I have made it my mission today to embrace Spanish cuisine but to try and avoid the Fritatta, the fallback dish for anything without meat! With such great produce here I don't understand why you don't seem to see any in the cafes and restaurants, maybe they are saving the best stuff for home use. Unfortunately if you decide to have a cold glass of something refreshing, you all know what I'm talking about, the tapas ensues.
Despite my anti-fritatta stance I have had to buckle and accepted a very small piece, I like to think of it as a pre-lunch.
We managed to find a restaurant that catered for vegans and vegetarians and not just with fritatta.
There was a large Buddha standing to greet you in the restaurant. It was a calm and tranquil place after cacophony of Santiago on a Saturday, full of eager pilgrims on there way to the Cathedral.
I had the Chickpea stew and my brother had a Gazpacho, the photos don't really do it justice, apologies, I am working with a phone camera!
The white wine we had was lovely, a local white and the last of the batch!
Rissotto was the main dish and very nice it was too, not a fritatta in sight. I thought the dishes they served them in unusual and perhaps not the best choice, maybe more suited to fritatta!
So enthusiastic of the non typical food that I forgot to photograph the dessert, a sort of salted caramel mouse, hence the empty plate.
We are staying in the Pension Fonseca, a really nice place across from the Cathedral.
Interesting enough the noise tonight will be from the restaurant and bars below. The revellers will be going on to the early hours.