Good Morning! Good Tuesday!
Elizabeth often shares her lunch outing with us at T for Tuesday. So I'd like to do that too this week.
Every Tuesday, we eat out at a restaurant called the Venta Vicario.
The staff know we come every week and keep our favorite table free. We usually get there at 2 in the afternoon. We order our wine and we get a free tapa (snack) to go with it. Last week it was Russian Salad:
My first course was salmorejo, a cold soup typical of the south of Spain.
My main course is always grilled lamb as that is expensive to buy in the shops, so we rarely eat it at home. I'm not too keen on chips (fries) so they give me tomatoes instead.
We normally sit in the bar part of the restaurant. There is a dining room of course but we prefer to sit in the front. Behind me is a display cabinet where they sell souvenirs and trinkets. It is also the only place where one can buy black dollies. (am I allowed to say that?)
When my friend Paula came to visit, (she is afro-Caribbean), she bought three for her grand children.
There is also a part where they display the bread they sell:
And being Spain, of course they sell their famous hams:
Those black things on the left are drinking pouches. People drink from them by holding them upside down above their head and squeezing a spurt of water (or wine) into the mouth. Because nobody touches the spout, the pouch can be handed from one to the other and everyone can have a drink.
What did I have for dessert, you may ask...
This is called 'flan de cafe', which is a moussy sort of dessert. All their desserts are home made and this is my favorite.
After we had our coffees, we always get a 'chipito', that is a complimentary small glass of liquor.
The photos I have shared here were taken last Tuesday. I'm already looking forward to going today.
Come and join us on this blog hop with anything drink related to share. Just go to Elizabeth's blog.
That's it from me.
Have a great week all,