April 17th, 2012 | Events, Food & Wine, Spanish Culture | 0 Comments
Today is tax day and after a stressful day dealing with paperwork, receipts, expense reports, etc, it’s the perfect time to unwind by taking a virtual (and budget-conscious) trip to Spain. Gather up some of your peña, pop open an affordable, food-friendly bottle of Spanish wine and pair it with a few simple, but really tasty tapas, like Patatas Bravas.
There’s nothing like spending time with good friends, food and wine to put a smile back on your face.
However, if you finished your taxes and actually got a nice refund, why not treat yourself to a real getaway. Not only is spring in Spain gorgeous, you’re right on time for the San Jorge Medieval Week festivities in Montblanc, a small ancient village outside of Tarragona in Catalonia. From April 20 through May 1, you can join more than 200 actors as they recreate the legendary slaying of the dragon by San Jordi (St. George).
In addition to the reenactment, there are also a lot of other events going on throughout the week, including parades, plays, games, singing troubadours, a medieval market, medieval dinners, and the performance of the Catalan Courts. Plus, the entire city and its inhabitants are dressed in 14th century garb with the colors and flags of the region’s original four noble families. Now that’s a real escape from reality!
Could you use a little Tax Day relief right about now?