16 June 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge: Meals


Dear readers,

Once in a while my mom invites us to have a seafood meal in a town nearby that is famous for this type of food. This time it was to celebrate my mom's boyfriend's birthday.


Sadly for him he is on a very strict doctor's diet so he chose a platter of sole with chips and salad on the side.


Us, we went for a mixed platter of different sorts of shrimp and a cuttlefish.


Here's a pic of what you can choose to be served if you can part with some hard earned cash: lobsters.


The other options are displayed onto different platters behind some glass sliding windows within a refrigerator. When you go walking by you get annoying shouting waiters trying to lure you into choosing their restaurant offering free sangría. This is pronounced with an accent on the I and it also means bloodbath. Maybe that's where its name came from, but I'm not sure, sorry. It's not something I'd normally drink.


The only downside to this day was the fact that we were overcharged but I was the only one aware of this and I could have said something about it but I didn't want to ruin the atmosphere of celebration we had going on. So no going back to this place ever again: Restaurante Canadá.

For those of you thinking about taking a trip to Spain a word of advice: don't let the friendliness fool you and have a good look at your bill before paying up. More often than not they will charge you for items you haven't even asked for. It's a very common routine to get a basket with a few slices of baguette-bread and some all-i-oli that nobody has asked for and find out later that you have been charged around 3€ per person.

What about you? What's your favourite celebration-meal like?

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For the love of food,