Today’s Adventure Is…Bacco d.o.c.

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.

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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.

 

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Posing on the Mirror Staircase

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.

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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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