* at Bar Las Teresas in My Old Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Former Jewish Quarter of Sevilla with My Best Friends Manolo Esquivias & His Wife Mari Carmen Onrubia & Las Teresas Owner Luis Sánchez


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 A Four-hour (Maybe Five-hour!) Tapas Lunch-y-Sobremesa* at Bar Las Teresas,
Calle Santa Teresa 2, 41004 Sevilla +34 954 21 30 69

(*The BBC on Sobremesa: Click on link)

(Bar Las Teresas is named after calle Las Teresas, which is the street where the Convento de San José del Carmen is located.  The convent was founded by Santa Teresa de Jesús and is popularly known as el Convento de Las Teresas.)

Mari Carmen at Bar Las Teresas, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Sevilla.


 My dear and long-time (50 years) friend, Mari Carmen Onrubia (wife of my best friend Manolo Esquivias), always one of the most beautiful women in Sevilla, in front of the statue of Don Juan Tenorio in la Plaza los Refinadores in my old barrio, el Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Sevilla. The day before her birthday.


Jamones Ibéricos hanging from the ceiling in Bar Las Teresas in my old barrio, el Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Sevilla.



Juanma Morroquin serving La Tradición Fino Sherry from magnum in Bar Las Teresas in my old barrio, el Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Sevilla.


Lunch at Bar Las Teresas in my old barrio, el Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Sevilla. With my old friends Manolo Manuel Esquivias Fedriani and his wife, Mari Carmen Onrubia and their friend Las Teresas owner Luis Sánchez.

Café Bar Las Teresas has some 130 jamones Ibéricos puros hanging from the ceiling around the bar and in storage areas in Bar Las Teresas in my old barrio, el Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter of Sevilla. A first-rate Ibérico ham can cost hundreds of Euros.   Las Teresas may have more than $20,000 invested in hams hanging in the restaurant. 

 A plate of jamón Ibérico puro at Café Bar Las Teresas.

 Worn-down, retired knives used to cut jamones Ibéricos since 1984 in Las Teresas.

 The tapas menu at Las Teresas with a dish of hueva alinada (cooked fish roe in olive oil and vinegar, a very popular tapa in Sevilla and the rest of Andalucía, and glasses of Bodegas Tradición Fino de Jerez Sherry and Spanish draft beer.

  Mejillones gallegas en escabeche (Galician tinned mussels in a vinaigrette with Spanish pimentón [paprika] with Bodegas Tradición Fino de Jerez Sherry at Las Teresas, Sevilla. 


  Hueva de maruca curada (maruca, Mediterranean ling, similar to whiting; salt- and air-cured like mojama) sliced thin and served with Spanish Extra Virgen Aceite de Olivo and Bodegas Tradición Fino de Jerez Sherry at Las Teresas, Sevilla.  

 Lomo Ibérico de bellota (cured Ibérico pork loin from acorn-fattened pigs) at Las Teresas.



 Las Teresas owner Luis Sánchez shows off the two wrist watches he wears.

 My dear and long-time (50 years) friend Manolo Esquivias, my Sevillano brother, at Les Teresas.


 Las Teresas was originally founded in 1870.

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About Gerry Dawes

My good friend Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans—and especially American food professionals—to my country's culinary life." -- Chef-restaurateur-humanitarian José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019

 Gerry Dawes is the Producer and Program Host of Gerry Dawes & Friends, a weekly radio progam on WPWL 103.7 FM Pawling Public Radio in Pawling, New York.

 Dawes was awarded Spain's prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award) in 2003. He writes and speaks frequently on Spanish wine and gastronomy and leads gastronomy, wine and cultural tours to Spain. He was a finalist for the 2001 James Beard Foundation's Journalism Award for Best Magazine Writing on Wine, won The Cava Institute's First Prize for Journalism for his article on cava in 2004, was awarded the CineGourLand “Cinéfilos y Gourmets” (Cinephiles & Gourmets) prize in 2009 in Getxo (Vizcaya) and received the 2009 Association of Food Journalists Second Prize for Best Food Feature in a Magazine for his Food Arts article, a retrospective piece about Catalan star chef, Ferran Adrià. 

In December, 2009, Dawes was awarded the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award in a profile written by José Andrés

". . .That we were the first to introduce American readers to Ferran Adrià in 1997 and have ever since continued to bring you a blow-by-blow narrative of Spain's riveting ferment is chiefly due to our Spanish correspondent, Gerry "Mr. Spain" Dawes, the messianic wine and food journalist raised in Southern Illinois and possessor of a self-accumulated doctorate in the Spanish table. Gerry once again brings us up to the very minute. . ." - - Michael & Ariane Batterberry, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher and Founding Editor/Publisher, Food Arts, October 2009. 
 
Pilot for a reality television series on wine, gastronomy, culture and travel in Spain.
 

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