Homer's Travels: A Little Taste Of The Camino

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Little Taste Of The Camino

Saturday night the Wife and I went out to eat.  We went to a place I'd been thinking about since returning from my first Camino back in 2011.  Yes ... I can take a while to turn ideas into reality.  The place is the España Tapas Bar & Restaurant in the Benson area of Omaha.

The restaurant serves Spanish food specializing in Tapas and Paellas.  I was there mainly for a dish that I ate a lot of in Spain on my two Caminos: Tortilla Española.  Tortilla is a thick omelette made of potatoes, onion, and eggs all fried up in oil.  I first heard of it in the town of Navarette.  I tried it soon afterward and I was sold.  I was a bit apprehensive when they brought out two slices for the Wife and I.  Would it be as good as I remembered it?  Oh yeah.  It was.

The Tortilla tasted just like what I'd had in Spain.  The potatoes were cut a bit thin compared to the chunkier style I'd had in Spain but it was still awesome.  The Wife had never had it and you could see her eyes light up after she took her first bite.  She liked it just as much as me.  This may be the first time I have introduced a food to her instead of the other way around.

Along with the tortilla we ordered skewers of sirloin and chicken along with cheesy fries with a pepper salad.  This sounds like a lot but in a tapas restaurant, each plate is rather small and meant to be shared.  We ordered four dishes and we shared from each.  Next time we probably should go for five dishes though - I was full but a little more would have finished me off.  Every dish was delicious.

In California the Wife and I used to go out to eat once a week.  We have slowly dropped this habit.  Each time we do go out we comment on the fun we had and how we should go out more often.  I hope we can restart this old habit once again.


  1. That sounds like a delicious meal and a great time with The Wife :) Very cool!

    1. Thank you Autumn! It was a great time and delicious.