We went to this place last night to celebrate David’s birthday. It’s an Asturian restaurant that serves typical food from the region and cider, which they pour into glasses from a considerable height. Asturian cider is less sweet than English-style ciders and much more refreshing. One of my roommates, Marina, is from Asturias, so I’ve had the opportunity to try their delicious cheeses:
My favorite is goat cheese, the one with the blue tint; it crumbles easily, smells bad, tastes strong, but it’s SOOO YUMMY!
You can read an article that appeared in the NYTimes last year about Asturian cheese caves: http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/travel/23explorer.html
Hennyway, we had one of these assorted cheese tablas, chorizo in cider, fries with cheese, a salad with tuna and red pepper, and mussels. Everything was really good, and I also liked the decoration of the restaurant — very rustic, as if you were in a tavern in the countryside.
Wish there were something akin to Yelp in Madrid; I think it’d be a good idea to start writing reviews of different places here.