Sometimes a restaurant can be less about the food and more about the view. But, when you can get a wonderful sea view AND great food – that’s pure heaven. We had such a dining experience at the Victoria Restaurant and Hotel in Tossa Del Mar on the Costa Brava region of Spain. Here are a few of the regional specialties featured on the menu:
Anchovies in olive oil with fresh garlic and balsamic vinegar
Cod Croquettes – these were a big favorite. Not at all fishy with a light texture. I could have eaten the whole plate.
Calamari stuffed with meatballs. Again not fishy. A wonderfully homey dish in a rich sauce.
Fresh grilled cuttlefish in olive oil.
Seafood Rice, a dish that is similar to Paella.
Cim i Tomba is a signature Tossa De Mar seafood stew. It originated with fishermen who spent extended periods of time at sea. On board the boat, they would combine potatoes, onions, and garlic with leftover parts of fish and cook the stew in an iron pot on a small charcoal stove. In the restaurant (instead of on the open water), this garlicky dish will win you over and leave you wanting more. And luckily, we were able to get the RECIPE so that you can give it a try while you plan your visit to Tossa De Mar.
Thank you to the Victoria Restaurant, The Tossa De Mar Board of Tourism and Tossa Tour Experience for hosting us for this amazing lunch. As always, our taste buds, experiences, and opinions are our own.
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