Post-dinner table talk

By Pedro Perles

This article is part of our Issue 1: The Languages of Food publication.

NOUN [soβre’mesa]

In Spanish culture, sobremesa time spent in conversation or relaxation at the dining table after finishing a meal, often while indulging in coffee, digestifs, and cigars. Sobremesa is a magic moment where you can experience the afterglow of a meal mixed with a low energy state as blood flows around the stomach, and also a state of brain illumination. Calm brain illumination.