|Sailboat in the Adriatic. My camera flash was not powerful enough to illuminate it|
We decided to have a stylish dinner at the Art Hotel Kalelarga, the sister property of the Hotel Bastion, but located dead center in the historic Old Town section of Zadar. But, first, the reason for coming to Zadar. Another visit to the Sea Organ and Greeting of the Sun!
With the storms earlier in the day, and the heavy winds, the Sea Organ was loud. The night before, we did not hear it until we were right there, Tonight, we could hear it from several blocks away. We also learned something interesting about the Greeting of the Sun. The large circle, of course, represents the Sun. Heading away (toward the Sea Organ and down the Riva) are the planets, starting with small Mercury close to the Sun and ending with a large circle representing Neptune down past the Sea Organ.
|Venus. Earth. Mars. And then a large Jupiter where the people are standing.|
|Night time is the right time for the Pillar of Shame|
|Pag cheese, octopus salad, prsut|
|The ice chiller bag|
|C**** and G*** P******* are stunned, amazed and pleased by the ice chiller bag. And they're sophisticates!|
|The official portrait of the P*******s with the much-loved wine chiller bag sack|
|Cream of chickpea soup (with bacon)|
Nope. Right as we were all finishing our last spoonfuls, the waiter came by all apologetic, telling us he brought out the wrong soups. These were the chickpea soups -- they did not taste like chickpeas and I mean that as a compliment -- and that he was going to immediately bring out the Cream of Truffle.
And he did:
|Cream of truffle soup|
|Me. Pushing the local Syrah.|
Finally, out came the entrees. I ordered an herbed chicken accompanied by green gnocchi. Why were the gnocchi green? They did not tell their secret. They were a little bland, could have used some Pag cheese. The chicken was delicious, but I was too full to finish.
|Herbed chicken cutlet with green gnocchi|