Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Menu del dia!

Sunday sees the world and his wife out for lunch.

Beate and I decided to go up to the house near Guaro and stop off somewhere for lunch. Since being here I am learning to be more adventurous and Beate encourages me to take risks – I think gone are the days of destination dining in the hot spots of Marbella! Well at least until I've paid my 2003/2004 tax bill!

I often take the winding road through Monda to the house, passing the La Camida del la Rubia – a typical Andaluz bar, where the men of the town hang out, smoke, chat and exchange news.

This sunday the little square outside was alive – a group of men, tired from a sunday morning ride in the mountains were outide with their horses sharing a beer together. I'll upload the pictures to my Pueblo Blancos photo album.

Inside, once walking through the noisy bar, you find a simple, yet charming restaurant full of people; all ages enjoying the Menu del Dia.

This really is a good discovery in Spain, as it is great value. Here it was 7 euros! That wouldn't buy you a drink on the coast in some hotels!

I had superb Paella, a favourite for Andalucians on a Sunday, followed by calamari, washed down with a decent red wine. Then coffee on the street side terrace in the sun. Not bad!

Picture_003 One of the high lights were the olives – locally harvested and prepared superbly in garlic and anise.

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