We arrived in Madrid quite late in the evening, however being Spring the sky was still bright. After the long drive from the airport we were all famished and it was time to eat. Dinner was served in a traditional Spanish restaurant. This being one of the meals included in the tour, we were not expecting much. However it did come with Sangria which was most welcome.
The restaurant has a long name - La Tahona de Alburquerque. At the front is a Tapas bar with lots of Jamon hanging from the ceiling. At the back is a dining area which is quite cozily appointed.
The dinner was quite simple. It started with a Noodle Soup with Ham (Sopa de jamón y fideo). Looking a bit like Maggie mee - it however tasted great.
Main course was Pork Medallions with French Fries. Again the look is deceiving. The pork was very flavourful and tender. The Spanish do know how to cook their pork.
Dessert was a mixed fruit comport. Nothing special but it was fresh and refreshing.
This was a good start to our Spanish adventure, especially with the generous servings of Sangria to put us in the right mood.