October 5th, afternoon.
My trip notes for this drive along the Galician coast read: ‘Drink Albariño Wine. Eat Pulpo.’
Albariño is the green wine of the region and pulpo is octopus, and at Miraflores on the Ria Muros, we found a pulperia where I could have my longed-for octopus.
We sat down at a table with a view of the waterfront and soon ordered a Galician beer and Albariño wine.
The menu board at the seaside pulperia.
‘Algo Para Picar’ on the ‘carta’ at the Pulperia Casa Petra.
When we ordered three ‘a la carta’ dishes they moved us to a larger table. When we saw the huge serving size of the ‘a la carta’ orders we figured out why!
Our lunch of pulpo (octopus), mussels, salad and fries at a seaside café on Spain’s Galician coast.
A toast to Albariño, the green wine of Galicia! I think in this case ‘green’ might designate ‘young’, as the colour of the wine is actually a pale lemon yellow. The wine itself is slightly effervescent with citrus notes that complemented the pulpo (octopus) perfectly.
More on our 2014 trip to northern Spain.