-Do you know where I really want to go?
-Spain. I just can’t wait to see those landscapes, castles and museums by myself! I can’t help but wonder how a real spanish tortilla tastes like!
And that was the first time I ever listened to my mom talking about one thing she really wants. The only two places I’ve heard her talking she wanted to visit was Canada (because her oldest son lives there) and Mexico (when I was living there). But this is exciting, this is the first time she wants to go somewhere just for the sake of traveling!
So, I told her: Mom, you know what? I’d love to take you to Spain, and that’s gonna happen for sure but I can’t right now. What I can do right now is take you to experience a little bit of Spain, I really think you’re gonna love it. And it’s a start!
There are a lot of Spanish tortillas recipes out there but how would I know if that’s how a real Spanish tortilla supossed to taste? Instead of cooking the tortilla, I started searching for a really good spanish restaurant in town and found one that had it all! She was excited and so was I.
Tapas y Vinos was outdoors, private, it had all the spanish mood going on, they played spanish music the entire time, waiters were really kind (they didn’t have the spanish accent, tho 😉 ), a lot of wines, the tables were extremely fancy white and she was happier than ever!
The first thing we ordered was the spanish tortilla, of course! And I ordered shrimp scampi. Since the portion was so big, I was full immediatly. She was happier than ever with her spanish tortilla. But since those were the entrèes and we tought the portions couldn’t be any bigger, we felt adventurous and also ordered the meat paella.
Oh, Lord! That paella was huge! Thank God it was as big as delicious! I can still remember how I felt when I saw that casserola filled with meat paella just for the two of us!
It was all worth it, for sure, I swear that smile of her meant everything to me! ❤