Last weekend some friends came to stay and on Saturday night (after another lunch at Domèstic) we went to watch the Catalan Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, Willy and the Poorboys. Someone spiked our drinks with alcohol, so on Sunday we stumbled down to the beach for restoration.
We went to Banys La Gavina, a bar and restaurant on the beach, with a walled outdoor garden and sea view. We’d been here for drinks back in July and it’s a pleasant spot to watch the boats go by…
Being Sunday, there’s no menú del día, so we were on a regular beach menu. There were a few standards that took our fancy…
We ordered 6 croquetas (which were excellent) and 3 had gone, in a flash, before my camera could get to them.
The paella was very good,
but fideuá was the star. For those unfamiliar, fieuá is a paella like dish, where the rice is replace by short pasta (vermicelli), which when cooked correctly stands up straight in the paella (the metal dish that paella takes it’s name from).
By this time we were drinking Honeymoon wine with Oli and all our hangovers were cured!
As you can see, we weren’t taking any prisoners.
As per usual, I had a carajillo de cognac to finish my lunch.
As the afternoon wore on, we went inside for one last drink…
There was a lovely local family function taking place, which added a little sparkle to our day.
When Jonas and friends left, Oli and I went outside for the real final drink
and to watch the sun setting over Barcelona, 30 miles down the coast.
Banys La Gavina is at: Passeig Manel Puigvert | Lado Campo de Futbol, 08370 Calella, Barcelona.