Monday, May 5, 2014

surf and turf in the capital

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Man, Madrid has some good food. Zamburiñas a la plancha at the Mercado de San Antón ...
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... followed by the best tapa we had the whole week, langostinos alistados a la plancha, with a few glasses of albariño that ended up cheaper than drinking water. Love this country.
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It took a bit of searching, but we did end up finding Sin Reservas in the end, just off the north east side of Parque del Retiro. Starting with a plate of jamón ibérico, of course ...
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... and then onto the meats. A sirloin seared pink ...
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... and a delicious braised beef cheek, served with an exquisitely simple pasta.
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The details are what make this place. The beef was accompanied by 3 kinds of salt - the standard sea salt, along with a pink and black Himalayan rock salt.
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And with the preceding dishes making such an impression, we had to have the tiramisu made in-house. Rich, balanced, going down like silk.
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One sits on top, the other supports. And with tonight's meat-heavy dishes, the only wine that would do was a simple, dry, fresh Lambrusco. A fabulous few days eating in Madrid.
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