Monday, January 8, 2018

Carmel Day 1 -Yafa Resturant

As I told you that my house was getting remodeled, and just before Christmas we got our house back. So, the Christmas was super busy, from cleaning the house to arranging everything. In the mean time, Mr. Man arranged a small trip to Carmel. The plan was to start from home around noon on 23rd December. However, I had been still cleaning and arranging things around till 12 in the noon.  Anyway, after finishing all cooking, eating, cleaning, arranging we at last depart from home around 2 in the afternoon. When we reached Carmel, it was already dark. I couldn’t see anything. I felt that Mr. Man parked the car on some one’s driveway. He told me that he parked car on roadside, and he needed to go on foot to find our inn, where we were gong to stay for next two nights . Anyway, he parked the car on the front road of the inn. After finishing all the work at the office we luckily got a parking spot on the inn’s parking space, as that was the last one left. *smile*


Our next work was to find a restaurant nearby. Carmel is full of exotic restaurants. We found a Moroccan restaurant very near of our inn, and we decided to go there, as all of us love Mediterranean food. 

Lentil Soup


It was not far from the inn. So, we decided to walk there. Anyway, after walking little on the dark road, we reached a very small door, which went down a little from the sidewalk. We almost missed the door. My son, pointed out the little door of the restaurant. That was a very little cozy restaurant with maximum occupancy of 40, named Yafa.
 

Chicken with apricot sauce


Inside it was dimly lit, an old gentleman had been singing most probably on Moroccan language, but it was very beautiful to the ear. Music and dance has no language barrier. If the music is nice to ear, and the dance is beautiful to eyes, then you can watch without knowing the language. The interior was very much  Mediterranean in style. We ordered our food, and was  listening to the songs.

Lamb ravioli

 Suddenly one man took out one drum kind of small instrument, and started beating in a quick rhythm, so that you will feel dancing. The owner of the restaurant came with waist belts, and offered all the ladies there to dance. Few of them started dancing, but I didn’t. In my life I never danced. *smile*. However, that was really a fun time.

Shrimp


The food was extremely delicious. I never rated chicken with apricot sauce. So, I ordered that. It tasted heavenly. When my son found ravioli in the menu card, he effused to eat anything but lamb ravioli. Mr. Man wanted to eat small, and he ordered shrimp. After all days of work and driving (though I didn’t drive) this warm cozy feeling with delicious food took away all the fatigue from the body and mind. 

     .....to be continued.

26 comments:

Annie's Journal said...

What a lovely treat you had as a family for all the hard work done! The Mediterranean meal looks so delicious:) and well done on your newly renovated home:)

Nancy Chan said...

After all the hard work, you deserve a holiday to relax and refresh yourself!

laurie said...

sounds like a wonderful time away!

Lory Beauty said...

These dishes look delicious! :)
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Ivana Mihalić Ivy said...

Yummmmmy, the food looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this great post.

Have a great day, darling!

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Irreplaceable_fashion said...

wow the looks delicious:)
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La Table De Nana said...

I am not a dancer either yet I want to whisper in your hear.."I hope you do dance and love it one day".I want you to have fun:)
It sounds lovely this trip:)

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds wonderful, what a great break away. Great food.

Angela said...

Great review! I like to eat and love ethnic restaurants. The food you all had looks marvelous! Music and dance sounds like fun! I would had been there dancing immediately.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, how magical! Sounds like such a wonderful night after your long journey. The food looks delicious, too. Such a nice start to your trip. xx Karen

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

fimère .b said...

un menu délicieux plein de saveurs
bonne soirée

Mac n' Janet said...

Carmel is one of our favorite places. Love Mediterranean food.

Mac n' Janet said...

Carmel is one of our favorite places. Love Mediterranean food.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a lovely spot to enjoy the beginning of your trip. Carmel is a gorgeous place! I hope you are enjoying your new renovations! ♥

carolina g. ticala said...

A very nice post, that you have a year full of happiness!!!🌲🌲🌲🌲

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful time.
Small portions of food there.

Anya Dryagina said...

Amazing post and fantastic photos dear!
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Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Krishna, your hubby must be fun to live with. It seems he is always surprising you with a nice little trip. Carmel is so beautiful and the food sounds good..Thanks for your lovely visit..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Shweta Shah said...

Glad you finished your arrangement at house, you must be tired. After that you deserve this delicious treat. credit goes to your son, he searched out this great place.
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Polly said...

I'm glad you had a good time and were able to relax. I do chicken with apricots, I love it. I'm not a dancer but I would have had a go!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- What a wonderful post-full of luscious descriptions. I felt like I was there right along with you. I would not have been up dancing either. lol Glad you didn't miss the 'little door'. xo Diana

JoJo said...

That meal sounds great! Carmel is such a beautiful town. I love all the little alleys and passageways with little, hidden shops and courtyards.

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks like and sounds like, such a nice meal!! You should have danced! LOL! Big Hugs!

wisps of words said...

How wonderful! A trip to Carmel, CA. We were there once, but did not see much. And the homes are beautiful, according to Net sites, about them.

Becky L. said...

Glad your day and evening went went with delicious food and music that you enjoyed!

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