Thursday, August 4, 2011

One to remember

It's never usually an amazingly special dish, nor does it have to cost you an arm and a leg. I'm talking about those meals you sit down to, just expecting to enjoy and fill you up, and they end up being a meal you talk about for years......

Sagrada Familia
Jake and I had been doing the tourist thing all day. We visited Goudi's Sagrada familia church which just blew my socks right off!

Inside the church, listening to the Audio guides

The Roof

After a massive day of sightseeing and photo taking, one may find themselves famished, as we did! So I asked Jake what he felt like and he said he was hankering for some Mexican, as you do when your in Spain. 
So as we were walking it's as if the heavens parted and dropped a Mexican restaurant right on our toes.

Because we didn't want to over eat, Jake and I only ordered light ( ha ha..if you can believe it)

We ordered a Nachos, a Tasting plate and Tomato bread.
Now the tomato bread is your usual starter in Spain, and let me tell you its just fantastic. Toast some bread then squish the guts of a tomato all of it. Voila!!!

The Nachos didn't look like much, but they were so wonderful. The salsa was fresh and my favorite was the coriander sauce they drizzled over the plate.

The tasting plate consisted of amazing Jamon, manchego cheese, mixed olives and mini chorizos.
The Jamon speaks for itself really, or should. But if you've never had it, it is fatty, melt in the mouth heaven.
The cheese which was firm and slightly salty and went well with everything on the plate. The mini chorizos popped in your mouth and had delicious paprika flavour through them.
Now let me get to the olives...My absolute favorite were these wonderfully dark green olives, I have never seen them before in Australia nor did I see them again whilst in Spain. They were almost a forrest green. I should have asked the waiter what they were called. Never have I ever tasted olives like this. This is how all olives should taste. They had been marinated in a little garlic and fresh oregano and biting through them brought a smile to our faces.

Well thats what was left of our dinner...not much! Dont worry Jake did find room to polish off the last chorizo.

And was nice enough to pose for a photo.

I love Barcelona x xxx

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