Spain, Part VIII: A popular stop for a bite, thanks to a prime location in busy Madrid.
Take an outdoor table at Cafe de Oriente for a pleasant view of the Spanish national palace.
Tapas are a treat _ particularly piquillo pepper stuffed to bursting with tuna, corn & langoustine.
Cabrales cheese & crispy pork bacon au gratin. Would probably be the perfect breakfast dish (except that we were here for pre-dinner snacks).
Jamon iberico with tomato compote. Cured meat really is everywhere in this city.
Green asparagus & goat's cheese with the most memorable component: richly savory duck ham.
Cune Rv (Rioja) & Seguras Viudas (Aria) sparkling.
And with this entry, we wrap up our Spanish sojourn. Hasta mas tarde!
Cafe de Oriente,