Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Capital Lunch

the emblematic roman bridge
We took a detour on the way home from the farm, stopping for lunch in Cordoba, one of my favourite Spanish cities. Steeped in history, so many peoples have left their mark on this place. Unfortunately, not much time for wandering around today, but we did enjoy a delicious meal at Taberna San Cristobal, a restaurant Miguel's dad became a fan of while he was in university, and that I'd been to a few years ago with my dad and brother. It was fun to go back!

We went a little overboard when we were ordering, but everything was really good! Here's what we ordered:

  • Ensaladilla Rusa - a Spanish version of potato salad. There's a kind of tuna in it, and the vegetables are diced.
  • Gambas fritas - very barely lightly breaded fried shrimp with garlic mayonnaise
  • Berenjenas fritas - crispy slices of eggplant served with dark honey drizzled on top
  • Salmorejo - a thick soup of tomato, olive oil and bread, served cold, topped with hard boiled egg and Iberian ham

I shared a San Jacobo (a breaded chicken and cheese dish) with Tall Guy, and the four of us shared a pine nut custard for dessert before our waiter brought round a plate of pestinos - sweet anis flavoured biscuits. I can't recommend any wine this time, but Tall Guy's parents enjoyed the "fino" (a fragrant white). 

Needless to say, we were stuffed! I couldn't even drink a tiny little cup of coffee. Before we could face 380 km in the car, we needed to go for a walk. The light from the setting sun bathed the yellow stone of the city monuments in gorgeous light, and we spent a pleasant while strolling round the historic city. 

strolling by the alcazar

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