Tuesday, March 17, 2015
With appointments checked off, time for a memorable lunch
The next day happened to be our 20th wedding anniversary and we had decided to celebrate with lunch at our favourite restaurant, El Compartir, in Cadaques. The three chefs here all learned their trade at the famous El Bulli. Everything is beautifully presented and always tastes delicious. Compartir means “to share” and that is what we did. First of all we had the welcome drink, apple juice and gin with a foamy top, tasting a bit like sherbet. Our starters consisted of lovely little sardines with fennel and eucalyptus, followed by poached eggs with foamed potato and truffle foam in a little bowl. Then we moved on to scallops meunière with mushrooms and Parmesan. The scallops really were out of this world. Finally, turbot Thai style with a green salad with padron peppers and peanuts and a spicy Thai dressing on the fish. For dessert we had something called an omelette surprise which turned out to be soft meringue covering little bits of biscotti, mango, pineapple and blueberry coulis. Our second dessert was chocolate bonbons with a wonderful blackberry sorbet. We were warned to eat the bonbons whole as they had a liquid centre that explodes in your mouth. It was a perfect meal topped off with a tasty short espresso and a long walk along the front.