Sunday, October 25, 2009

Two bottles of wine later...

Travel Diary Day 2 continued
Saturday, October 24

Our dinner was awesome!

We asked the hotel clerk for a restaurant recommendation, somewhere close and he told us to go down two blocks to something-or-other Julia.

It was closed.

So we kept going and found ourselves on one of the main drags with a whole bunch of other people. There was a place... Cerveseria Catalana. It was already crowded and we were fairly early for dinner in Spain, about 7:30 p.m. But we said we'd wait and ordered a bottle of Spanish sauvignon blanc at the bar and an appetizer to share.

What a wonderful dinner! We had all kinds of tapas and flautas, appetizers and little bits of this and that. Eggplant, salmon, prawns, a "Greek" salad consisting of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, mini-baguette sandwiches, and a date-and egglplant concoction that was simply amazing. And a second bottle of wine.

We ended with "American" coffee for Dave, still more like espresso than what we think of as coffee, and three desserts to share.

I'm feeling a lot better.


  1. Somehow I have trouble feeling sorry stranded in Spain. Sorry lurve, just not doing it for me.

  2. Lurve the backdrop....had they already filled it with your order before you sat down, or did they frantically top up the inventory as youse guys were being seated??

    You guys look wonderfully happy in this pic. Make your own fun.