Filipinos adapted a lot from the Spaniards. It's a good thing that we didn't adapt the long lunch hours, otherwise we'll be starving for hours. Mama Cash, a true blue Spaniard, shared that the natives usually have extended lunch hours. Lunch is usually around 2pm. And it is the biggest meal of the day, not breakfast. Spaniards love to eat their meals late, dinner usually starts around 9 or 10. But not to worry, most of the homes got a huge jamon hooked up in the kitchen to tide you over.
Allow me to share with you what we had for lunch:
|To begin our delectable luncheon, we had heavenly BRUSCHETTAS (toasted bread topped with diced tomatoes, portobello mushrooms and pieces of ham)|
I love the bruschettas up to the last bite! Yum!
A variety of COLD CUTS for starters
A hot and hearty garlic-based soup for the soul
The famous PAELLA VALENCIANA. A colorful array of saffron rice, crab claws, shellfish and chicken! Yum!
The CATCH of the day: superb fillet!
SALPICADO, can be served with or without rice.
OSSO BUCCO: an Italian staple. A stewed beef dish served with risotto and a hint of blue cheese
Introducing the house specialty, BEEF CASSEROLE