Is This the Best Food Stall in the World?

Posted: February 12, 2008 in Food, Life, Spain, Tenerife, Travel
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The best food stall in the worldOne of the little things that gives me a buzz every Carnaval is the appearance of the Meson California food stall. Puerto de la Cruz already has plenty of great eateries, but this wooden rectangular ‘Carnaval only’ stall is in a league of its own.
It’s jam packed with goodies; blackened legs of Serrano hams, great green hands of bananas and a curtain of long strings of chorizos hangs from its ceiling. In the centre of the stall, silver platters are piled high with calamari, pinchos and great bunches of emerald herbs whilst the long counter is filled with juggernaut sized loafs of bread and doorstop sized montaditos topped with morcillas, chorizos, strips of Serrano, glistening charred Italian peppers and the biggest carb hit of all, a montadito topped with a full Spanish tortilla.
And the aromas…they’re enough to drive you insane. This is the stall that ended nearly ten years of not eating meat for both Andy and I, such was its seductive powers. The essential refuelling stop for flagging revellers, it is a foodie’s paradise and quite possibly the best food stall in the world.

  1. Pamela says:

    Oh yes, I was doing some serious drooling there too! 🙂

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