Today we ate lunch at El Tossal in Valencia. We began with a gazpacho sorbet sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt. The starters were calamari coated with a tempura batter that was made using the squid ink giving it a dense sea flavor in addition to a deep black color and a bowl of clams steeped on a broth heavy with chunks of garlic and lemon. The main dish was a large skillet of rice with darkish rooms and langoustines. Finally we had dishes of spring fresh strawberries with a scoop of homemade ice cream.
The restaurant has a wall in its cellar room that dates back to the time of the Moors in Spain. As a historical artifact, they are not allowed to touch it so they have incorporated the wall into the architecture.
Now it's time for a siesta to re-energize ourselves for the parties tonight!
|Arroz with Langostine|
|Women's Restroom with Moorish wall! Cool way to make a protected artifact part of the decor!!|
|Clams with Lemon and Garlic|