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Pilgrim Menu

Ybotrock

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Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let everyone know that this site has been extremely helpful in regards to planning our Camino. So, thanks to everyone!

I had a quick question about the Pilgrim Menus offered along the trail. I have recently run into some stomach issues and I am on a restricted diet. Can anyone offer up some examples of what may be included? We will be walking from Leon to Santiago starting next week. I am sure the food changes by region and I am sure that there is quite a bit of variation, but any information would help.

Thanks!
Toby
 
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I did my Camino in 2006 and mostly had pilgrims menus, if you look at my blog on this site, you will get descriptions of the meals, I tend to write about food quite a bit! Usually they are 3 course meals, usually 3 or so choices per course, simple peasant food and I did not once have tummy problems. At the start garlic soup seemed to feature as an entree, trout as a main and dessert was often creme caramel or yoghurt or fruit or some sort of tart. There was usually pasta as an option for entree and mains were a piece of meat, chicken or fish. Wine was included in the menu. Sometimes I cooked, because I craved greens, which tended to be relatively rare on the menu.Breakfast for me was usually coffee and croissant and for lunch I had boccadilla/ a french bread sandwich, frittata or tuna salad. Hope this helps, Gitti
 

elzi

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I would advise trying to cook your own meals if you are on a restricted diet and have stomach problems. You can generally find albergues with kitchens along the route.
 

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As a vegetarian, I often opted for the menu del dia rather than the menu de peregrino. There was always something I could order and usually it cost less than the 10 euro pilgrims' menu.
 

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Depending on what your dietary restrictions are, most places can be accomodating to your needs. I have found traveling with a vegetarian for a bit, it was easy for him to get what he needed. If you are a vegan or gluten intolerant, then you may have some problems finding what you need. I fluctuate between the menu del dia and the pilgrim's menu. I find the amount of food in the menu del dia to be good and the pilgrim's menus to have HUGE portions and it's too much for me.
 
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Ybotrock

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Thanks for responding! I appreciate your time.

One more question: What is the biggest difference between the Pigrim Menu and the Menu Del Dia?
 

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The pilgrim menu is a set menu for a set price - 3 courses, sometimes soup or salad: fish, chicken or other meat and chips: ice cream, a piece of fruit or a flan, with bread and a bottle of wine or water.
The menú del día, menu of the day is similar, also with a set price, but you can often have several options for the starter and the main meal. If you don't drink wine (like me!) you can have a soft drink instead. Water, bread and a desert are also offered.
 

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sillydoll said:
The pilgrim menu is a set menu for a set price - 3 courses, sometimes soup or salad: fish, chicken or other meat and chips: ice cream, a piece of fruit or a flan, with bread and a bottle of wine or water.
The menú del día, menu of the day is similar, also with a set price, but you can often have several options for the starter and the main meal. If you don't drink wine (like me!) you can have a soft drink instead. Water, bread and a desert are also offered.
Hi Sillydoll could you please translate the menu board????thanks
 
Here's my attempt at that menu:

1 Lasagne with beef
2vegetable stew, bit like ratatouille
3 Peas with Ham?
4 stew with white beans potatoes and pork
5 stuffed veal?
6 Tuna with tomatoes
7 Pork chop
8 a Stew which includes tripe
9 Veal steak
Somebody with a better grasp of Spanish might provide a better version.
 
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The Spanish are really carnivorous!!

Here is a menu from a little pavement cafe just around the corner from the Cathedral in Santiago.
This is the menu of the house and it also has choices.



And if you don't feel like paying 10 euro, you can choose something from the Platos Combinados menu, which is what I often did.
 

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