Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Visitors provide perfect excuse for trip to Cadaques
We did enjoy breaking our routine to welcome friends from White Rock. It was a very quick trip but we did visit Cadaques, the picturesque village where Dali and many others painted. Since our friends are real foodies we went to Compartir for lunch. Compartir is the restaurant run by three chefs who worked at El Bulli, which was touted as the best restaurant in the world for many years before the chef, Ferran retired.
We decided to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful day. The whole idea of Compartir is that you share, thus the name Compartir, which means exactly that in Spanish. Our lunch began with a glass of apple calvados with a lovely foam on top. I must say that it went down very easily.
We continued along the coast to Port Ligat and Dali's house. Unfortunately, we had lingered too long over lunch as the last tour was full for the day. Back in the car, we continued to the Cap de Creus, the easternmost point on the Iberian peninsula. I always love the drive through the giant rocks with their strange, eerie shapes.
It was time to return back to the Nautica for a glass of cava, enjoying the view over the marina. We arrived back home just in time to watch a full moon slowly conjure itself from the mountain facing the house, a perfect start to a laughter filled evening.