Wednesday, May 5, 2010

An old restaurant

Madrid, May 5, 2010—

ALWAYS THE SAME, I told the desk clerk when she asked how dinner had been, And always good. She'd made a reservation for us at one of the Oldest Restaurants in the World, Botin, opened in 1725, when J.S. Bach was forty years old.

We had:
Sopa de ajo con huevo: Garlic and bread soup (in pork broth) with a quail egg
Pimientos con bacalao: Sweet red peppers with salt cod
Cochinillo asado: Roast suckling pig

Biscuit con higos y nueces: Nougat glacé with dried figs and walnuts
Piña al caramelo: Pineapple ring in caramel sauce
Rioja, Viña Salceda, Crianza, 2006

  • Restaurante Botin, Calle Cuchilleros 17, Madrid; tel. 913 664 217

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