Marbella for Lunch

Trip Start Mar 02, 2013
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Trip End Apr 06, 2013


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

We drove back to Marbella today to check out the beach area and of course I was on the lookout for George Clooney. No luck today! There were a lot more tourists as we are now in the middle of Easter Celebrations so families have holidays, most of the week, until Sunday! There are still no obvious crowds.

Marbella is one of Europe's most exclusive holiday resorts, frequented by royalty and film stars, so where was George? Part of the Costa del Sol which runs between Gibraltar and Malaga, this city is quite stylish and I think too expensive! No shopping here! We went to Puerto Banús, which has apparently, quite an ostentatious marina. We saw fishing boats and walked along the boardwalk but did not make it to the "ostentatious" part! We walked the beach part, another day we will go to the port...that is where George must be, but his home apparently, according to the press, is on one of the mountains. Houses look pretty nice up there, with all of those private roads and iron gates! Oh and the guards.....not going to be easy!

After lunch It was grocery shopping day, preparing for our last 10 days. Before we pick up Kate and Chris in Malaga we will go to the market to get our fresh produce.

Our lunch today was our dinner, when in Spain.....we went to a restaurant that had a menu celebrating asparagus. Asparagus is in season now. I had a fabulously silky soup, "Sopa de Espárragos a la Crema" that was divine, a few drops of olive oil were splashed on top. Tony had "Revuetto de Espárragos un poquito picante" Scrambled eggs with asparagus, a little spicy. He said the eggs were perfectly scrambled, the asparagus al denté, the spice just right using only black pepper, and of course there was a drizzle of olive oil. Olive Oil is drizzled on everything, or truffle oil.

Tony could not pass up the Osso Bucco and I continued with "Espárragos Blancos con Lomo de Ternera a la Parilla" - White Asparagus with Grilled Galician Veal Loin. We were assured this would be the right amount for both of us but it was way too much food. BUT oh so good!

On the "asparagus" menu were other great combos like white and green asparagus risotto, white and green asparagus in vinaigrette with poached salmon (almost went for that). There were two dishes using the asparagus with new baby potatoes, one boiled and one with a gratin with Parmesan cheese, and of course a favourite here, one dish with their Parma hams. It all looked good!

We waddled out of there through the hustle and bustle of the restaurant, stumbled on to two other restaurants Tony researched, he was pleased as punch. He loves researching restaurants as much as he loves to eat at them! Happy for him, I gave him a pat on the back and THEN I saw it, George's car parked right beside ours....do you think?

Take care,

Janie
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Karen on

We eat with our eyes first so your meals must be delicious! Keep them coming!

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