Eva Frye has written about restaurants for Eater and 7x7 Magazine.
What was the food highlight of your year?
How about a cocktail? I absolutely adore gin, and although I can’t get enough of the whiskey craze in SF, I was delighted to see Coqueta make gin sexy again. Gin and Tonics are popular in Barcelona, and their version, with Bloom London dry gin and Fever Tree tonic, is herbaceous, citrusy, and just slightly effervescent; everything I love in a drink. And the tiny slice of grapefruit, juniper, and pine sprig on top of the sparkling concoction is visually delicious. Have this with some fall-apart-tender albondigas and you’re in business.
What was the music highlight of your year?
The most transcendent experience had to have been Lorde. The [17 year old] girl has the voice of a woman, and the dark way she unleashes her voice to her signature driving beat wakes something up inside of me. Plus she’s kind of a weirdo on stage — very theatrical — which makes me like her even more.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Dancing in the desert, hot, thirsty, and someone gave me a piece of ice-cold young coconut meat. It was perfection.