Local Lunch, Spain

Several posts ago, I mentioned the usual fare I enjoyed while traveling through Spain. You might also remember my post about the town of Biar, where I had a good hike. Well, I also met a couple of cats and ate a tasty lunch. Dead center in the middle of that town is a hostal type of place with a bar/restaurant downstairs. From your table you look out at the town plaza which is complete with church and fountain. We entered here looking for a bite to eat and the bartender made some good recommendations. Take a look.

On the left above you have a puff pasty with carmelized onions and mushrooms. Light and delicious that was. On the right, you have pork medallions in a heavy sauce with red peppercorns. Filling and powerful. The bartender was spot on with his suggestions and I thank him publicly for them.¬†And here’s a view of the place.

Just what you’d expect to find in small town Spain. Too bad I can’t remember the name. No worries. It’s easy enough to find.

Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 10:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Eating on the Road, Spain

Well, not literally eating on the road, but rather making a stop at a joint just off the highway in Spain for a much needed meal. After all, I was hiking around castles and churches all morning and worked up a good appetite. (I’ve mentioned this a lot lately here on the Bent Page.) Rolling down the exit ramp, I spotted this sign:

Man, couldn’t go wrong, right? Especially since the parking lot was loaded with trucks and construction vehicles. In I go, getting a table on the far side of the room where I could watch the crowd. Food was hearty and tasty, a good combination to refuel for more traipsing about the ruins of Spain. I enjoyed the sausage soup and here’s a photo to show you.

Service was quick, which I appreciate when enroute to the night sight. Not every meal has to be an event. Some are for strictly nutritional purposes rather than entertainment.

Published in: on June 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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