Whole Lotta Love / Muchísimo Amor

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WHEN WE WANT a good meal, we of course go to Mesón Salvador. But sometimes we need more than just a good meal. Sometimes we need to feel loved. And that’s also when we go to Mesón Salvador.

San Geraldo has been spending his days doing research. He loves it but it can be exhausting.

I spent 2-1/2 hours in the orthodontist’s chair Tuesday morning. The attachments on my teeth are gone, which means I no longer have to wear my Invisalign braces. Yay. However, I now have metal and wire attached to six bottom teeth and could be wearing that for anywhere from 1 to 3 months. And, given my orthodontist’s track record — 18 to 20 months has turned into 3 years, so far; my 2-1/2-hour appointment Tuesday was supposed to be 40 minutes; she’s never on time; and the metal and wire attached to six teeth was supposed to be attached to four teeth — 1 to 3 months will probably be 6.

By evening my mouth was really sore. We needed our family at Mesón Salvador. And I ate soft food! Here are photos of some of our recent experiences, including Tuesday night.


CUANDO QUEREMOS UNA buena comida, por supuesto, vamos a Mesón Salvador. Pero a veces necesitamos más que una buena comida. A veces necesitamos sentirnos amados. Y eso también es cuando vamos a Mesón Salvador.

San Geraldo ha pasado sus días investigando. Le encanta pero puede ser agotador.

Pasé 2 1/2 horas en la silla del ortodoncista el martes por la mañana. Los accesorios en mis dientes se han ido, lo que significa que ya no tengo que usar mis frenillos Invisalign. Estupendo. Sin embargo, ahora tengo metal y alambre conectado a seis dientes inferiores y podría usarlo durante 1 a 3 meses. Y, dado el historial de mi ortodoncista — 18 a 20 meses se han convertido en 3 años, hasta ahora; mi cita de dos horas y media el martes debía ser de 40 minutos; ella nunca llega a tiempo; y se suponía que el metal y el alambre unidos a seis dientes se unían a cuatro dientes — de 1 a 3 meses probablemente serán 6.

Al anochecer mi boca estaba realmente adolorida. Necesitábamos a nuestra familia en Mesón Salvador. ¡Y comí comida blanda! Aquí hay fotos de algunas de nuestras experiencias recientes, incluida la noche del martes.

Paella for lunch Saturday.
El almuerzo del sábado, paella.
We’re famous! We’re there almost every morning and we even have our own key on the point-of-sale system for “Mitchell y Gerry” (two cafés con leche, with or without ice.)
¡Somos famosos! Estamos allí casi todas las mañanas e incluso tenemos nuestra propia clave en la sistema de punto de venta para “Mitchell y Gerry” (dos cafés con leche, con o sin hielo).
Bacalao with Rosemary one night.
Bacalao a romero una noche.
Tropical salad one afternoon.
Ensalada tropical una tarde.

Angel photobombed San Geraldo’s dinner Tuesday night.

Foto bomba por Angel de la cena de San Geraldo el martes por la noche.

SG’s steak, without Angel.
La ternera de SG, sin Angel.
Angel is no angel.
Angel no es un angel.
My gentle-on-the-lips-and-gums meatballs in traditional almond sauce. And that’s my glass of Zumbral (Málaga sweet wine), my special treat to myself Tuesday night.
Mis albóndigas en salsa de almendras tradicional, suaves con los labios y las encías. Y esa es mi copa de Zumbral (vino dulce de Málaga), mi regalo especial para mí el martes por la noche.
Fresh from the oven Tuesday night. Milhojas. Layer upon layer of flakey pastry and exquisite cream filling.
Recién salido del horno el martes por la noche. Milhojas relleno de crema. ¡Exquisito!

Sergio’s The Thinker.
Not by Rodin, but still a masterpiece.

Sergio, El Pensador (no de Rodin pero sigue siendo una obra maestra).

With Lolo. He calls me “My Love.” I call him Lolo.

Con Lolo. Él me llama “My Love.” Yo lo llamo “Lolo.”

San Geraldo with Sergio, Lolo, and Angel.
San Geraldo con Sergio, Lolo, y Angel.


Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

38 thoughts on “Whole Lotta Love / Muchísimo Amor”

    1. David,
      Family meals were always tense for me when I was growing up. Now, you’re right, food can be love. .

    1. Mistress Maddie,
      The Invisalign braces are a fixed price. They were paid for after 18 months. Every visit since has been free. You’d think they’d want to get me out of there.

    1. Anne Marie,
      Da truth! Jerry is doing genealogy research for a book going back a thousand years. And all his relatives! It’s fascinating… and he gets lost in the research.

      1. Bob:
        I gave Lolo your request this morning. He said, “I get to go to the United States?!? Yes!”

  1. I think they like you guys!! Can’t see why!!?? lol
    The food always goes down better when you are welcomed and loved.

  2. Your own key on the till? Now THAT’S how you know you’re “regulars!” And everything looks so delicious!

    1. Debra,
      We’ve been treated well in many places but THIS is family! And, oh, the food is so good!

      1. I tend to speed read these things right before I go to work, then spend the weekend finding out what I got wrong. And of course, it’s a piece of paper in a wooded frame, but scroll down reeeeaaaalllll fast, and I swear it could be mistaken for a cell phone. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to schedule an appointment with my ophthalmologist.

      2. Kirk:
        It’s good I read BOTH your follow-up comments! Speed-reading can be dangerous. You also didn’t notice that I explain the POS and receipt in the text of the blog. I think your work schedule is getting in the way of more important things.

  3. That is hilarious…they programmed their pos machine for your regular order. Definitely much loved

  4. Mesón Salvador has some of the most beautiful food I have ever seen. I can only imagine how scrumptious it is. What a place!

    1. Judy,
      And a 3-minute walk from home. We’re sittng here right now having our a Mitchell y Gerry… and feeling loved. Lunch here today, too.

    1. Larrymuffin,
      Too late for that unfortunately. Invisalign has a fixed price. I finished paying after 18 months.

  5. It is still possible to go out dining in Europe and where you live without loosing one’s budget. Something that is not possible here in PEI or Canada for that matter. Dining out is seen as a luxury. We do it anyways.

    1. larrymuffin:
      It all depends on where you travel. Here in Fuengirola, there are plenty of expensive places, but there are also still many unbelievably affordable and exceptional quality restaurants. Go into Málaga and prices go up, but still not what it’s like in New York City or Rome or Paris.

      1. Urspo,
        I wondered if that’s what you meant. Maestro is teacher. Camarero is waiter. And, yes, he IS beautiful! Another good and common word: guapo (handsome).

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