A lulu of a dinner / Una lulú de una cena

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

LULU TEXTED ME YESTERDAY MORNING (well, she texted us both but San Geraldo never reads his) and said she wanted to go out for dinner. It’s not something San Geraldo and I have done for many moons, but we wanted to see Lulu — and to make her happy — so we agreed.

We chose one of our old standbys, Primavera, because we know they maintain more than the minimum space between tables and diligently adhere to Covid rules. Although SG and I were a bit apprehensive at first, we had a great time. Lulu returned from Finland with more chocolate for us — as if she isn’t a sweet enough gift. I’m “protecting” it all in my office ; it’s as yet untouched.

Many of our old friends were working and we were welcomed so warmly that we were immediately glad to be there. We had planned to sit on the terrace, but when they heard we were coming, they automatically set our favorite table inside. With the restaurants large space and high ceilings, it wasn’t a problem. Besides everyone else was out on the terrace and we had the entire interior to ourselves.

San Geraldo started off with his splurge bowl of French fries (chips, papas fritas), which are always the best at Primavera. I even had a beer.

Beautiful and brilliant Carmen was there and let me know she expected to be in my blog today grating the cheese (click here). I usually don’t have grated parmesan, but mine was the only dish that really called for it, so I accommodated Carmen’s request. I was so busy taking pictures that I forget to monitor the amount of cheese. I ended up with a mini mountain, but it mixed right in. And it was worth it.

The sea and air were so calm yesterday that San Geraldo commented we could have gone canoeing. As you can see by the final photos, today has been different. Don’t miss the video at the end — Carmen and her cousin Alejandro dancing the bachata in the Málaga sunset.

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LULU ME ENVIÓ UN MENSAJE ayer por la mañana (bueno, nos envió un mensaje a los dos, pero San Geraldo nunca lee el suyo) y dijo que quería salir a cenar. No es algo que San Geraldo y yo hayamos hecho durante muchas lunas, pero queríamos ver a Lulu — y hacerla feliz — así que acordamos.

Elegimos uno de nuestros viejos recursos, Primavera, porque sabemos que mantienen más que el espacio mínimo entre mesas y se adhieren diligentemente a las reglas de Covid. Aunque SG y yo estábamos un poco preocupados al principio, lo pasamos muy bien. Lulu regresó de Finlandia con más chocolate para nosotros, como si no fuera un regalo lo suficientemente dulce. Lo estoy “protegiendo” todo en mi oficina; aún está intacto.

Muchos de nuestros viejos amigos estaban trabajando y nos recibieron con tanta calidez que inmediatamente nos alegramos de estar allí. Habíamos planeado sentarnos en la terraza, pero cuando se enteraron de que íbamos a venir, automáticamente pusieron nuestra mesa favorita adentro. Con el gran espacio del restaurante y los techos altos, no fue un problema. Además, todos los demás estaban en la terraza y teníamos todo el interior para nosotros.

San Geraldo comenzó con su derroche de papas fritas, que siempre son las mejores en Primavera. Incluso me tomé una cerveza.

La hermosa y brillante Carmen estuvo allí y me hizo saber que esperaba estar en mi blog hoy rallando el queso (haz clic aquí). Por lo general, no tengo parmesano rallado, pero el mío era el único plato que realmente lo requería, así que accedí a la petición de Carmen. Estaba tan ocupado haciendo fotografías que me olvido de controlar la cantidad de queso. Terminé con una mini montaña, pero se mezcló perfectamente. Y valió la pena.

El mar y el aire estaban tan tranquilos ayer que San Geraldo comentó que podríamos haber ido en canoa. Como pueden ver en las fotos finales, hoy ha sido diferente. No te pierdas el vídeo del final: Carmen y su primo Alejandro bailando la bachata en el atardecer malagueño.

San Geraldo’s starter.
La entrada de San Geraldo.
My spaghetti with shrimp, urugula, and a lot of parmesan.
Mis espaguetis con gambas, rucola, y mucho parmesano.
• Lulu’s Goat Salad: goat cheese, apple, smoked salmon, hazelnuts, lettuce, and more.
• Ensalada de Cabra de Lulu: queso de cabra, manzana, salmon amuhado, avellana, lechuga, y más.
San Geraldo’s Pizza: Prosciuto and buffalo mozarella, and lots of basil leaves.
La Pizza de San Geraldo: Prosciuto, mozzarella búfala, y mucha albahaca.

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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..

