I tend to refer to apple-filled delights as ‘apple pies’, or even a more generic term such as ‘cake’, which covers a multitude of sins, but technically I think it should be ‘apple tart’ based upon painstakingly extensive five-second research.
Quite a few places closed for holidays at the moment, or were just closed on the day we went out in search of a steak. Ended up at Paco Mari in calle Gloria which I had only previously tried for their (very good) Menu del Día.
There was plenty of snow on the hills and rain in the air on Tuesday and in the middle of the afternoon down came the wet stuff. Time to find a suitable place for a late lunch, which turned out to be Virgil Restaurant in Plaza de Andalucia in Castellar de la Frontera.
Lunch in Ronda was a tapas affair at Las Campinas in Plaza del Socorro. Many places in Ronda serve mixed tapas – often 10 tapas for between €9 and €12.50.
A glorious day down by the beach with calm seas and quite a few people on the sand and in the sea. I decided to stop off at Chiringuito Torrecilla 3 for a nice, cool beer and a spot of lunch. I opted for a bacon sandwich as being reasonably light but filling a gap. Well…
I decided to call this one ‘5 a Day in a Dinghy’, a delightful pastry filled with fruits. Salvador bakery, €2.50 for coffee and pastry.
‘Local Produce’ or ‘Artisan’ has really expanded in the past couple of years, new places opening all the time and one of the latest being on calle El Barrio. They don’t all make it but at least they are giving it a go.
Tea Brack and Muffin, not a legal firm but a couple of snacks. Tea Brack is an Irish fruitcake which can be served cold or toasted and with or without butter.
Restaurant Avalon, attached to the Hotel Avalon, is located on a small hilltop at the entrance to Urbanisation Punta Lara in Nerja and affords magnificent views of the hills and the coastline.
It was the first time I had seen a peanutty cake in Anahi, Puerta del Mar, so just had to try it. Very creamy top layer with whole – well, half – peanuts embedded in it, very tasty and very filling as one might expect.