|the emblematic roman bridge|
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|