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Who's Kitchen Rules? A bit of Fun

Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#1
OK don't take this too seriously OK ;)
The aim is not to cause arguments or to have self proclaimed 'foodies' try to educate us on what a good meal really is :rolleyes:

It's just a place to share some of the great Camino meals you've had.
And it's about the meal, not the fact that you had a great 'sing song' or met your soul mate over a bottle of vino ;)

Now, a word of warning. I don't think we should take the responses as 'recommendations'.
Meal experiences can quickly change. New owners, new chef, changed menu.
So let the 'buyer beware' !

For example, one of the worst meals we had on the CF this year, was in a restaurant in SdC that is regarded as one of the best in town! I can tell you the tinned spaghetti bolognese in the CR just past O Cebreiro tasted better!
We found out later that the Chef was away, and the owner was cooking that night :eek:

So, just saying...........

So that all ranges of meals and venues get an objective ranking, how about we score them?

Perhaps when posting a picture of a favourite meal we (the OP) could give the meal a score out of 50.

0-10 on:

Taste/Flavour
Quality of Ingredients
Presentation
Value for money
Ambience, surroundings, pleasantness of venue staff (to be objective, the score should not relate to your dining companions)

May the meal begin :)
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#2
Here's my first 'entry'. A truly memorable meal.

Location: Vega de Valcarce
Venue: Las Rocas (CR)

A Pilgrim's Menu.

8 Taste/Flavour
8 Quality of Ingredients
8 Presentation
10 Value for money
8 Ambience, surroundings, pleasantness of venue staff

Total 42.

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances , St Jean Pied de Port - Finisterra May/ June 2017
Le Puy en Velay - Ales May 2018
#3
Another ' Robo ' enjoying a meal at Foncebadon 2017 .
Enough meat to feed the greater cats at the Melbourne Zoo.
As far as ratings go they are fairly evident in the expression on Rob's face .
By the way despite appearances he is a very quiet , respectful and thoughtful fellow . Foncebadon Rob at dinner.jpg
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#5
Location: Hospital de Órbigo.
Venue: Hostal Don Suero de Quiñones

A La Carte Menu.

8 Taste/Flavour
8 Quality of Ingredients
8 Presentation
8 Value for money
8 Ambience, surroundings, pleasantness of venue staff

Total score 40.

 

Felipe

Veteran Member
#8
I liked very much the Restaurant Sidrería Casa Armendariz, in Viana. Basque peasant food, specialized in beef steak and lamb with mushrooms, good bread and wine. I discover it because a local señor recommended it, when he saw we were hesitant about a good place.
A "sidreria" is a place that sells cider, locally produced.
Navarro Villoslada 15 (that's the main street), Viana.
A bit of general advice about restaurants: in villages, it is common that restaurants have a bar in the entry, with local men talking vehemently about politics or if Real Madrid is better than Barcelona. It is generally a very masculine thing. Don't be afraid, they are polite with strangers and respectful with women, and the restaurants is just behind the bar, with many families enjoying a good meal.
 

truenorthpilgrim

"Adventure is Worthwhile" - Aesop
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances (2016)
C. Finesterre (2016)
#10
I liked very much the Restaurant Sidrería Casa Armendariz, in Viana. Basque peasant food, specialized in beef steak and lamb with mushrooms, good bread and wine. I discover it because a local señor recommended it, when he saw we were hesitant about a good place.
A "sidreria" is a place that sells cider, locally produced.
Navarro Villoslada 15 (that's the main street), Viana.
A bit of general advice about restaurants: in villages, it is common that restaurants have a bar in the entry, with local men talking vehemently about politics or if Real Madrid is better than Barcelona. It is generally a very masculine thing. Don't be afraid, they are polite with strangers and respectful with women, and the restaurants is just behind the bar, with many families enjoying a good meal.
A bit of an aside, but I discovered one of my favorite things in Spain was watching the older local men sidle up to the bar with their newspapers, nipping back their coffee and gossiping, saying good morning to each other. Loved it.
 
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truenorthpilgrim

"Adventure is Worthwhile" - Aesop
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances (2016)
C. Finesterre (2016)
#11
I don’t know if it was because I was at the end of my Camino but I admit having the BEST burger in Santiago, 3 times in as many days. It’s the little cafe across and before the pilgrims office. I drooled over the Galician beef and the thin slice of bacon. Paired with a beer and fries and I was a happy gal.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2017
#12
Albergue Suseia in Zubiri. I kid you not. One of the top three meals on the camino. Owners are gourmet chefs and take turns cooking. Fabulous salad, followed by a fresh gazpacho, a polenta to die for and finally a lemon yogurt whip something that was sublime. We still talk about that meal.
 

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