What colour do you associate with the Mediterranean? Earthy Tuscan terracotta colours? Tawny russet hues?
This is what mellow Mediterranean tones mean to me...it is reflected in the colours of the food and the thematic interpretation of the decor in the restaurants and cafes.
My first Mediterranean meal was in Barcelona. When in Spain...have a paella! Don't you just love the colours here? The cafe in the photograph is in a different part of Barcelona...it is near the Sagrada Familia. I love the mural of the harlequin and his mandolin.
When in Paris...you just have to drink cafe au lait at the side-walk cafes.
Of course you might also want to try typical French food, like we did at this chic restaurant.
In Italy, the tourist spots are always crowded...look at the hungry people at this side-walk cafe in Rome. My advice is, in this situation, when in Rome, do as the Romans do...grab a panini and gelato as you go.
When in Capri, dine in style. This restaurant on the road to Anacapri has a rustic charm...the thatched roof, the dine-in-the-garden-overlooking-the-cliff concept, the lemon-laden lemon trees surrounding the dining area, all these contributed to an ambience that is unforgettable. Of course the food was also fabulous.
If you notice, yellow seems to be the predominant colour in all these photographs. Hence this post is dedicated to Mellow Yellow Monday. Of course all the collages are dedicated to Mosaic Monday. And for Macro Monday, here's my favourite close-up of yellow jugs from the shelf of my favourite ceramic-ware shop in Anacapri.