15 November, 2013
Guest Blog: Mr. A in MadridComments : 1 Posted in : Food, Travel on by : Reema Tags: food, jamon, Madrid, spain, tapas, travel
Today, I am handing the blog over to my husband (hereby known as Mr. A) who has recently returned from a lot of eating and drinking in Madrid. I loved hearing about his trip and thought a guest post on Hungry Aphrodite would be the perfect way for him to share his experiences with my hungry readers. So, here’s Mr. A!
MR. A IN MADRID
By Rahul Agarwal
Mr. Hungry Aphrodite was recently allowed a boys’ trip to Madrid on the condition that I promised to eat lots of delicious Tapas, take plenty of pictures and write a guest blog upon my return. I hope today’s post is so successful that I am sent on many such missions in the future.
As you can guess, we planned the weekend around Madrid food & nightlife. We did manage to make it out for a few hours in the daylight and here are just a few great shots of Madrid.
And, now for the food.
One of our first stops in Madrid was Museo del Jamon which literally means the Museum of Ham. Yes, we had lots of top grade Iberica Jamon, regular Jamon in croissants and ‘Gambas’ – prawns sautéed in garlic and butter.
Next stop was a Tapas bar called Taberna Malaspina in Puerta del Sol right in the centre of Madrid. We ordered the usual tapas accompanied by lots of wine and beer. The restaurant was crowded and the staff were frantically trying to keep up the superb service. At one point, I remember looking around and observing several large groups of friends laughing & drinking as well as romantic couples sharing tapas and enjoying the ambience. It felt like it was 9pm and everyone was just getting ready for a night out…I looked at my watch… IT WAS 2AM – we were definitely on Spanish time!
Yet another memorable experience in Madrid was the Mercado de San Miguel. This was a food lovers paradise. For those familiar with London, Mercado San Miguel would be equal to a posh Borough Market that ONLY sells Tapas. There were beautiful Spanish desserts, Queso, Chorizo, Sangria, Croquettas, a sea food Tapas bar famous for its ‘pulpo’ (octopus) and ‘padron peppers’.