I’ve had a few days of mediocre “pilgrim menus”, in which I typically have either salad or lentils, following by a fried piece of meat and french fries. At about €10, it is good value in terms of calories per Euro, and it is widely available from 7:00 or 7:30 pm to meet the hungry pilgrim demand. However, I couldn’t stand the idea of another such meal today.
I had to wait, STARVING, until my chosen restaurant (Apostal, in Cacabelos) opened at 8:30 pm. Of course I was the first customer there. The owner was friendly and gave me a hard time about my average of only 20 km/day on the Camino. At least, I think he was teasing me. (One can’t be sure of these things in a foreign language with a person you’ve never met before.)
For €18, I ate grilled peppers, a sort of eggplant parmigiana, lemon cream (no pic), and half a bottle of local red wine. I left the other half on the table. Delicious! The restaurant was starting to fill when I left at 9:30 pm.
Dinner is an important part of Camino life! So is breakfast. And lunch. And snacks.