Some days ago the list of the ten best hotel breakfasts of Spain in 2015 was published by Trivago. Among such iconic names like Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, the Yurbban Trafalgar in Barcelona or Gran Colon in Madrid and suggestive as Hospes Marciel in Palma or Echaurren in Ezcaray, it also appears on the list a small family run hotel short walking distance from Basilica of the Pilar in Zaragoza.
One more year on the occasion of the El Pilar festivals of the city, Hotel Sauce celebrated its traditional usual annual party. This is an opportunity to gather with our best clients and friends and invite them to taste our famous Spanish omelet and refreshing pink lemonade. This is the best way to celebrate the festivals of the city that are so special for the local people of Zaragoza.
We were told at the reception that an American writer from Seattle called Stephen Steinberg, who was working in his new book, was coming to stay at Hotel Sauce for two weeks. We started imagining why he was here: “Maybe he´s writing an epic novel about the battles between Arabs and the kingdom of Castilla”, Giuseppe said. “Or a love story between a Muslim king and a Christian princess full of secret meetings in fancy castles”, Saray said.
We decided to look for hints on the internet. And we discovered that he came to Zaragoza to write… about Baseball! What is an American baseball writer doing in Zaragoza? We absolutely needed to speak with him and find out!
The ones who were there say that when Montserrat Caballé heard him sing, she was thrilled. He had just won the first prize at the Hans Belvedere International Competition in Amsterdam in August-as well as all competitions in South Africa, his native country- and he definitely proved to be the young opera promise of the moment by winning as well the Montserrat Caballé International Competition in Zaragoza. And he is just 25 years old.