Buen Camino! Sobremesa in Spain, Walking to Santiago de Compostela

Hi everybody! Sobremesa in Spain will be on a bit of a vacation. Well, by vacation I refer to days off from the blog, the emails and personal projects, but not such a holiday if you consider walking 35 kilometers a day a "light workout." Yes, Antonio and I will be walking our way through Galicia this Semana Santa (Holy Week/Easter break) hoping to reach our goal of entering the Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, and claiming our certificates for completing the pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St James.

The Foods of Santiago de Compostela and Galicia

Once there, we know that we will be eating well, as Galicia is known for having some of the best seafood in Spain. I'm personally looking forward to the pulpo (boiled octupus), as well as the tarta de Santiago (a yeast-free and often wheat-free sweet almond cake). Another typical meal is the mariscada, or seafood feast, which if you can find the freshest and most popular place (follow the locals or ask your host) is a huge amount of offerings; clams, lobster, cockles and mussels. As for drinking, be sure to get your hands on a bottle of Albariño or Ribeiro wine, typical white wines from the Galician region.

Additionaly, we will certainly be stopping by Abastos 2.0 to visit Iago and Marcos and see their new restaurant opening. Always a treat when in Santiago, fresh produce, cooked to order and chosen from the market next door. You can read more about my first experience at Abastos 2.0 last October here.

Buen camino to all!


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