Let's start with Madrid.
Madrid is the capitol and the largest city in Spain. Located in the central part of the country Madrid is home to roughly 6.5 million people. A cosmopolitan city that has preserved the look and feel of its history and architecture.
The Spaniards have never met a stranger. Their strong sense of hospitality, warmth and friendliness is contagious. They welcome you into their families with hugs and besos (kisses) on both cheeks. And then, STOP THE PRESSES! They feed you.
Food and drink are to be enjoyed, never rushed. Sharing a meal is about family and friends.
It is about long and lingering conversations late into the night. Spain's economy and national politics are the important topics of the day.
The Opportunities to enjoy food, wine and friendship were endless. The family decided that it was important that we develop an appreciation for Spanish wines-that was easy. We tasted six different Spanish wines. We decided that the white grape Albariño grown in the Northwest part of Spain in Galacia was one of our favorites.
After an evening of friendship, good wine and food
In Spain pork rules, the wine is local and olive oil is the only oil that should be used.
Fried potatoes, with fried eggs on top and then topped with iberico ham. Can you say heaven? I can.