Naked and Sated with Hanni / Desnudo y Saciado con Hanni

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

Hanni and I met for lunch yesterday at Naked and Sated on the Alameda Principal in Málaga. And now, not only do I love the clever name, I love everything else about the place. A truly fun space. I’ll go back for photos of the interior and for a full meal including dessert. Hanni smokes (her only flaw), so she wanted coffee somewhere with an outdoor terrace. Otherwise I would have stayed for coffee and one of several delicious-looking desserts. Still, our meals were excellent, the service perfect, the mood was casual-chic, and the conversation flowed. I look forward to Hanni’s permanent return to Spain and to having her nearby — and to meeting her dog, Clint, who she’ll be adopting in a week. He’s two years old and has no idea how much he’s going to be loved. After coffee, Hanni went back to work and I wandered.

I ended up at a new (to me) museum that was a revelation. Lots more on that in the coming days. Right now it’s time for the gym. I was up a lot during the night. Maybe it was the entire pint of Magnum double-chocolate ice cream on top of San Geraldo’s mildly spicy and exceptional pulled pork and the several handfuls of chocolate covered blueberries, mango bits, and orange pieces that I picked up at Captain Candy and shovelled in my mouth on the train on the way home because I felt like I was having a sugar crash.

It was chilly yesterday. I wore my heaviest fall jacket, a long-sleeved shirt underneath, a scarf, and even my knit cap at times. At least I didn’t feel the need for gloves. That’s San Geraldo buttering (and jamming) his pitufo tostada during our morning coffee inside Mesón Salvador. Or, as I like to call him, Papa Smurf. (As well as being Spanish for a small tostada, pitufo is also Spanish for Smurf. Click here.)


Hanni y yo quedamos para comer ayer en Naked and Sated en la Alameda Principal de Málaga. Y ahora, no solo me encanta el nombre ingenioso, me encanta todo lo demás sobre el lugar. Un espacio realmente divertido. Volveré para tomar fotos del interior y para una comida completa que incluya el postre. Hanni fuma (su único defecto), así que quería tomar un café en algún lugar con una terraza al aire libre. De lo contrario, me habría quedado para tomar un café y uno de varios postres deliciosos. Aún así, nuestras comidas fueron excelentes, el servicio perfecto, el ambiente era casual-chic y la conversación fluyó. Espero con ansias el regreso permanente de Hanni a España y tenerla cerca, y conocer a su perro, Clint, a quien adoptará en una semana. Tiene dos años y no tiene idea de cuánto lo van a querer. Después del café, Hanni volvió al trabajo y yo deambulé.

Terminé en un nuevo (para mí) museo que fue una revelación. Mucho más sobre eso en los próximos días. Ahora es el momento del gimnasio. Estuve despierto mucho durante la noche. Tal vez fue la pinta entera de helado doble de chocolate Magnum encima del excepcional cerdo desmenuzado ligeramente picante de San Geraldo y los varios puñados de arándanos cubiertos de chocolate, trocitos de mango y trocitos de naranja que recogí en Captain Candy y eché una pala en mi boca en el tren de camino a casa porque sentí que estaba teniendo un bajón de azúcar.

Ayer hacía frío. Usé mi chaqueta de otoño más pesada, una camisa de manga larga debajo, una bufanda e incluso mi gorro de lana a veces. Al menos no sentí la necesidad de guantes. Ese es San Geraldo untando mantequilla (y atascando) su pitufo tostada durante nuestro café de la mañana dentro del Mesón Salvador. O, como me gusta llamarlo, Papá Pitufo. (Además de ser español para una tostada pequeña, pitufo también es español para Pitufo. Haz clic aquí).

• You enter through the double glass doors at right. The restaurant is U-shaped and wraps around the back of the building. (I stood at the double glass doors at left for a few minutes trying to figure out why they wouldn’t open.)
• Entras por las puertas dobles de cristal de la derecha. El restaurante tiene forma de U y se envuelve alrededor de la parte trasera del edificio. (Me paré en las puertas dobles de vidrio a la izquierda durante unos minutos tratando de averiguar por qué no se abrían).
• Hanni’s Greek Salad.
• Le Ensalada Griega de Hanni.
• My Konjac Pesto.
• Mi Konjac Pesto.
• Amazing. I had Captain Candy all to myself. I felt just like a kid in a candy shop.
• Asombroso. Tenía al Capitán Candy solo para mí. Me sentí como un niño en una tienda de dulces.

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..

28 thoughts on “Naked and Sated with Hanni / Desnudo y Saciado con Hanni”

  1. I love the looks of the place…and that Konjac Pesto looks so good!!!! You have given me an idea what to have for dinner. Hanni is Sleath looking, very pretty. She looks fun.

    But now San Geraldo will have you to thank now that I will refer to him going forward as Papa Smurf only!!!!!

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      I’m ashamed to say I had to ask Hanni what Konjac was. It was delicious (she said it’s slimy). The photo doesn’t do Hanni justice. A beautiful woman. I like the sound of Papá Pitufo.

  2. Those doors could be quite confusing. It looks delightful. I didn’t buy anything in that candy shop, I think I have a photo.

    1. David:
      There’s a sign on the door furthest left that says “Use main entrance.” So I stood by the right door, which had a sensor above it. It didn’t work. Hanni texted to say she had just arrived and was inside. I stepped back a bit and caught my error. She didn’t even know there was another set of doors or we both would have been standing there.

  3. The building is pretty with its arched door and arched windows. You look handsome and happy.


  4. As usual, your photos of food are all before they are half eaten (you saw my post) and I notice that the flakes of cheese (parmesan reggiano [sic]?), while not a BLIZZARD are several snowflakes more than I got at Pasqual’s. I envy you.

    1. Frank:
      Yes they didn’t claim it was a blizzard of “parmesan reggiano”. That was your restaurant’s first mistake. I have shared some empty plate photos at times when I didn’t remember until it was too late. And often, I do a close-up of the part that’s untouched.

    1. Steve:
      I have so many nicknames for him. I do like the Spanish version even better: Papá Pitufo.

  5. You’re so photogenic, Mitchell, you really DO look like a kid in a candy store! You must be a little psychic too as I’ve had candy cravings all week myself, LOL!

    1. Tundra:
      Thanks. I didn’t like either photo of me. I thought I was so clever when I said to myself “I feel like a kid in a candy store.” I’m still recovering from chocolate overload I think.

  6. What’s not to love about a candy store!? I’ve never grown up in that respect (or many others, for that matter).

    Are there vegan options at Naked and Sated? Both of those dishes look delicious. I hope next time you see Hanni you’ll be able to share a photo of Clint, too!

    Papa Smurf and the Candy Man. What a fun couple! 😉

    1. Kelly:
      And that is one really fun candy store. All the same price. Just fill up a bag and weigh it. I am told Naked and Sated has many vegan options. I don’t know what they are.

    1. Jon:
      Oh, yes, that’s a great place. But there are choices to be made and I was in the mood to be naked and sated.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I was overjoyed to be all alone in there with three or four staffers. I was tempted to ask them to keep the riff raff (rifi-rafi in Spanish!) out for me, but it wasn’t even necessary. People started to pour in as I left. Good timing.

  7. Pirates! My goodness they seem to be beloved everywhere. I am surprised when they show up in photos as I think them something only North Americans adore.

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