Been 2 La Nostra Padrona

GM: lunch, February 2013: 91/100 – A combo-platterĀ  of octopus, prawns, mussels, clams, surf clams and squid was followed by a plate of ravioli stuffed with monkfish topped up with more fried prawns. Peeping through the tomato sauce there were little bundles of artichoke-paste which had a faint sweet flavour of Kiwi. The dish worked and was washed down by a glass of Medina Chardonnay-Girgentina.

Musically paired with: Incredible Bongo Band – Apache, 1973. This is still a very fresh tune (first recorded by The Shadows) and, this time of year, it reminds me of carnaval. Let there be drums – and seafood, plenty of that!

La Nostra Padrona, 87, Xatt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Malta

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