|Lexi saying Merry Christmas!|
Walked with Ryan and Angela to the Feria market to investigate Gil Solby’s restaurant called Parceria next to the market. The cafe is owned by a couple, Gil is the only employee and he’s a barista. So along with our breakfast we got a verbal tour through different kinds of coffee and their tastes and why by Gil. He is a very knowledgeable person about coffee. The cafe uses all sustainable coffees and products, presentation was fantastic and more importantly we were all blown away by the flavours.
|Avocado, tomato puree, cheese|
It was like going out to a high class restaurant but in a cafe for breakfast, if that makes any sense. It was also like a mini day trip to an area of the city I don’t get to often.
On the way back to our homes from breakfast we saw this.
Same day I met with Paula and Paul at the rooftop space at El Corte Ingles, always a nice spot to be. We had drinks and chatted. You may remember this remark from last year but the mini restaurants there are always changing. It is really a tourist spot, and although I saw people eating there yesterday locals think it is not worth the price.
Rocio comes over to clean, I sneak a card and a few chocolates into her purse for Feliz Navidad.
I pull Bruce’s little wheelchair down to the lobby and wait for Ivan to come and pick it and me up, caused me some bodily harm, ouch, toes, when I ran it over them. We took it to Suzanna at Amigo 24, in Triana, where we purchased it.
Lunch ensued at Bodegon in Los Remedios, neighbourhood next to Triana. Upscale restaurant catering this time of year to Christmas parties, food was good, service also, although it was busy.
After we went for a drink to Princi-Pico to sit under the trees, it is next to the park, has the mini-lemon trees, we’ve been there before but it’s under new management. The owner does something quite smart, has a children’s play area to allow parents to have drinks and a meal with their friends and not have to worry about the little ones. He’s also lowered the price on the menus to attract people from the neighbourhood consisting mostly of young families.
|Mini lemons, Ivan's hand to show perspective.|
Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, Bev and Lexi Cat, Bruce in spirit.