Day 1, at Helder and Silvia's house, we had my absolute favorite meal of the entire trip. A shout out to Helder, Silvia, Hakan, Nuria, Veronica (who am I forgetting?) for preparing this unforgettable meal! Thank you! Actually, to call it a meal is inappropriate. It was a feast. We had the freshest sashimi, octopus, land snails, sea snails, blood sausage, jamón (ham), salads, olives, cheeses, home-made aioli, home-made sour dough bread, almonds, beers and wine, coffee, tea, chocolate cake ... I'm sure I've forgotten a few things. We had so much food that it took several hours to eat.
Day 2 - I have no idea where we went. All I remember now is that we walked miles through crowds, fireworks, beautiful lights displays, fire crackers, and finally we got to sit down and eat.
|Shrimp (tempura style) dipped in some kind of sweet white sauce|
|Bacon and beans?|
|Pork cheeks in a reduced red wine sauce with home-made potate chips... wow!|
I must say I really really really enjoyed the street food there especially the buñuelos, fried dough balls.
You dipped the buñuelos in a thick not-too-sweet hot chocolate and it's just delicioso!
|Bruce's hand (Thank you, Bruce!)|
We did more walking and stopped at a wine house for a snack.
|Cheese platter with jam and dried fruits|
Day 3 - In Valencia, you must try their famous paella, a Valencian rice dish. We walked and walked and walked and finally arrived L'encert for the real deal, Valencian paella.
|The very awesome Vilynx team!|
|Lightly grilled foie gras served medium rare with jam|
Two hours later... we got what we came here for. It was worth the wait!