Wonderful food, great scenery

Being on holiday does gives one permission to binge on food! We had lunch at a fancy restaurant called Can Fabes at Sant Celoni in Catalonia. A good 45- minute drive from our hotel. Grand and lovely seven course lunch (maybe there were more!). Alyona and I could do justice but not the kids. Can Fabes is recipient of 3 Michelin stars. We enjoyed some ravioli and pea soup. Kriti has every reason to burn off all the extra calories with her training that followed in the evening. It was a different venue called Calella (locals call it ‘Caleya’), a seaside town that has an ancient lighthouse overlooking it. Alyona commented she was transported to her Enid Blyton stories looking at the lighthouse!

We were a big bunch of people as there are other kids too training with Kriti and the twelve of us, kids and parents, drove down in a bus. Lovely scenes, lush green, along the way.

Saturday night we finally got the tickets for the famous Spanish Flamenco Show at the Castello Medival. Colourful to say the least…and very energetic dance sequences.
First they had some horse show and fights that were true Hindi movie style, a live band came on to play and last of all the Flamenco Show. As tomorrow Kriti does not have training, so going to Roses ( a place which is about 1 hour from here). We have a hired car and will drive down, lunch at a restaurant and maybe a bit of shopping…

Try some pasta and soup and be with us!

Mushroom and Cheese Ravioli
Minted Green Peas Soup with Corn Pearls
Gazpacho

Sanjeev Kapoor
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ICSE result celebrations here too!

Very proud of Rachita, our elder daughter, for her 93 percent in ICSE 10th board exams. We are in a celebratory mood! It has enhanced our purpose of vacation in Spain.



Started the day with a good breakfast at La Escala, a restaurant in Hotel Empuries. Quite a drive from where we are staying but worth it…a lovely place by the coast and we had the invitation from the chef so got really good treatment.



Kriti, our younger one, is busy with her sports practice, sometimes having morning trainings on the beach that gives us a wonderful excuse to start the day early with a walk along the sea. We are also slipping in some tours of the market while she has her evening practice.

Booked for lunch at a restaurant called Roca, which is Number 3 in the world. Otherwise, we are doing exactly what the kids demand: laze around with them, swim, play cards..be free.



Staff back in office are still in celebration mood. All have planned to go for a newly released movie tomorrow bunking half-day! They are going to make life hell for others sitting in the same theatre. Being in group encourages the devil in you.



I would love to share paella with you. Here goes:



Paella

Egg white omelette

Lemon Pudding



Till I write again

Sanjeev Kapoor

Loving the colour blue


Hola! I am learning to like the blue colour for here in beautiful Lloret de mar, Spain the sky is a blue colour that is clean and unmarred and the sea is a blue colour that sparkles and beckons tourists to come in for some water sports! Wish I was here a few weeks earlier and could have attended the Rice Gastronomic Festival that had 33 hotels participating – all with new dishes of rice for the gastronomes….

Very active place and those who love water sports have so much to do : water skiing, sailing, snorkelling, diving…and then water parks and fun parks for those who care for adventure on a moderate level! I heard someone talk about mountain biking and that sounds interesting…anyway, the scenery is unique and I am so glad we came here.

Missing home food? Not yet, but will soon! So let me give you what I look forward to when I get back…

Rajma Rasmisa
Gujarati Kadhi
Masala Dosa

Hasta leugo
Sanjeev Kapoor