Friday, April 15, 2011

A quick visit to Rocio

I went to see my friend Rocio at midday for a quick chat
before she resumes her long and busy day as a chef.
She's been running her restaurant El Chambao de Vizco
for sometime now and people from Granada
love to come down during week ends for a nice lunch
in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by trees

Je suis passée voir mon amie Rocio à midi
avant qu'elle n'embraye sa longue journée en cuisine.
Cela fait quelque temps qu'elle dirige son propre
restaurant, El Chambao de Vizco
et les gens de Grenade adorent venir le week end
pour déjeuner dans une ambiance relax, en pleine nature

Rocio is one of these women who really impress me.
She loves her trade, well, I guess this would be expected.
It's her energy which actually impresses me.
She does it all on her own. She works on her own land to
grow the vegetables she uses in her food, she takes care of the garden of the restaurant,
she does the maintenance at times,
and today she laughed when I suggested
perhaps she should have a little siesta in the afternoon.
No time !
....and me who thought that siesta and slow rhythm
were a common routine in Andalusia...not necessarily !

Rocio est le type de femme qui m'impressionne.
Elle adore son boulot, ce qui va de soi.
C'est surtout son énergie qui m'impressionne.
Elle fait tout elle-même. Elle cultive tous les légumes dans son potager,
elle s'occupe du jardin du restaurant, de la maintenance et aujourd'hui,
je l'ai fait rire en lui suggérant de faire une petite sieste dans l'après-midi.
Pas le temps !
....et moi qui pensais que la sieste et la lenteur étaient une composante
éternelle de la vie andalouse...pas vraiment en fait !




Have a sweet week end

pics : me

El Chambao de Vizco
Cuesta de la Valdesa
Durcal (Granada)
tel : 958 78 19 65

7 comments:

Spangle said...

What wonderful photos. Your friend's restaurant looks like a fabulous setting for a meal.

aguja said...

I am always amazed and quite in awe of those who can run restaurants and supply the ingredients for the food on thier own - amazing, as is the setting.

Don said...

This place looks a little shady to me.... that's a good thing. :)

Jojo said...

I lost my bookmark to your blog and spent some time finding it once more. Hope so glad to have found it! Love your new blog look!!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That looks like such a great little place - I wish I could just pop round and spend the afternoon sitting in the shade, eat and chat... xo

maría cecilia said...

Encantador lugar!!!! voy ahora mismo a conocer a Rocia...gracias Lala!!
cariños

Theresa Cheek said...

This is the perfect mix of nature and cuisine. I would love to eat here!

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