Sunday, February 3, 2013
This must be the time when a number of restaurants make changes to their menu. When we had lunch at La Comisaría the other day, Anna told us that as of tomorrow there would be an entirely new menu and most of the dishes that we have come to know and love will disappear. I think the only holdovers will be the chupa chups de langostinos and the tomates tres texturas. It seems that the menu of the day Monday through Wednesday will consist of six tapas and a beverage for 15 Euros. Of course, we will have to try it out.
Jordi is also making major changes to his menu. We found that out yesterday when we had lunch at Carosel and what a lunch it was. The highlight was an absolutely incredible arroz al horno personally delivered to our table by Jordi himself. Nobody at the moments is will to talk about the menu changes so I guess we will have to return and find out for ourselves.
Susan was to meet with Juanjo on Friday evening to continue his English lessons, but he needed to cancel because someone was coming by to take a look at the motorcycle he was selling. That being the case, I jumped on line to see if there were any symphony tickets available for that evening. I was fortunate enough to find two excellent seats in the tenth row. We grabbed a cab a little before 7:00 and we were in our seats at 7:20. The first half of the program featured a work by Alban Berg entitled Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The soloist was Frank Peter Zimmerman whose performance was awarded with four curtain calls. The second half of the program was Anton Bruckner’s Symphony Number 5 in B Flat Major. It is one of the longest symphonic pieces that I have ever sat through. It lasts for almost seventy-five minutes and it is most demanding on all the string players.
When we exited the Palau it was close to 10:00 and we decided that we would visit iDon and have a pizza. We were fortunate enough to get one of the last few vacant tables and were pleased to discover that they now have their act together and that service is much smoother and attentive. Susan and I shared some mozzarella di bufala, a very different and tasty caponata, and a pizza capricciosa. The pizza was right on target and the crust was perfect. Our cab left us at our front door at midnight and we were in bed soon after.