Friday, January 8, 2010

First Taste of Tapas!

Sorry I have gotten a little behind on the blogging since everything has been SO busy since classes started! Yesterday I wasn't feeling well but today I finally feel fully over my jet lag! Took longer than I thought.

I'm going to pick up where I left off. After the Three Kings Day Parade (tuesday night) we were a little hungry so we went out for Tapas. Spanish for "small plate," Tapas restaurants are very popular in Spain and particularly Barcelona. One thing to not is that although we ate around 9:30 this is a common dinner time for people here. Lunch is the main meal which people eat around 1-3 pm, and dinner is usually around 8-10 pm and is smaller portions such as Tapas. It hasn't been that difficult to get used to because usually our days are so busy that we aren't ready for dinner until later.

We ordered two bottles of wine for the table which was very cheap, and each set of room mates ordered two Tapas plates. The waiter looked at us like we were crazy! We realized that these small plates are VERY small. There was a table of three men next to us who ordered around 12 plates. We had 6 for 6 girls! But it worked out fine because we weren't very hungry. It was delicious and the best part was the the menu had pictures and an accompanying guide which was in English! Thank goodness, because our waiter did not speak very good English. Overall the Tapas was a perfect ending to a wonderful night!

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