That was fun. Mariscos means seafood. So we went down to the Shimp Plaza (what better place to have a seafood festival?) where all the finest restaurants in town set out their best dishes and you pay a ticket or so for each. (10 pesos or about a buck each). We ate lobster bisque (exquisite), clam chowder, pasta, and crab cakes that were like little crispy upside down cupcakes full of crab and veggies and potatoes, which I loved. Those were from Don Julio's. Jen, we're going to have to visit Don Julio's again, this dish would indicate it's improved. Luca from Pane y Vino had wonderful ravioli, and a clam amuse bouche that amused Carl no end.
The culinary school booth- they had marlin pasta, a spicy rice dish with shrimp, handmade chocolates, and some Italian salamis and breads. That tall man in the middle is our Mayor.
There was entertainment too- the guitar class performed and their teacher sang. A memorable version of "Ain't no Sunshine". "every time shes goes awaayyyy"
The guitar class had quite a cheering section!
Earlier a jazz band played. The weather was cloudy but warm, it was really a fun event!
There were booths featuring local art.
And local crafts.
And across the street the Bomberos washed their trucks.
All in all a great day! And we didn't have to cook dinner, we're still stuffed.Come down and enjoy this great town, folks! Thanks go to Carl for all the pictures!