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Spain report, Part 5 - Madrid

rrems | Nov 20, 201411:14 AM

Arriving in Madrid after a very pleasant 4 ½ hour train ride from Granada, we had only that day, Sunday, before leaving for home the next morning.

A full report on our Spain trip, with photos, is on my blog:

http://robertrems.com

For lunch, we picked La Camarilla as it is listed in Michelin and was near the hotel. Since it was Sunday afternoon, the place was packed with local families, babies, and baby strollers. We had our first taste of Morcilla (black pudding) along with mini hamburgers (served with real ketchup!) and while the food was good, it was not on the level of the other tapas bars we tried during this trip.

For our last dinner in Spain, we chose Cornucopia, which was recommended by a fellow CH poster, as one of the very few restaurants of any note that are open on Sunday night. It turned out to be excellent, with interesting flavors, and it is important to note that by making the reservation through Tripadvisor, we got a 30% discount on the food (be sure to tell your server). They also offer set menus with a number of choices, also at a substantial discount, but not every dish is included in those. We were able to choose from the full a la carte, and with the discount the price worked out to be about the same as the fixed price menu. We both started with the prawns, then had the beef and pork hamburger and the filet of beef with foie gras, followed by a banana panna cotta. The total with a bottle of wine was only 72 euros. This has to be one of the best deals in Madrid, and though we chose it because of the limited choices for Sunday night, I would go there any day of the week.

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