My friend Rocio is a chef and runs a restaurant called El Chambao de Vizco, which is outside the village, down by the river. Rocio is from Granada but she loves the coast of Cadiz and even more Tarifa. I love listening to her when she talks about her weekly trip there only to buy some fresh fish. She knows Monchéri and I like red tuna very much and always let me know when she's just bought some in Cadiz. Yesterday sunday was a lucky day so we decided to walk down to the restaurant, through the old mills road. We usually drive but I guess we want to sweat it out to really deserve our steak of red tuna!
I never took this road and found it so pleasant and romantic, with its refreshing stream of water, luxurious fig treesI put on my red poppy dress
Monchéri was laughing because I kept marvelling at the beauty of the trees. Well, you see the land is so dry in Andalucia, it's always a pleasure to be surrounded by luscious green vegetation and enjoy the refreshing shade of a willow tree.
The red tuna, which I like very rare was melting in my mouth. Rocio added some homemade blackberry jam for a sweet note.
We like being here because it's relaxed and cool in the summer. Also Monchéri knows this place since he's a kid. In those days, it was an ordinary bar where old men used to spend hours playing cards on sunny sundays and kids played in the open air.
Here is Rocio, she's a bit camera shy...It's when she talks about food that she gets very animated...she loves her job and we love her food
Juanmi the waiter always blames me for never finishing my drinks. He graciously offered a whisky for Monchéri and a Marie Brizard for me, because I love the anise taste, but dios mio, one or two sips for me would be enough!