We were fortunate to be invited to an intimate and well prepared New Year’s Dinner with fellow bloggers Junyents. As on earlier occasions, or friends treated us to interesting mix of culinary influences – cold and warm, traditional and modern, Swedish and Catalan.
As an exception, the local cava was replaced with a huge bottle of Moët & Chandon and the discussion around the table was more and more animated. Catalan president Montilla was criticised for being overly bland. He is a politician who can possibly hold together a coalition but who will never succeed in building international recognition for Catalonia. Is he still doing a good job? On that topic we had quite different opinions, but we did manage to agree that the grapes which my family had brought were too bland, as well. At least for grapes, that is not a particularly good grade.