Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tasting Our Way Through Toledo

Café con leche
Pan tostado con tomate
"Breakfast"
Tortilla española: a classic
Marzipan, Toledo's famed traditional dessert
Tinto Time!
Honey mustard calamari.  I obviously took no part in this breaded seafood nonsense. 

On Sunday we took a day trip to Toledo, Spain's charming former capital outside of Madrid. While the cathedrals, museums and picturesque winding streets are abound with beauty, history and culture, one of the most enjoyable parts of our day was sightseeing though our tastebuds.

Toledo is such a quintessentially Spanish city, so it only made sense that we indulge on typical Spanish food. Café solo and café con leche, pan tostado con tomate, tortilla española, and tinto de verano & cañas that are served with free tapas (including jamón, obviously) were some of our top picks of the day. Not pictured are our mouthwatering dishes from La Abadia, a traditional Spanish restaurant without a tourist in sight. I devoured a savory, rich plate of grilled meat and vegetables, while my friends feasted upon huevos rotos and a delectable assortment of regional tapas.

I'm lucky I didn't gain 5 pounds in one day, because I could have easily just kept eating my way through the city without stopping. I've recently come to the conclusion that Spanish food is the ultimate comfort food, and what it sometimes may lack in spice and flavor it easily compensates with reassuring simplicity.

I can assure you that I did more than just eat and drink in Toledo... but I'd be lying if I told you that this wasn't one of our highlights.

6 comments:

  1. I really love all of your pictures! I miss Spain so much so I am living vicariously through you ;)

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    1. Thank you! Feel free to live vicariously through me... hopefully it inspires another visit sometime soon! :)

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  2. I could happily eat my way around Spain!

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    1. Me too... which is exactly why I really need to join a gym soon!! Haha :)

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  3. i miss pan con tomate! and tinto de verano!

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    1. I don't even know what I'm going to do when I eventually move back home and can't order it in restaurants and bars... but I'm guessing that it must be pretty simple to recreate at home!

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