Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cádiz

Last week's business trip went to Cádiz in Spain, the oldest existing city in western Europe (founded c. 1100 B.C. by Phoenicians). The weather was absolutely nasty. Cars were hit by falling palm trees and heavy rain forced us to stay inside.

Nevertheless, we went for dinner to the exquisite Ventorrillo del Chato, the oldest existing restaurant in Cádiz (founded 1780). We could escape the usual Spanish courses (delicious but always the same) by going for the eight course degustation chef's sampling menu. Definitely the best decision of the entire trip.



Tomorrow, I will embark to Bangalore in India.for almost three weeks. I miss Toño already.

Added later: There was a "no smoking area" sign on every table in the restaurant. When a couple asked for a smoking table, the waiter went to a table and took the sign away. Solved.

7 comments:

Toño said...

...and every time I'll think of you at home and it makes sad because of you not being here, I'll watch the film from Carlos Saura "Iberia" in order to remember you with passion and joy. And in every mouvement I will imagine to be loving you...

Ms Mac said...

If I can just interrupt you two lovebirds for a moment.....

Every time I see the word "degustation" it puts me off my food.

That is all.

gomad.ch said...

Alternatives?

mr. mac said...

Something along the lines of "chef's sampling menu"?

I don't have an actual alternative because I've not had one of these degustation experiences unless a buffet / smorgasbord counts?

Ryan said...

i so know u guys feel i feel the same way when me and mikey r apart!

Rob7534 said...

Love the place setting and those pretty floral plates!

So, how was the food? No pics of the food?!

Ms Mac said...

I really am quite spoiled, aren't I?