The first set of photos is from Rome.
We ate gelato
every day in Rome. I didn't order dessert at the restaurants, but dd typically did. She had tiramisu
, cheesecake, and chocolate cake. Sorry, I didn't snap any photos, they were gone too quickly for that.
Sorry this is blurry, but it made me laugh was I was walking by and I was trying not to disturb the diners with my picture taking. We had bad luck with the food in Rome. The restaurants recommended in the guidebook were nonexistent, or unfindable
, or something. We ended up eating a lot of bad tourist food. The best meal was the first night we got there, in the hotel restaurant.
This is gnocchi with a tomato, mozzarella and basil sauce, and it was pretty good. They charged me an extra 2 Euros for the dish because the gnocchi was fresh. ???
had. He didn't comment either way.
. The pasta dishes are supposed to be a first course, between the appetizer and the main course, but I always ordered mine as a main course. I don't see how anyone can eat 4 or 5 courses. . .
These photos are from Barcelona. They seem to use a lot of olives there, so dd wasn't a fan. I loved it.Caprese
salad. They give you bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to put on it. Yum.
This was an appetizer from a tapas place in Barcelona. It had fish and olives on the bread. Tasty, but a bit strong.
Bread with tomato juice and olive oil with a dish of olives on the side. A very popular appetizer.
The Iberian ham is a big deal here. I had some at the hotel restaurant, along with some fruit (pineapple and kiwi), just fabulous. This at the Boqueria
Bad photo, but the best meal I had in Spain. Chicken with apples at a restaurant with the menu in Catalan. Dd is taking Spanish and I wanted her to help me with the menus, but neither of us could figure this one out. The nice waiter translated. She ate a wonderful cheesecake here for dessert. Oh, and we had Tortilla Espana
, which is potatoes and onions cooked like an omelet in scrambled eggs. Very delicious.
This is a pizza dd had at a really touristy stand in Barcelona. She liked it just fine.
I had this paella at the same place, and it was just plain bad. Okay, I was starving and I ate most of it anyway, but this was definitely my worst meal in Barcelona. Wish I had time to seek out a better place to have this dish.
So, that's the overview. I really didn't take the time to research the restaurant situation, we played it by ear, so we ended up with a few not so great meals. Maybe another time when I'm not focused on the sightseeing I can focus more on food.