For New Year Leslie took us to a dinner party at one of her friend’s house. They cooked a lechon over the parrilla (a whole pig on a BBQ) and we ate and drank outside. We had some good food (tongue salad) and some weird food (pound cake rolls filled with savory things like ham, cheese, chicken and avocado) but ultimately the star of the evening was the lechon. It was by far, hands down, the best one I’ve ever had. Yes, better than the one in Bali and better than the one in the Philippines. This proclamation might make some people angry, but I stand by it.
At midnight we poured sparkling wine and went to the 2nd floor’s terrace for a better view of the fireworks over the city. We all kissed and wished each other feliz año nuevo. It was a great night.