Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday market in Llanca

Wednesday morning took us to the enlarged Llanca market right in the town. What a treat! There were numerous fruit and veggie stalls stacked high with every kind of tomato imaginable....some strung up on hooks, very fresh nectarines, peaches and plums. My favourites were the tiny but perfect plums and greengages. As well as these stalls, there were other stalls selling cured ham, sausages and many kinds of cheese. As if this wasn't enough, there were a couple of aisles of clothing of every shape and colour ... lots of linen ... with excellent prices.

With our marketing finished we walked around town only to discover a wonderful cafeteria in an incredibly tranquil oasis of shade trees and colourful potted plants. The tables are set a good distance apart with fine gravel for flooring. We perused the tapas menu and decided we'd return soon. Part of the area is actually a restaurant, which opens at eight for dinner. It is so unusual we asked about it's history. Apparently it started in the seventies as a place to see flamenco, while in the eighties it became a disco. Finally, in the nineties it was transformed into Pati Blanc, the lovely spot we found today. We will be back.

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