Monday, January 6, 2014

Our first chocolatada

This evening we went to our first "chocolatada", which you might call a chocolate party in English, at the home of one of our neighbours. We were invited for 6 o'clock but had no idea what to expect. Anything to do with chocolate just had to be good.

There were several guests there when we arrived with a few more arriving after us. Fortunately, most people spoke English and wanted to practice it. Soon afterwards a huge pan of very thick hot chocolate was placed on the table and ladled into cups and finished with a dollop of creme fraiche. Now we chose either a ladyfingers or some pastry to dip in the chocolate. My, it was delicious. This special hot chocolate was made from chocolate from the town of Vic, orange zest, cinnamon and some pepper or salt. We weren't sure about that but it didn't matter.

It was a fun evening, where we met the mysterious wife of a man we meet quite often in the village. He is always without her but talks about her. She is Spanish and not Scottish as we thought. Other guests found out who we were, since we all take Kundalini yoga from the same instructor and they knew about us. Some people we recognized and now can put a face to a name.

We also learned that the pizza restaurant in Selva del Mar now has an Italian chef. You can have a meal and go dancing for 10€ every Saturday night in the village. We also learned where to eat authentic cuisine in our village. All in all it was a very enjoyable and informative evening.

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