34 thoughts on “A lulu of a dinner / Una lulú de una cena”

  1. Oh my! I’m the first comment! I think?
    Gorgeous food at Primavera. My oh my. As always (really, truly), every photo is a delight in today’s post.

    1. Judy C:
      If you have a chance to check out the post again, I added a dance video (Carmen and her cousin). And, yes, you were the first comment! Thanks!

  2. Pretty kite – much more reasonable kite than that monstrosity you documented a few posts ago. Our wind and waves match yours today.

    Carmen has quite the sparkle in her eyes! I’m envious of your entire dinner experience, not to mention the chocolates stashed away.

    1. Wilma:
      Carmen DOES sparkle. If you have a chance to check out the post again, I added a dance video (Carmen and her cousin).

      Yeah, that kite was a pleasure. Confession: I ate one of the chocolates… alone.

  3. That goat salad looks really good. (The big round thing is the apple, I assume?) Love the butterfly kite! Glad you got to go somewhere and see some old friends and acquaintances. Another sign, maybe, that the world is slowly returning to normal.

    1. Steve:
      I missed including a video of Carmen and her cousin dancing, so I just added it. If you have a chance to check out the post again.

      The goat salad is one of my favorites. Slice apple wrapped in salmon (with a layer of crispy greens between). Unusual and delicous. I love all the textures.

    1. Chrissoup:
      Their pizzas, like all their dishes, are out of this world. That’s my favorite of the pizzas. We had recently done take-away pizza, so I decided to do something different.

      If you have a chance to check out the post again, I added a dance video (Carmen and her cousin).

      1. Thanks for sending me back to the addition. In my next life, I hope to be able to dance like that!

      2. Thanks–so much talent! In my next life I’d like to dance like that. (This is my second try for a reply; hope it’s not a duplicate.)

  4. I want your sketti & shrimp with ALL the parmesan, but I would remove the damn rabbit food.
    SG’s fries need heinz ketchup.
    the chocolate bars look dee-lish.
    and the sea looks angry.

    1. anne marie:
      I love that spaghetti and shrip. The crispy greens add something special. SG DOES like ketchup on his fries.

      Sorry, I didn’t include a video I meant to sure. I added it after you already commented. I hope you’ll have a chance to check it out.

    1. Debra:
      I meant to share a video of Carmen and her cousin dancing. I added it late and hope you don’t mind checking it out at the end of the post. You will REALLY want Carmen to grate your chase. She also is an expert (if that’s the right word) pole dancer — for fun and exercise, not for a strip club.

    1. Bob:
      Please come back and check out the dance video (Carmen and her cousin) I added to the end of the post. If you do, I promise to treat you to pizza and fries … the next time you’re in Fuengirola.

    1. David:
      The food is amazing and we’ve missed it. By the way, Carmen teaches pole dancing… if you and J are interested.

  5. Food looks delicious…..all of it!
    The video of Carmen and cousin shows that they have practiced this dance to perfection….well done!!

    1. Jim:
      Exceptional, aren’t they?!? (And the food WAS delicious. If it were up to me, we would have dessert. Thank goodness it wasn’t up to me!)

  6. I’m sure it took a lot of swirls of the fork to blend all that cheese with the spaghetti.

    That’s some dance those cousins were doing.

    1. Kirk:
      It blended surprisingly easily and it was delicious, although I’ll stay in control in future.

  7. Your entire post today was a feast for the eyes! And it was so nice of your restaurant friends to treat you like royalty!

    I love to waltz, two-step and foxtrot, but the latin dances are so exotic/erotic that professional lessons are definitely required to do them properly, LOL! Carmen and Alejandro are a good dance team — do they compete?

    1. Tundra Bunny,
      We knew a friend of ours was no longer there, but we had no idea who remained. So, it was a joy when we knew every single staffer except one. I’m in awe of people who can move so fluidly. They feel the music. Carmen also teaches pole dancing, and I think that skill shows.

    1. Mary:
      Wasn’t that sunset perfect for the dance? They’ve both got talent. The food was a major treat, and for me a lot richer than what we usually have at home — given the 2 kilos of parmesan.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Your pizzas remind me of theirs. They are exquisite and unusual, with all fresh and organic ingredients. Even the crust is the best I’ve ever had.

    1. Frances:
      That’s our San Geraldo. Carmen asked him if he wanted some bread to dip in his Pepsi. She knows him too well.

    1. Urspo:
      Oh, there’s an awful lot of scrumptious going around. No way to choose.

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