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Old Dec 6th 2008, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerezgirl
At a mere, what is it now, 250€ per head? and a year and a half waiting list I find it a tad hard to get a table.!!

He's got a hotel with restaurant just outside of Seville....that might be a bit more accessible, but of course it's not the "authentic experience" as Adrià isn't based there.
so?

Do you moan when you get in an Aston Martin that you cant put 40 bags of cement in the back?
No.

Food makes people happy, and if you only get to be truly happy once in your life then what's the harm in that?
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Originally Posted by arko
Does it matter tea, lunch whatever.



Of course it doesn't matter. I'm just saying you wouldn't find a Spanish person eating just a sandwich for lunch. You've had a house here for a long time so I'm just surprised you haven't noticed that. It's just different eating habits.

I didn't know that I had said I hadn't noticed, I was just making a point that it didn't matter if it was lunch or tea as long as it was a decent slice of bread and for me that would be an uncut brown loaf with lots of seeds and oats on it. I'm not a complete moron I know most Spainish people would not have a sandwich for lunch, have you ever tried to get a decent sandwich anywhere in Spain at lunch time. Not known in my area at all.
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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by jackytoo
They take ideas from other cultures, other cuisines and make changes to their own in order to make it even better.

Any examples?
No examples then? been given a lot of countries but not dishes.
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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by jackytoo
No examples then? been given a lot of countries but not dishes.
How about chips? And from which country was it copied
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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by rugbymatt
so?

Do you moan when you get in an Aston Martin that you cant put 40 bags of cement in the back?
No.

Food makes people happy, and if you only get to be truly happy once in your life then what's the harm in that?
I did try to get a table about 3 years ago now. It was supposed to be my fabulous idea for a surprise birthday present for the OH. Didn't work....if I was lucky they said they could put me on the reserve list in case there were any cancellations for this time the FOLLOWING year.
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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by Jerezgirl
I did try to get a table about 3 years ago now. It was supposed to be my fabulous idea for a surprise birthday present for the OH. Didn't work....if I was lucky they said they could put me on the reserve list in case there were any cancellations for this time the FOLLOWING year.
Can you imagine if you waited all that time, and spent all that money, and the place had an off-night? Sorry, but even if I were given the opportunity I wouldn't go.
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Can you imagine if you waited all that time, and spent all that money, and the place had an off-night? Sorry, but even if I were given the opportunity I wouldn't go.
and Burger King, KFC and McDonnalds are thankful for it.....
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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by jackytoo
No examples then? been given a lot of countries but not dishes.
Oh dear. Think your reply says it all. If I said that in some restaurants they were spending thousands of euros on research into new methods of cooking you'd still say, 'but still haven't been given any dishes'. Do you want me to bother to investigate every restaurant in every region and every city to tell you what chefs are doing. Have the time of your life, and experience it yourself.
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Originally Posted by encodeme
I don't think it will be on my restaurant list at that price. Thats 10 meals out for me
10 meals out and the taxis home.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
and Burger King, KFC and McDonnalds are thankful for it.....
Ah, so if the colour of my car isn't white, it's obviously black!
As it happens, the best food you can get is at home (assuming at least one of you can cook). You have absolute control of sourcing, for one thing. I think folk would be surprised at what corners certain restaurants make.
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Originally Posted by encodeme
How about chips? And from which country was it copied
Oh yes, because chips are originally a British dish. Forgot about that
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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by arko
Oh yes, because chips are originally a British dish. Forgot about that
Phew at last a dish the Brits created. I bet we wish there was a patent on it:
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Originally Posted by encodeme
How about chips? And from which country was it copied
France and Belgium....
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Originally Posted by encodeme
Phew at last a dish the Brits created. I bet we wish there was a patent on it:
Unfortunately we can't. It's an argument for Spanish and the Belgians to fight out I'm afraid. The Spanish say it was the Galicians who first started frying strips of potato but the Belgians won't have that.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
France and Belgium....
Beat me to it.
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