Picture of the Week

29 January 2012

Week 04: tapas etc.

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Nothing special happened this week, so it is a rather mixed collection of a number of small events. Five of the pictures (including the first 3) were taken while walking my dog.

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One of the stray cats on the adjacent golf course, looking at me as I walk by with my dog during the evening:
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Backlit leaves:
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Pornographic tree, Avenida Vicente Ramos:
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One of the side benefits of cycling in the mountains are the nice views:
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When I reach the blue trees, I know that I am about 2/3 of the way up to Aigües:
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Afternoon chat in the city:
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Wall philosophy (“Where there is little justice, it is dangerous to be right”):
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When Barcelona plays Real Madrid, the local bars are full:
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Thursday evening we had the first wine tasting of the year. The guy presenting the wines is actually from our IT department. We could not get an external speaker this month, but Juanmi did an excellent job:
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I have been going to work early this week, so the morning dog walks have been in the dark:
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On Friday, I was part of an advance party that went to a couple of tapas places to choose where to go and what to eat next week, when we have our delayed department Christmas lunch. We always do this after the New Year, and by popular demand, we do it as a tapeo. But the tapas bar hopping must be planned and requires a test run.

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By coincidence, both of my fellow scouts were Belgian. This is Maria, of Italian descent but born in Belgium:
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Daniel was born in Liège. He is a foodie and knows lots of good restaurants in and around Alicante. He took notes as we ate our way through various tapas:
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The next five images show some of tapas we analyzed.

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Milhojitas de manzana con foie at Césaranca:
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Brochetas de langostino at Césaranca:
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Mejillones at Mejillones de Correos:
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Patatas bravas at Mejillones de Correos:
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Chipirones at Mejillones de Correos:
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At both places, once we had decided which dishes we liked, we advised the bartender that next Friday, a group of 20-25 people will come all at once. These places are small, so it is useful to let them know in advance. Sometimes, a discount or prix fixe can also be negotiated:
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It may be the middle of winter, but eating outside is still very feasible here:
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1 Comment »

  1. I’m awestruck.

    Comment by Herbert Kanner — 29 January 2012 @ 23:32

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