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Besalu, Spain Dining

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Besalu, Spain Dining

Toby | Jun 27, 2003 04:20 PM

Hi. We just returned from a trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava. On that trip, we also went to a few towns just of the coast, north of Barcelona (North-west to be exact), which included Girona and Besalu. Besalu is a wonderful place to visit -- a small town that really gives you a feeling of what it was like to live in Spain in the "olden days." The highlight of the town is an old bridge, which seems to dwarf the town and gives you a sense of how big the town was at the peak. In any event, there is a wonderful restaurant serving traditional Catalan food that has a view of the bridge. It is called Pont Vell. We really enjoyed our meal there. Tons of red meat -- pate, etc. and wonderful desserts, including, of course, the traditional creme catalan. We walked in at 9 (they eat so late in Spain!) and got a table, but not one outside where the best view of the bridge is. The atmosphere, the service. It was really nice. It was not, in any way, the best meal I've ever had, but, at 75 Euros, total, which included a bottle of wine and tip, given the atmosphere, the nice quality of the food and the "tradition" it is definitely a go if you're going to be in Besalu.

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