The first time I really visited Spain, back in August 2005, my first impression was that the Spanish only eat tapas! Since then I have visited Spain 2-4 times a year and I have realised that it is not really true. We usually only have tapas if we go to Zaragoza to see some friends or O’s sister, or before [the late] lunch on a Sunday with O’s father in the village while O’s mother is back home preparing the meal.
However, last weekend when I visited Sevilla (ok, Seville in English) with three of my best French girlfriends, we definitely only had tapas during our 2,5 days in Andalucía. Before showing you some beautiful views of the city, I thought that I would share some photos of the food we had:
First tapas stop: The olives are not representative of the ones we ate the rest of the time in Sevilla – these ones were much bigger and not at all as tasty as the small, dark green and crushed (!) olives we were served in the other tapas bars. We didn’t much care for the local dry white wine (almost like sherry), manzanilla (not to be confused with camomile tea, I have no idea how to not confuse the two as it is the same word for both the wine and tea! There is also a typ of green olive that seems to be called manzanilla!?)
Tapas stop No 2: The best tapas place – we chose it because of all the old locals! And we were not mistaken. French C absolutely loved her “pulpo gallego” and we met a friendly old lady who welcomed us to “su tierra”
Conclusion: In Sevilla the tapas are delicious and quite cheap!