Posts Tagged ‘Mansión Abaco’

Cena en restaurante en Mansion Abaco

March 10, 2014
steak tartare

steak tartare

tuna salad

tuna salad

dessert

dessert

After concert, decided to eat in the restaurant at Abaco.

We were the only ones there. It was easy to see why, the food was expensive, and awful. And it was cold.

I ordered steak tartare. WTF. What arrived looked disgusting, and was disgusting. It was served cold, and appeared to be almost raw. Ground mince, mixed with herbs and spices. OK, maybe a small portion as a starter, but not as a main course. Why was it not served with anything, potatoes, chips, vegetables, salad? I asked, and was brought pepper.

It looked like the slurry from a meat processing factory that goes into industrial burgers. It managed to make McDonald´s look good, and that takes a lot of doing.

My friend Cristina had a tuna salad. A far wiser choice than I.

Georgia chose a dessert, having eaten earlier.

Músico en vivo en Mansión Abaco

March 10, 2014
músico en vivo en salón de Mansión Abaco

músico en vivo en salón de Mansión Abaco

Openart Ensemble: trío, violín, violín y violonchelo.

Last part of programme was very good.

The name come from their desire to introduce new works, or works less familiar to the audience, as they did with six pieces by Paul de Wailly.

Paul de Wailly (1855-1933) started to compose when 17 in 1871 and became one of the rare students of César Franck, who taught him “everything I know.”

I suggested they recorded and released on bandcamp.

After the concert, we ate in the restaurant. A big mistake, the food expensive and not good.

música en vivo en Mansión Abaco

March 3, 2014
música en vivo en Mansión Abaco

música en vivo en Mansión Abaco

Quartet: violín, violín, viola, double bass en salón de Mansión Abaco.

Abaco is a grand Canarian Mansion house dating from 18th century which the present owner has carefully restored. It is high above Puerto de la Cruz overlooking the town.


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