Saturday, July 3, 2010

Don't Order Langoustine!

Langoustine (a.k.a. small lobster)

Boys ... the red dot on the map above shows the location of a shop just a few doors down from where Ian ordered Langoustine in '96.
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A Funny Santiago story ... When we took the boys to Santiago de Compostela in 1996, we went to eat lunch at a restaurant near the cathedral and each of us ordered an $8.00-ish meal. Ian ... who was 8 years old at the time ... ordered shrimp. The waiter told him they were out of shrimp, but did have some langoustine, which tasted a lot like shrimp. None of us had ever heard of langoustine before, but Ian decided to go ahead and try it. When we were done eating, the waiter brought the check over and Chad about had a heart attack ... the dish of langoustine cost the equivalent of $85.00! (It turns out that langoustine is a delicacy ... a variety of lobster found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.) It wasn't funny at the time, but we laugh about it now.

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Kelly - It was about a week after Ian's 9th birthday that we went to Ephesus ... how sweet of you to think of that!
Seamus - Thanks for calling today! So sorry I missed it! That would be fun if you guys made it to Padrón!
Noah - I'll make an appointment with Miss Lisa after the 4th of July.
Ian - The CDs sound like fun!
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A week or so ago I read that The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett was a great book. So, I borrowed it from our small town library. It is an historical fiction novel set in England during the 1100s. One page I read today made a random reference to Santiago de Compostela. I liked that!

1 comment:

  1. I´m so glad you posted that little map, I´ve been looking around to see if any of the shops looked familiar. But the only thing I remembered was that it was close to the cathedral and down the road from a candy shop ... but a little food place downt he road from the cathedral and a touristy candy shop aren´t very helpful clues here.

    Going to check it out today. If they don´t have shrimp, I´m going to throw a fit!



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