A final lunch in Colombia

A number of delightful Colombian friends took me to the Spanish fort today (photos tomorrow) and then to what Hitch would call “an estimable luncheon” at the Naval Club.

Jugo: watermelon slurry.  What a delicious drink!

First course:  crab soup, Caribbean style, with spices and (I think) a bit of sherry:

Main course: filet of sea bass with garlic sauce, patatas fritas and, of course, the ubiquitous patacones:

Finally, my stay in this wonderful town would have been much poorer without the hospitality and ministrations of my friends; from left to right they are Ivonne Corea, Hortencia Barrios, Silvia Jiménez, and Luis Caraballo (who also dined with me yesterday).  Muchas gracias, amigos.


  1. Posted November 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m selfishly glad these food posts are coming to an add. It’s sad eating my grad student diet of peanut butter sandwiches or pasta while drooling at your posts 😉

    Seriously though, I appreciated the posts. Very cool getting a glimpse at the food from a different culture.

    • Posted November 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      …To an end. Look, their deliciousness is so distracting, I can’t even type properly!

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted November 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

        Oh, they add up. Just observe Jerry’s girth next time!

        • whyevolutionistrue
          Posted November 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

          I doubt that I’ve gained a pound. I eat only one large meal a day, and spend a lot of time walking about. I haven’t noticed that my trousers have gotten any tighter.

  2. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Convenient parking spot, the restaurant is very accommodating.

  3. Posted November 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all the food porn. Muy enjoyable.

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