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.