While the Mass was being conducted we were lunching in a restaurant in the Mercado Central de Santiago.
I decided on calamari – mostly because I could identify it on the menu – calamares. I asked if it was “frito” in one of the 4 sauce options listed. The waiter said a lot and I heard “frito” a few times so what I imagined I was going to get was crumbed/battered, deep fried calamari drizzled with a tasty tomato-based sauce. What I apparently asked for was plain grey-blanched calamari sans crumbs or batter and not a skerrick of sauce!
Not only was it not attractive, it did not taste good. At all! So I did what any loving wife does; I offered to swap meals with the manservant! He had ordered Ceviche which he was *really* looking forward to and which he declared to be “delicious” after his first mouthful. But as most husbands know a happy wife is a happy life …….
I must say he chose very well – the Ceviche was really very good! You might start to notice that often, when I’m not the photographer, I’m photographed holding something alcoholic! When traveling in Chile one really must sample their great wines and also Pisco Sours. I think we had alcohol at every meal except breakfast and that was probably only because we weren’t offered any…..
It’s primarily a fish market with restaurants.
but it also has stalls of bits & pieces
We enjoyed the market so much we went back later in the week. If we’d lingered this day we would’ve missed the Lord of Miracles procession that we didn’t know was about to happen…….