Washboard Chocolate Bar / Tableta de Chocolate

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WE WERE BACK last night at Santorini, our favorite Greek restaurant here in Fuengirola. And we had the pleasure once again of being served by both Antonio and Jad. You may remember Jad as the magician who charmed us the last time we were there (click here). Well, he charmed us again. And, of course, the food was exceptional. As usual, we had dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) to start. And, as usual, I was so excited to eat them that I forgot to take a picture. They were beautiful! So was my chicken souvlaki (which I did remember to photograph).

Jad couldn’t think of a new magic trick to perform, so he instead decided to scare the crap out of San Geraldo.

JAD GAVE US A Spanish lesson. He pulled up his shirt to proudly display his midsection (but I wasn’t allowed to take a picture!). He taught us that the Spanish term for washboard abs is “tableta de chocolate” (chocolate bar). He commented that his “chocolate bar” had melted in the Costa del Sol sun.

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VOLVIMOS A NOCHE en Santorini, nuestro restaurante griego favorito aquí en Fuengirola. Y una vez más tuvimos el placer de ser atendidos tanto por Antonio y Jad. Puede recordar a Jad como el mago que nos encantó la última vez que estuvimos allí (haz clic aquí). Bueno, nos encantó de nuevo. Y, por supuesto, la comida era excepcional. Como de costumbre, teníamos dolmades (hojas de uva rellenas) para comenzar. Y, como de costumbre, yo estaba tan emocionada de comerlos que olvidé tomar una foto. ¡Eran hermosos! Así fue mi souvlaki de pollo (que recordé fotografiar).

Jad no pudo pensar en un nuevo truco de magia que realizar, por lo que decidió asustar a San Geraldo.

JAD NOS DIO UNA lección de español. Se levantó la camisa para mostrar con orgullo su sección en medi0 (¡pero no se me permitió tomar una foto!) y expliqué que es una tableta de chocolate. En inglés, “tableta de chocolate” significa “washboard abs” (abdominales de tabla de lavar). Él comentó que su tableta de chocolate se había derretido en el sol de la Costa del Sol.

And here I am doing my version of “Most Muscular,” the bodybuilding pose that shows off my chocolate bar.

Y aquí soy yo haciendo la pose de culturismo que muestra mi tableta de chocolate.

Dog Pee?

There’s a restaurant nearby that has great food and service. It’s less than a 10-minute walk and the atmosphere is great.

The men’s room is well-maintained (that matters to some people), but I find the inside of the toilet lid to be very peculiar — and a bit confusing.

WAS I SUPPOSED TO AIM FOR THE DOG’S MOUTH?
(THE COLOR OF THAT TONGUE MAKES ME THINK SO.)

It’s Greek To Me

There’s a local Greek restaurant called Santorini that we had never tried before. It’s well-rated, so we decided to check it out the other night with Tynan and Elena.

I told San Geraldo and Tynan that it was a 5-minute walk from our apartment. It was 8 minutes. And those whiners had the nerve to complain.

So sue me.

Anyway, they didn’t complain once we were there. Friendly and excellent service. Delicious and authentic dishes. And very affordable prices. The menu includes Spanish dishes, as well. But we stuck with what we were there for and went totally Greek. (Oh, stop it.)


(Click the images and enlarge the delicious.)

DOLMADES — STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES.
TZATZIKI.
(YOGURT, LEMON JUICE, OLIVE OIL, PEPPER DILL, CUCUMBER.)
KEBAB WITH TZATZIKI AND RICE (AND SALAD).

A nearby foursome (I swear it wasn’t us) followed their meal with a flaming drink called Queimada. The drink originates in Galicia (northwestern Spain). (Learn about it here.)

Elena explained the drink to us. She’s from Northern Spain, although quite a long distance from Galicia. But she’s very smart. And she has quite a bit of experience with alcoholic beverages.

COME ON BABY,  LIGHT MY FIRE.
(NO FLOWERS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS DRINK.)