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Saturday, October 01, 2022

Camino: Dinner in Porto


Squid pasta with shrimp and clams

Dinner in Porto with two best friends I have never met before but will never forget. I had the Squid Pasta with shrimp and clams, and Mickey had the octopus with smashed potatoes and some veggie. Pam had the Baccalau with Risotto. We washed it all down with a bottle of Vinho Verde.
Then, for dessert, Mickey had a lemon-orange sorbet with a fabulous liquor. Pam and I shared a Tiramisu. OMG.

Friendships forged over such meals are destined to last forever. I love you, Porto!

Mickey had the octopus and smashed potatoes and a veggie. He looks happy, right? Mickey is a professor of psychology and religion at a Jesuit college

I had the squid ink pasta, shrimp and clams. OMG. To absolutely die for.

Pam had the Baccalau with Beet Risotto. Amazing (except, of course, for the bones; she wasn't expecting the bones).

We washed down our meal with a bottle of Vinho Verde.

Pam is a university professor of English and is active in Mothers Without Borders.

For dessert, Mickey had the lemon-orange sorbet with some kind of evil liquor they poured over it.

Pam and I shared a Tiramisu. How fabulous is that?

Tomorrow, we are off to the Duoro River Valley Wine Tour and then the rescheduled Fado concert and dinner. 


Oh, did I mention that the entire meal, soup to nuts, came to less than $30 Euro per person? 



You know, right now, life is so damn good I can hardly stand it. This is what makes the hard times - when they come, and they always come -  a little easier to get through.

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