|One of the best aspects of cruising in the Med is the food we discover.|
Initially we tried to make out what was what from the list or point to other people’s plates on nearby tables saying ‘I’ll have that.’ Before long though we came to the conclusion that it was easiest just to take pot luck and see what happened. This method saw us enjoy some truly wonderful local dishes. Don’t ask us what they were. We have no idea. We simply ate them. We also left a little hungry sometimes as not all Spanish food proved to be to our taste but that’s all part of the experience.
Tapas are also a fantastic Spanish invention that allows you to sample a wide range of local dishes in small servings. We found one great seafood tapas restaurant in La Linea where we again played Russian roulette with a menu that proved totally beyond our comprehension. Karen particularly liked one dish she had so asked the single waiter with some English what it was. It proved to be local delicacy unique to the Cadiz region, algae. Nothing like a plate of seaweed to go with your garlic prawns.
|Tapas are a fantastic way to sample a wide range of Spanish dishes. In this cafe we got a|
free tapas with every drink we bought. Needless to say, we eat well.
|Looking more like a scene from Alien than dinner|
|The world's largest rack of lamb.|
|Marc, Graeme and Karen after more than a dram of whiskey|
|The haggis is cooked wrapped in sheeps stomach|
|When the stomach lining is pierced it shrinks ejecting the haggis|