One hundred local restaurants are participating, creating their own erotic tapa. You can register and obtain a card to be stamped by each establishment you visit. The tapas are only 2 euros each and include a beverage — beer, wine, water, soft drink. If you've registered, you can then vote for your favourite.
I didn't sample much last year and this year I got a late start. An understatement. The event runs from October 30 to November 15. I finally sampled my first erotic tapa November 11. However, I will try to hit at least one tapas restaurant a day until the "ruta" ends.
My first stop was a nearby restaurant called "La Esquinita" (The Little Corner). It's an exceptional place that San Geraldo and I only recently discovered. A five-minute walk. Truly local. Very popular. Entirely Spanish. And it took us nearly three years to find it! But we're so glad we did. Their tapa erotica was well presented and absolutely delicious — as long as I didn't dwell too long on the symbolism.
|INSIDE BAR LA ESQUINITA, LOS BOLICHES.|
|BREAD, CHIP, AND BOWL ALL CAME TO A POINT.|
CHUNKS OF FISH, MUSSELS, ONIONS... IN A RED SAUCE.
AN ENVELOPE SEALED WITH A RED DOT.
|THE PRIVATE MESSAGE INSIDE MY ENVELOPE:|
"YOU MUST DO THE 69 POSITION."
"When I come home late at night, I get my favorite dish. Fish!"