The Fritatta Edition

Day 10

 Breakfast

Breakfast

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. 

 Something cold

Something cold

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.

 Fritatta.

Fritatta.

We managed to find a restaurant  that catered for vegans and vegetarians and not just with fritatta. 

 Buddha 

Buddha 

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.

 Chickpea stew.

Chickpea stew.

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!

 Local wine.

Local wine.

The white wine we had was lovely, a local white and the last of the batch!  

 Risotto.

Risotto.

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.

 Empty dessert plate.

Empty dessert plate.

We are staying  in the Pension Fonseca, a really nice place across from the Cathedral.

 Pension Fonseca

Pension Fonseca

Interesting enough the noise tonight will be from the restaurant and bars below. The revellers will be going on to the early hours.