Edible Highlights of my Recent Trip to Oliva, Spain
As a rather grey gloom descends over my part of Hampshire recalling my recent trip to Spain brings back wonderful feelings but also a little sadness that it is over! The food was fabulous and we met so many wonderful restauranteurs and waiters. The people of Oliva are serenely calm folk and their way of life is incredibly enviable. It was so cheap too.
I could not believe it. A beer and a tapa of jamon and bread with olive oil for example was a crazy 1 euro 50….
The fish was delectable and we ate a lot. Anyway, here is a montage of shots of food and life where we stayed.
First day shopping at the local supermarket -Mercadona – I could live in this shop!! – 5 -yes, 5 ladies on the fish counter alone! Our local supermarket here struggles to provide one! And this is about 4 times the size of my local fish counter – and we are an island!!
And so much choice it took my breath away…
and squid a plenty…
Click on the next picture to get the full panorama of this haven….
And then a little more! …swordfish with pan fried octopus…stunning…
.…and we all adore the pimentos padrón.
Refreshing desserts too….
All washed down with a variety of beverages from ice cold rosé…to cava…to one of my favourite beers…Estrella from Barcelona…as well as mojitos, martinis and dessert wines!
And as well as all the fabulous array of food…I will miss my pool!
And I bet you are thinking ..why has he not mentioned anything about the classic
Well, I had an amazing one at a truly wonderful restaurant called Ca Fran…but that meal and restaurant deserves a post of its own…so hang fire…it is on its way!