Now that I've tried it once I can honestly say I'd like to wait a year or two before ever attempting to eat that much food again.
After school ended on Thursday all the teachers changed out of their work clothes and into dressy clothes. Then a party-bus-looking-school-bus picked all 38 of us up and took us to a culinary school in San Roque. (Meal time for us meant exam time for all the students who were studying to be chefs, waiters, etc. It was really cool!)
|Fully enjoying a beer at my first ever work-related function.|
|Appetizer #1 - jamón ibérico, chorizo, and an unknown meat product|
|Appetizer #2 - fish noodle pasta salad (actually it was imitation fish noodles since the real fish is costs 200e/kilo)|
|Appetizer #3 - huevos rotos con chistora ('broken' eggs over potatoes with sausage)|
|Rosa (French teacher), Patricia (bilingual coordinator), and Eli and I|
There were 2 more appetizers, croquettes and some interesting fish/shrimp spread stuffed in a red pepper.
|Entreé #1 - cod with choco, cuttlefish* (see below)|
|All the teachers at my school! It never looks like this many when I run into them in the teachers lounge.|
|Desert #1 - Passion fruit sorbet topped with some sort of melted sugar, to cleanse the palate for the next round. By this point I was already comfortably full.|
|Entreé #2 - some unidentified meat. Delicious though.|
|Topping of this incredible meal was beer, red wine (didn't touch that though), kalimoxo, water, and several glasses of white wine. The waiter kept having to come over and refill my glass. Oops.|
The lunch really made me appreciate the people I work with, and that Eli and I are both working at the same school. Shout out to Eli :) I'm finally starting to feel like I have a place and a responsibility at the school, like I actually belong. Which is such a good feeling.