27 marzo 2011

La canción de la semana #259

...is Lágrimas Mexicanas, from the new album by Vinicius Cantuária and Bill Frisell.

19 marzo 2011

07 marzo 2011

Restaurante Le Provençal

Calle Isaac Peral, 61, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Who goes to Spain to eat in a Provençal restaurant? As it happens, I do.

One sunny day July last year, I was walking along Calle Isaac Peral in Corralejo. I saw an unpretentious tapas bar which I thought could be worth exploring at some point. At that precise moment, however, I was looking for a peluquería so I walked by.

Some four months later, I found myself at the very same corner. The tapas bar was apparently shut down.

Last week, to my surprise, I found the place re-open and re-named. (By now you should have guessed that I hang in Corralejo a lot.) I saw a group of French-speaking people already sitting there, so I decided to give it a try.

I was greeted by its charming and attentive owner. (She speaks fluent English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. How is that?) Here's what I had:
  • Starter: gazpacho Andaluz. I have to admit this was the best gazpacho I've had so far.
  • Main: fish of the day was moray eel, pan-fried with herb sauce. I never tasted this fish before. It was delicious. However, it has many fine bones, so be extra careful, especially if you like to chat during your meal!
  • Dessert: Tarte Tatin with cream. Yummy, but next time I will have it with ice cream. Must be even yummier, n'est-ce pas?
That means, there definitely will be next time!

05 marzo 2011

La canción de la semana #256

After attending couple of sevillana classes in Corralejo (which were good fun; shame I have to go tomorrow!) I just can't get this one out of my head: Pasa la vida by Albahaca.

Pasa la vida, pasa la vida

Pasa la vida
Y no has notado que has vivido cuando
Pasa la vida
Y no has notado que has vivido cuando
Pasa la vida

Pasa la vida
Tus ilusiones y tus bellos sueños
Todo se olvida
Tus ilusiones y tus bellos sueños
Todo se olvida

Pasa la vida
Igual que pasa la corriente
Del río cuando busca el mar
Y yo camino indiferente
Allí donde me quieran llevar
(Full lyrics here)