Showing posts with label Naturbier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Naturbier. Show all posts

Friday, March 12, 2010

From Turkey for Tapas...

Well, not exactly, but I'm an alliteration nut! It's the songwriter in me, I suppose...Anyway, this Wednesday, Husband, one of our Madrid friends, Pat, and I met an old "college buddy," Eli, in Madrid for tapas. Getting us out for tapas in Madrid "on a school night" was big, so Eli, if you are reading this...you rate! I would say the reason we don't go out much during the week is because we are old, but that doesn't stop the Spaniards from staying out late ANY night of the week. So I guess I'd have to say it's because we are Americans, okay..."old" Americans. Hahaha...Regardless of our habits, quirks, or whatever you want to call it...when an old friend is in town, you put on your "big girl panties," go out with your friend and show him a good time!

And of course, we had a blast! We wanted to make sure Eli had a good tapas experience, so we steered clear of anything new. We went straight from our meeting place, the Puerta Del Sol, to one of our favorite Madrid bars, Naturbier. One the menu...tortilla espanola, ham and chesse croquettes, chorizo, fried calamari, pimientos de padron, olives, fresh bread, and of course, sangria. We hadn't seen Eli for years, so we had plenty to talk about, and probably could have stayed out longer, but duty called...Eli had a plane to catch back to Turkey the next morning, Marc and Pat had to go to work, and somebody was going to have to pry the kids from their warm little beds in the morning...and that somebody would be me...This was the first time Twelve had babysat Eight on a school night, and though they did go to bed on time, it took them an extra 30 minutes to fall asleep...thus, the necessary prying...sigh...

To finish off the night, Husband suggested our favorite place for churros dipped in melted chocolate, Maestro Churrero. Como se dice "YUM" in espanol??? Hasta luego...

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