Published: October 4th 2006August 8th 2006
We had a fantastic lunch today at a place called Cumana. It sits alongside two other similarly sized restaurants, but this one had a queue outside whilst the others were fairly empty. Why? Well, they are famed for their empañadas & there is about 20 varieties on the menu for only a couple of pesos each. We can vouch for the roquefort ones, delicious. Oh, they also have paper tablecloths & crayons!
After lunch, we visited the Museo de Arte Decorativo. It is an incredible mansion built for a very rich family from 1911-1917 in an 18th century french castle style. Their affluence can be attested to by the fact that the dimensions of the main room were designed to fit 3 huge tapestries previously obtained. Rodin designed the proposed fireplace but the first world war prevented him building it, from the miniature casting you can tell it would have been outstanding.
In the evening, Jenny met us at Tango Backpackers for dinner. We had a couple of beers in the bar (as nothing opens prior to 8pm here) before heading out to a little mexican place we'd read about in Palermo. The food was excellent. We ate a tonne of
nachos & Luke & I had baked cheese with mushrooms in enchiladas. As usual, the house wine was also delightful. On the way back, we returned to Fraise for late night icecream, as I had told Jenny it was fantastic. Now Jenny isn't really an icecream fan however, when she tried my chocolate mousse flavour she was amazed by the divineness of it (& has reminded me of this fact since, claiming I have started an unfulfillable craving).
Food of the day: Fraise icecream; converting tourists daily