Seville, Spain and Canary Islands
Of course there is always the list of ‘recommended’ restaurants in travel books and on Trip Advisor. One is La Brunilda, and yesterday I went to try it out. And today. And maybe tomorrow….
Its silly busy, mainly with tourists. It opens from 1-430 and 830-1130. I was in line when it opened at 1 and it wasn’t a problem, but I read that in the evening you would want to be there earlier.
And it is good. The trouble with eating solo is that I have to limit how many dishes I order at one time, so it is going to take me longer to work through the menu.
Yesterday I had the ‘Tataki de atun con couscous y verdures’ (seared tuna with warm spiced couscous). Tuna was amazing but the couscous was particularly good as they didn’t overcook it and had sprinkled sea salt on so it was crunchy too.
I also had the ‘Presa iberica con balatas glaseadas, cream de idiazabal’ (pork sirloin with seasoned sweet potatoes and cheese sauce) . Presentation was gorgeous but it just seemed to need a little more oomph.
Today I had the ‘Risoto de Idiazabel y setas’ (mushroom risotto) which was unbelievably creamy and delicious.
I also had the ‘Confit de pato con crema de zanahoria especiada y pistachios’ (duck confit with carrot creme and roasted pistachios). Very good!
I’ve read the octopus and seared foie gras are ‘must tries’, but there are more other recommended places to hit now I recovered from my cold and can taste again, though I’m finding the food in Spain to be a bit on the bland side – think my taste buds are fried from hot and spicy!