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sugarNspice Jun 16, 2011 06:02 PM

Headed to Spain in September. Love Pastry Chef Paco Torreblaca's books. Does he have any pastry shops? or Classes in Spain? Currently, going to Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Madrid, but am willing to add another city if necessary to experience his work up close.

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    butterfly Jun 16, 2011 07:04 PM

    He used to have a shop in Madrid at calle Juan Bravo and Lagasca... but looking on the website, it seems to have closed (yikes, ¡qué pena! I didn't realize it was gone). Here's the list of current stores (all far from the places you are visiting):

    Elche
    Alicante
    Elde
    Valladolid
    Monóvar (Pastelería Totel)

    The El Corte Inglés gourmet stores (like the one in Madrid in the basement at the Preciados location) often carry his chocolate panettones.

    Here's his site:
    http://www.torreblanca.net/ (click "tiendas" to see a list of the stores and addresses)

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      sugarNspice Jun 16, 2011 10:13 PM

      Well, of course they are far. Maybe next trip. Thanks for the info, may have to settle for the gourmet store in Madrid

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        PBSF Jun 16, 2011 10:43 PM

        Might consider Oriol Balaguer. He has 2 shops in Barcelona (love the one on Pl. Sant Gregori Taumaturg) and also one in Madrid on Jose Ortega y Gasset 44.

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          sugarNspice Jun 17, 2011 06:44 PM

          Thank you. I will be sure to go

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