Café con leche
Pan tostado con tomate
Tortilla española: a classic
Marzipan, Toledo's famed traditional dessert
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.