Who wouldn’t want to eat fancy Italian food in a cave?!
Last night, I went out with a group of friends to Bacco d.o.c. to celebrate the birthday of one of my favorite English ladies turning one year older.
I love hanging out with these girls because I feel like I always walk away gaining a cultural experience! All of us came from different parts of the world and happened to bump into each other in Valencia, Spain. I mean, if you consider the aspect of language alone, we covered five languages at this table. Each of us have lived such different lives that every turn in conversation usually evolves into a short lesson about a cultural norm I did not know about.
Anyway, I was obviously excited to simply hang out with some great friends; however, I was not expecting to eat in a fancy cave! Bacco d.o.c. has a unforgettable charm from the moment you spot the entryway. I have to admit, it can be tough finding where it actually is. The restaurant is located back off one of the main streets; however, it is worth the hassle once you find it.
The interior makes you feel like you have entered a cave romantically decorated with mosaic artwork and statues. (Naturally, I have to act like a 12 year old and take a picture with a statue because when in Spain, act like a ridiculous tourist.) The restaurant décor is complete with a mosaic staircase made with mirrors to get to the second level.
The staff and food are just as lovely as the atmosphere. Our waiter was very sweet. He lovingly made fun of me quite a few times for not being able to speak Spanish, but we eventually taught him a few English phrases by the end of the night. It still surprises me how you still tell someone’s character even when you cannot understand the language they are speaking. A smile can go a long way.
Anyway, after our delicious Italian food, we decided to finish out the celebratory evening by venturing out to the Black Note to hear some live music. If I am completely honest, the band was not fantastic; however, they certainly knew how to charm the regulars and create a fun atmosphere of singing and dancing.
All in all, it turned out to be a pretty great way to spend a Friday evening celebrating another year in this crazy world.
Adventure Lesson Learned: It’s fun eating in a cave.
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