Today, after learning everything about fish at the “museum of the fish” in Palamos, we went to see the boats coming back from their day of fishing: octopus, gambas, sord fish, makerel, sardines, St Peter’s eye, and many more….
The fish auction was a hit. Buyers bit electronically on the box of fish they want to buy but they only bit when the price goes down and reaches what they think it is worth. If they wait too long watching the price goes down before biting, then another buyer will have bought before them and they get nothing.
The cherry on the cake was the cooking demonstration by a chef, preparing some specialties from Catalonia. Sharon helped preparing the “crema catalunia” which is similar to the French creme brûlée. The French say that the creme brûlée came first but the Catalan say that the catalonia crema come first of course.
Kathryn prepared the”pan amb tomaquet” which are toast with tomatoes, garlic and olive oil.
Kelly and Kate prepared the aioli: Kate kept on mixing in one direction and Kelly on pouring the olive oil.
Barbara didn’t feel like cooking but she admired the fish.
The chef showed us how red wine is drunk by the fishermen:
Barbara, Kate and Lé tried and Lé was the champion. She mastered the art of drinking like a Catalan sailer vey well.
We ended the evening with a swim in the sea at sun set.
This is our last night on the Costa Brava, in a magical place: