A memorable meal
A memorable meal
It was years ago, but I still remember it well. I had gone to call on a friend, who at the time, lived in San Sebastian. On one of her days off, we decided to spend the day in the little island of Getaria off the beach of San Sebastian called "La Concha".
We took a bus that took us to Zarautz and then a small boat to the island.
Apart from spending a leisure day, swimming in the beach and strolling about the place, our main aim was to have lunch in Getaria.
This place is popular for their grilled sea breams and ttheir "txakoli" wine to go with the fish.
Along the main streets, there are countless of restaurants showing their grills outside. They are very popular ones where the main luxury is a memorable meal.
We chose one which is quite close to the pier -a spacious dining room with wooden, large tables and long benches.
The waitress approached to us to take our order which was going to be a grilled sea bream. "They're quite big ones today." she said as she wrote on her notebook. "That'll be fine!" we exclaimed almost in unison. We, of course, ordered for a bottle of "txakoli" wine, which is in fact a rough wine, but goes very well with fish, especially the sea bream and cod.
The waitress brought us the fish and it was indeed a big one. The enormous sea bream filled a big tray surrounded by sliced and grilled potatoes. "There", she said, "See if you can have it all!"
We could. After one piece of the fish with few potatoes and bits of the mixed salad that we'd also ordered, that big fish disappeared from the tray. I don't know their recipe, but it was simply delicious -so well grilled with oil and black pepper. It is true that the best meals are the simple ones, but masterly cooked. Needless to say that the "txakoli" wine went down very well too till the last drop.
After our meal, we went to the rocks to have a nap as it was rather hot and we were too full to stroll about.
After the nap, we still had a chance to have a dip in the crystal clear beach and a stroll in this island that is known as the "mouse of Getaria", because it really looks a mouse when it's watched from a distance. Afterwards, we took our boat back t San Sebastian.
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