Monday, 24 March 2014
Last night I dined at La Fresquera, a restaurant in Avenida Antonio Dominguez.
A few hours earlier, I had a large (the pretty little waitress poured it in front of me) Tanqueray at the Café Epoca.
I'd sought a table at La Fresquera a few nights ago, though they were full; so, on this occasion, I reserved a table.
It was outside, at a strategic position where I could observe patrons arriving and departing.
The menu is traditional Catalan cuisine and quite extensive. I opted for a sort of ham and cheese croquettes.
There were about six of them and they reminded me of small Scotch eggs.
Having asked for a glass of Rioja, I had the crispy lamb (shoulder?), served with a vegetable casserole.
The skin was very dark and crispy; the meat tender, moist, and lean, though there were a number of little bones.
During this time, a couple from Scotland arrived and sat at a table beside me. I overheard them talking about our dear Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Looking over and commenting, they invited me over for a chat.
Anyway, my bill came to about €36, which I deemed rather expensive, taking all things into consideration.
Still, I did have an agreeable evening.
Posted by Timothy Belmont at 09:02